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Nextel Partners Would Support a Nextel Buy

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Once the Sprint-Nextel merger deal closes, Nextel Partners plans to urge its shareholders to vote in favor of being acquired by a combined Sprint and Nextel entity.

Digicel Continues Caribbean Push

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Digicel Group submitted the winning offer for spectrum in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The amount of the winning bid, which will enable Digicel to again expand its Caribbean network, was not disclosed.

RIM, NTP Patent Outcome Still Hangs in the Balance

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) rejection of two more NTP patents could be positive for Research In Motion (RIM), but it is too early to tell.

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3G Americas Makes Java Recommendations

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

In the name of interoperability, the 3G Americas trade organization has released technical recommendations for the use of Java-based handsets.

News Briefs for June 24, 2005

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Proxim Corporation, palmOne, Datria, Cingular Wireless, Mforma, Nortel, Mobile 365, Trango Broadband Wireless, Streakwave Wireless, GPSi and Stratex Networks.

The Changing Colors of Content

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

When it comes to U.S. operators and their mobile content strategies, virtually all of them either have or will soon add an off-portal content sales strategy to their on-deck offerings. Slowly but surely, nearly all operators are tearing down their walled gardens and allowing trusted third parties to sell content to their customers – without those third parties having to be part of the ope

Putting the Final Touches on EBS

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON—The FCC voted in mid-April to significantly change the rules for 2496-2690 MHz broadband radio service/educational broadband service (BRS/EBS) spectrum. With an eye toward opening up commercialization of a slow-to-develop market among educational spectrum holders, the agency adopted new rules that would double leasing periods and make licensing areas smaller.

Shifting the Growth Gears

February 27, 2007 5:37 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

With just over five months under his belt, Mike Zafirovski, Nortel's new president and CEO, is clearly prepared to answer the tough questions that wireless carriers are surely asking about his company's long-term staying power. Reputation is key in the business world, particularly when it comes to cutting deals with operators leery of fly-by-night firms.

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Two More Try to Join the Big Six

February 27, 2007 5:37 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

The mobile phone industry is dominated by six companies, but that isn't stopping a couple of manufacturers with limited brand recognition from seeking to boost their sales in the United States. Nokia, of course, is the dominant power in handsets and claimed a 35-percent market share worldwide in the first quarter of 2006.

News Briefs for March 17, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:36 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Aperto Networks, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited, WebTech Wireless, TOM Online, iPCS, Sprint Nextel, Transaction Network Services, BroadSoft and GigaBeam Corporation.

ADC Makes Wireless Play with Andrew Deal

February 27, 2007 5:35 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Looking to bolster its position in the wireless arena, ADC Corporation is snapping up Andrew Corporation for $2 billion. The combined entity will offer expertise in the wireline and wireless network infrastructure markets.

Six-Digit Short Code Registration Opens

February 27, 2007 5:35 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Making good on a pledge made in February, the Common Short Code Administration (CSCA) has expanded the short code program with the introduction of 6-digit short codes.

Tira Wireless Extends BREW Support

February 27, 2007 5:35 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Tira Wireless unveiled the latest iteration of its Tira Jump Product Suite, which now features additional support for BREW applications. The company made the announcement at the BREW 2006 Conference in San Diego, Calif.

Sling Media Extends Beta Tests

February 27, 2007 5:35 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sling Media is moving full speed ahead with plans to enter the mobile space through a public beta program for its latest version of SlingPlayer Mobile software, which enables video to be streamed to smartphones running the Windows Mobile Smartphone operating system.

Skyhook Wireless Extends Wi-Fi Database

February 27, 2007 5:35 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Skyhook Wireless has expanded its Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) in the top 100 largest metropolitan cities on the United States. The company has set a goal for its Wi-Fi database to cover 70 percent of the U.S. population by the close of 2006.

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