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Wherify Raises $45 Million

February 28, 2007 2:24 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

Wireless location products and services developer Wherify Wireless secured $45 million. The company intends to use the funds to finance general working capital endeavors.

News Briefs for March 13, 2006

February 28, 2007 2:24 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Sprint, IEEE 802.11 Working Group, Research and Markets, Trango Broadband Wireless, Palm, Good Technology, Virgin Mobile USA, Symbol Technologies, Metrologic, I-play and NetClarity.

Danger Turns to MCI for Hosting

February 28, 2007 2:24 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

Danger has turned to MCI to provide data hosting so it can concentrate on application and device development. Terms of the 4-year deal were not disclosed.


News Briefs for June 28, 2005

February 28, 2007 2:24 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

AirNet Communications Corporation, Alltel, Nokia, Nortel, Pronto Networks, Nellymoser, KPN, Telfort, SpectraSite, Scalar Corporation, Kopin Corporation, Hop-On, Wayport, MobileAria, Sierra Wireless, WiMAX Global Roaming Alliance

Mesh Nets Step Up

February 28, 2007 2:23 am | by Mark Rockwell | Comments

As new wireless mesh networking capabilities become available, private enterprise network managers have a growing reservoir of wireless devices from which they can tap to support their facilities. Mesh networking, which uses communications capabilities between devices, not between a device and a base station, has been around for a decade or so when it was developed for military use.

ETFs On Slow Boil At FCC

February 28, 2007 2:23 am | by Mark Rockwell | Comments

WASHINGTON–Wireless carriers and CTIA are pushing the FCC to head off states pushing to regulate customer termination fees. The companies filed comments at the commission in August on a CTIA petition that would take away states' abilities to regulate early termination fees on their customers. Carriers contend the fees, or ETFs, aren't subject to state regulation under the Telecommunicatio

Wireless Telecom Sector VC Investments 2005

February 28, 2007 2:23 am | by Staff | Comments

Wireless venture capital funding experienced a boost in the second quarter in terms of the amount invested. However, as a percentage of all telecom deals, wireless registered a drop. That's largely because VoIP company Vonage's $199 million in funding rocketed the overall telecom numbers, decreasing the wireless percentage.

Measuring Online Experience

February 28, 2007 2:23 am | by Staff | Comments

Customer Experience Rankings Wirefly, Lets Talk and T-Mobile USA were the three best performing sites reported in the Keynote Customer Experience Rankings for Wireless, an overall measure of online customer experience based on evaluation of more than 250 metrics. Although not as well-known as wireless service providers, the aggregator sites, Wirefly and Lets Talk, scored well with consumers in


Tracking Mobile Music Models

February 28, 2007 2:23 am | by Staff | Comments

During their first quarter of offering mobile music services, South Korea's SK Telecom reported more than half a million mobile music subscriptions, and Japan's KDDI witnessed an increase in 3G average revenue per unit (ARPU) by nearly 40 percent, according to Pyramid Research in its report, Get on Track with Mobile Music: Exploring Mobile Music Best Practices.

Jerk-O-Meter Keeps Callers in Line

February 28, 2007 2:23 am | by Monica Alleven | Comments

Leave it to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to come up with a technology good enough to determine whether someone is being a jerk. As part of a project based on predicting people's behavior, researchers developed the Jerk-O-Meter, a prototype real-time speech analyzer application running in Linux on a Sharp Zaurus VoIP phone.

CEO Balances Teeter-Totter of Work, Family

February 28, 2007 2:22 am | by Monica Alleven | Comments

Like many CEOs, Bob Plaschke finds himself making some lonely decisions. Between answering to the Sonim Technologies' board of directors and to the company's employees, he is forced to make some tough calls that only a CEO can make. But away from the office, it's anything but lonely. Raising three boys – all aged 5 and under – with wife Betsy, it's a veritable jamboree.

Telcordia Lands MVNO Deal

February 28, 2007 2:22 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

Total Call Mobile selected Telcordia to support the launch of its prepaid wireless phone service. The MVNO did not detail the financial terms of its agreement with Telcordia.

News Briefs for May 9, 2006

February 28, 2007 2:22 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Air2Web, Spike TV, Telular Corporation, CSI Wireless, Cingular Wireless, Flextronics, Nortel, AnchorFree,, Boingo Wireless, KT, Alaska Wireless Communications, BSG Clearing Solutions, WebMessenger, Net2Phone, BridgePort Networks, Axesstel, EVN Telecom and CDW Government.

Copps: New Proposals Deserve FCC Consideration

February 28, 2007 2:22 am | by Mark Rockwell | Comments

WASHINGTON--New approaches to getting wider distribution of wireless broadband and emergency communications deserve a look, but should also raise some concern at the FCC, says one commissioner.

American Tower Receives Subpoena

February 28, 2007 2:22 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

American Tower Corporation's stock option practices have raised a few more eyebrows. In the latest development, the wireless tower company has received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.


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