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Canadian Competition Awaits

February 28, 2009 5:36 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Comments

The Canadian AWS spectrum auction last summer raised $3.23 billion dollars, or $4 billion Canadian, and brought in a number of new entrants, prompting speculation that the Canadian wireless oligarchy of Bell, Telus and Rogers could be dethroned by new entrants.


The New Era of Device Security

February 28, 2009 5:32 pm | by Luke Simpson | Comments

As consumers increasingly rely on their mobile devices for e-mail and other functions besides voice, it's increasingly important to address security issues – even if they're not the Secret Service.


Mobile Banking Poised for Takeoff

February 28, 2009 5:26 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Comments

You've probably heard it before – mobile banking is the next big thing. It's about to take off. "This is the big year in terms of percentage growth This is the killer app," says Mark Beccue, senior analyst in consumer mobility with technology research firm ABI Research.


U.S. Cellular: Taking Care of the Customer

February 28, 2009 5:20 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Comments

It's a good thing U.S. Cellular has a healthy balance sheet because the regional carrier is facing an uptick in competition on multiple fronts, and the fight has already taken a bite out of the company's growth.


Analysis - Digital Dividend Bounty Can Close Digital Divide

February 28, 2009 5:09 pm | by Keith Mallinson | Comments

Governments worldwide should resist temptation to pocket the proceeds from the "Digital Dividend" – the spectrum freed with the switch from analog to digital TV. Instead, monies should be directed with competitive bidding to fund widespread mobile broadband across the Digital Divide to include people and places where the operator business case is weak.

Looking for the ‘Best Days’

February 28, 2009 5:06 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Comments

Nortel is in bankruptcy. Motorola is reporting a loss of $3.96 billion in the last fiscal quarter. Net subscriber adds are down sharply for the largest nationwide carriers. With news like this, it is easy to feel pessimistic about the future of the wireless industry.


Seybold’s Take - First Responders Lose Again

February 28, 2009 5:00 pm | by Andy Seybold | Comments

Most police departments cannot communicate directly with the fire departments or EMS provider in the same community, much less units coming from other jurisdictions. This has been a nagging problem for the first responder community since long before 9/11 or Katrina


Handset Manufacturers Need to Focus on Customer Experience

February 24, 2009 12:52 pm | by Jean-Laurent Poitou | Comments

Differentiating the customer experience remains a complicated challenge.


5 Considerations in a Down Economy

February 24, 2009 12:41 pm | by Chris Kozup | Comments

Businesses continue to make investments in mobility as a way to improve employee productivity.


RIM, SEC Settle on Options Backdating Charges

February 18, 2009 8:40 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Comments

An SEC investigation into options backdating at Ontario, Canada-based Research In Motion (RIM) has concluded


Open-Source Systems Battle for Market

February 18, 2009 8:37 am | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | Comments

New phones using the Android, LiMo and Symbian open-source operating systems are rolling out in 2009.


Nvidia's Tegra to Ship Mid-2009, No Word on Devices

February 18, 2009 8:33 am | by Luke Simpson | Comments

With Nvidia announcing a new processor and support for Android there is still no news on exactly what devices will use the graphics-driven technology.


INQ Wins Handset Award

February 18, 2009 8:31 am | by Monica Alleven | Comments

Executives at INQ, which won the GSMA’s award for Best Mobile Handset or Device, weren’t always so keen on devices.


i-mode Architect Questions Standards Process

February 18, 2009 8:28 am | by Monica Alleven | Comments

Standards may be the enemy to innovation, says the man known as the father of Japan’s wildly successful i-mode service.


FirstNewsBriefs for Feb. 18, 2009

February 18, 2009 8:26 am | Comments

Companies in the news: Zed, DeviceAnywhere, NEC, Research In Motion, Digicel Group, ZTE, LG, RF Micro Devices, Agilent Technologies, Visa.



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