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Startups Bank on Mobile TV

February 27, 2007 5:09 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Mobile TV is one of the hottest topics in the wireless industry and it is generating much discussion about the content, the quality of service, the fees and consumer interest and uptake. Of course, carriers are eager to deliver the best quality mobile TV service at the lowest possible cost, and now there are several new companies that have launched with the intention of helping operators delive

Betting on the Bundle

February 27, 2007 5:09 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

It's been more than two years since Qwest decided to sell its wireless assets and migrate its wireless subscribers off its existing network and onto Sprint's network, effectively changing the company's status from a service provider to an MVNO. Although Qwest hailed this decision – saying the change would give the company access to a nationwide footprint without having to spend millions t

Deadline Looms for Hearing Aid Compatibility

February 27, 2007 5:08 pm | by Carrie Printz | News | Comments

Most wireless carriers and manufacturers are confident they can meet the upcoming deadlines for new FCC requirements on hearing aid compatibility, including those dealing with both RF emissions and telecoil coupling. That's becaue most major carriers and manufacturers, including Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless, Motorola, Nokia, LG Electronics MobileComm and Sony Ericsson, alre

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The WiMAX Fixed Wireless Reality

February 27, 2007 5:08 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Bit by bit and city by city, the overhyped wireless technology WiMAX is becoming a reality. Equipment is being certified and shipped, operators are testing and deploying networks, and customers are being signed up. So far, though, the only ones making money off WiMAX are the equipment vendors. Infonetics Research says WiMAX gearmakers gleaned $142.

Environmental Group Takes Different Tower Tack

February 27, 2007 5:08 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

In the wake of the historic storms along the Gulf Coast and a series of regulatory setbacks, a key environmental group in the fight over tower lighting appears to be taking a kinder, gentler tack to get wireless tower companies to tone down their tower lights for the sake of migratory birds. Instead of trying to get regulators to shut down towers or force through new tower lighting regulations,

E911 Wrestles with VoIP

February 27, 2007 5:08 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

As IP-based technology and continuing wireless location-based technology complexities converge, some E911 professionals say the evolution of E911 systems is proving a little more of a headache than was imagined a few years ago. VoIP could be both a boon and a curse for local emergency service providers and wireless carriers that are trying to keep up with advancing communications technology and

Industry Musings

February 27, 2007 5:08 pm | by Andrew Seybold | News | Comments

Network operators recently have reported more customers added and lower churn. Cingular Wireless reported a profit for the quarter just ended. Data usage is up, and there are more and more cities with wide-area broadband services. It's easy to see that most wireless network operators here and abroad are heading in the same direction: IMS or IP to the core of their networks, more and better high

Walkman Phone Continues to Perform

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sony Ericsson is bullish on the remainder of 2006, thanks in large part to the popularity of its Walkman brand music phones. The company reported a year-over-year net profit increase of 91 percent.

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Palm Makes European Treo Push

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Palm, along with Vodafone and Microsoft Corporation, is trying to make push e-mail more of a desired mobile feature in Europe. The trio is joining forces to introduce a 3G-compatible Treo device in Europe this year.

Good Goes Global through Carriers

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Wireless e-mail provider Good Technology has made strides in its year-old business plan to sell through carriers rather than directly to end-users. It already has reseller agreements with the top three U.S. carriers and now has added two from outside the United States.

Motorola Bows Flagship Store in Shanghai

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Motorola continues to make a retail push. The handset manufacturer has opened its first Global Flagship Store in Shanghai. Additional locations are planned in China and elsewhere.

GTC Wireless Forms New Unit

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

GTC Wireless wants to grow it position in the wireless space through the formation of its new Shine Wireless subsidiary, which will focus on selling discounted wireless services.

Strix Strikes Deal in Africa

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Mesh networks provider Strix Systems is celebrating a win this week with Kenya Data Network (KDN), East Africa's largest public data network operator. KDN is using Strix's Access/One Network Outdoor Wireless Systems (OWS) and Indoor Wireless Systems (IWS) to create a new Wi-Fi service.

WiMAX Forum Taps VeriSign

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

VeriSign has been selected by the WiMAX Forum to act as a single-source for a device authentication standard across broadband wireless networks in an effort to promote industry interoperability. The agreement calls for VeriSign to operate the WiMAX root CA.

News Briefs for July 13, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

InPhonic, Clearwire, Tropos Networks, SeaMobile, Cingular Wireless, HBO, Swisscom Mobile, Mach, Faith, InterVideo, TeleCommunication Systems, ConneXon Telecom, Simply Wireless, IceWEB, Mirics Semiconductor and Bulldog Technologies.

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