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Ringtones Get Exclusive Status

February 28, 2007 3:32 am | by Sue Marek | Comments

Record labels, musicians and wireless operators are coming up with some clever marketing and promotional campaigns and even charitable events to generate ringtone sales and spark interest with music buyers.

Amp’d Set for December Launch

February 28, 2007 3:32 am | by Sue Marek | Comments

Amp’d Mobile, the multimedia-centric mobile virtual network operator, says that it is still on track to launch its service by year-end.  The company has had a few pitfalls recently, including a lawsuit filed by T-Mobile USA against the company’s COO Sue Swenson for allegedly violating a non-compete agreement and the resignation of Chief Marketing Officer Don McGuire.

Lauer Lands at Qualcomm

February 28, 2007 3:31 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

Four months after his exit from Sprint Nextel, Len Lauer has been snapped up by Qualcomm to run the company's wireless business.


Ericsson Buys Marconi Unit

February 28, 2007 3:31 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

Following months of rumors, Ericsson has snapped up the telecom business of wireless transmission inventor Marconi. The deal is valued at $2.1 billion.

Wireless Buying Group Taps Brightstar

February 28, 2007 3:31 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

Brightstar landed a contract with BuyCell Wireless Group, a wireless buying group, to provide supply and distribution services.

Hockey Deals Heat Up

February 28, 2007 3:30 am | by Sue Marek | Comments

With hockey season heating up on the ice, mobile content publishers have been busy securing licenses for hockey-themed games and entertainment.

Primex Wireless Sues Visiplex

February 28, 2007 3:30 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

Primex Wireless filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Visiplex Technologies. The company is seeking an injunction as well as damages, according to the filing.

News Briefs for Dec. 19, 2005

February 28, 2007 3:30 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Openwave Systems, Thumbspeed, Verizon Wireless, Venturi Wireless, GridPoint, ZigBee Alliance, BridgeWave Communications, Trapeze Networks, Telindus and Sona Mobile Holding Corporation.


Building a Network in Iraq

February 28, 2007 3:29 am | by Brad Smith | Comments

WASHINGTON--Building out a national cellular network in Iraq may be a difficult and uncertain enterprise, but it is made even more difficult because the operators don't know if they will have licenses beyond this year.

Wireless Bureau Not Rudderless

February 28, 2007 3:29 am | by Mark Rockwell | Comments

WASHINGTON--The fact the FCC's wireless telecommunications bureau has gone without a chief for almost three months doesn't mean it's rudderless, says FCC commissioner Kathleen Abernathy.

Leap Takes Travel Time National

February 28, 2007 3:29 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

Just after rolling out Travel Time in select markets, Leap Wireless International is extending the reach of the roaming service to cover all of its 39 U.S. markets.

Cingular Wireless Extends Florida Network

February 28, 2007 3:29 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

Cingular Wireless is improving its network coverage in central and north Florida by turning on new cell sites.

Wireless Broadband Firms Set to Merge

February 28, 2007 3:28 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

Wave Wireless Corporation and WaveRider Communications signed a letter of intent to merge in order to beef up their wireless broadband solution suite. The companies are still hammering out the details of a definitive agreement.

FCC Protects Wireless Users Affected by Katrina

February 28, 2007 3:26 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

The FCC is telling wireless carriers operating in Hurricane Katrina's wake to outline their commitment to continuing service for storm victims despite their inability to pay their wireless bills.

Eurotel Calls on Nokia for W-CDMA/HSDPA

February 28, 2007 3:26 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

Nokia inked a deal to supply a W-CDMA network in the Czech Republic, which will include the company's high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) solution.


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