WASHINGTON– Some here see SBC Communications' acquisition of AT&T as the possible harbinger of a new telecommunications marketplace where wireless' role will become less distinct, but no less important, as service providers look to the upcoming rewrite of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Ericsson and Lucent Technologies are keeping Cingular Wireless on schedule for its planned high-speed wireless service rollout this year. Three markets are high-speed downlink packet access (HDSPA)-ready, thanks to completed upgrades by the two equipment vendors.
A federal court ordered Boston Communications Group Inc (bcgi) and Cingular Wireless from selling prepaid wireless services based on Freedom Wireless' patented systems. Bcgi plans to appeal the decision.
The company that takes credit for coining the term “e-lebrities” is at it again. Break.com is expanding its relationship with Amp’d Mobile to offer a mobile entertainment channel called BreakTV.
American Messaging, formerly Ameritech Mobile Services, has completed its acquisition of the paging operations of Verizon Wireless, becoming the second largest paging company in the United States with more than 1.5 million customers.
ZTE Corporation signed a commercial contract for construction of a CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A network in Mongolia.
Devicescape Software is reaching beyond its traditional customer base with the introduction of the Wireless Operations Center (WOC), a help-desk solution designed to support Wi-Fi network users.
Sprint announced completion of its tender offer for PCS affiliate US Unwired. Sprint says the deal will boost its direct subscriber numbers by 500,000.
Irish Broadband is looking to expand its wireless broadband network in Ireland and is turning to pre-WiMAX equipment to achieve its goal.
USA Mobility has become an authorized sales agent of Sprint's wireless products and solutions, thanks to a newly forged deal between the two companies.
Merged companies MAT-Jaybeam and CSA Wireless are shedding their old monikers and plan to move forward as a combined company known as Jaybeam Wireless.
Alltel, Jamdat Mobile, Mobliss, MyJotter.com, Broadcom Corporation, Siliquent Technologies, Hand Held Products and AirIQ.
There is little doubt mobile viruses are on an evolutionary fast track, with growing evidence over the past few months that they are mutating from simple "proof-of-concept" experiments into legitimate threats that challenge users and network operators. In response, antivirus providers are literally mobilizing to answer that upgraded threat.
Judging by the booth displays and trumpeting press releases at last month's CTIA show in New Orleans, you might begin to wonder if the cellular industry has lost its voice – or rather, its focus on voice. Even as new startups and applications developers hawked the glitzy "gee-whiz" broadband technologies, there were mutterings that the industry might be overly distracting itself with data
Downloading music via the mobile phone is probably one of the most promising new services on the horizon. But like many great business ideas, without the right user interface, pricing scenario and business strategy, mobile music downloads initially could experience lackluster performance. Carriers are extremely cognizant of this, and that's why they have been cautious in their introduction of