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Data Complicates OSS

October 2, 2008 10:14 pm | by Brad Smith | Articles | Comments

Wireless operators have built out their 3G networks primarily to gain more revenue for data services. The strategy is working, although the increased data traffic brings challenges for network management.

Hogs & Bandwidth

October 2, 2008 9:59 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

Two items regarding operation of the new 3G iPhone made the news recently, In one, AT&T announced that it would ban from its network any iPhone users that it catches doing so-called peer-to-peer file transfers on its 3G network. Then it became known that iPhones will not be able to download music from Apple’s popular iTunes site using 3G. Instead, as with the older version of the iPhone

NextWave: Ready for 2009

October 2, 2008 2:01 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

CHICAGO—NextWave Wireless’ semiconductor business has been talking to operators for nearly two years now


Study: How Do I Attract Millennials?

October 2, 2008 8:00 am | by Wireless Week staff | News | Comments

Most companies are struggling with how to adapt their businesses to serve a new wave of consumers from the Millennial Generation

Opinion - Sipping the Kool-Aid, in Moderation

October 1, 2008 9:52 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

CHICAGO—Just like Clearwire shows in its video demos, you can ride in the back seat of a moving vehicle and watch a Disney flick or do practically anything you might traditionally do at your desktop PC.

Lucky 13 Clear WiMAX Forum Hurdles

October 1, 2008 8:45 pm | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Thirteen new mobile WiMAX devices have received the seal of approval from the WiMAX Forum.

Cold Chicago Day Becomes Bright Cellular Future

October 1, 2008 6:51 pm | by Brad Smith | Articles | Comments

It was a cold October day at Chicago’s Soldier Field but the sky was cobalt blue. The dignitaries wore their wool topcoats against the chilly wind that made the temperature feel like freezing. And Scott Erickson remembers the car wouldn’t start.

The WIP Race

October 1, 2008 6:46 pm | by Keith Radousky | Articles | Comments

Ameritech launched the first commercial cellular network on Oct. 13, 1983, with much fanfare at Soldier Field in Chicago. New customers began signing up by the thousands despite the near $3,000 price tag and subscription fee of $50 per month and 50 cents per minute of airtime.


From Bricks to Gadgets

October 1, 2008 6:29 pm | by Evan Koblentz | Articles | Comments

Ever since commercial cellular service came to the United States in 1983, the phones we carry keep getting smaller and more sophisticated.

AT & T Re-Organizes, de la Vega Heads Consumer Group

October 1, 2008 8:13 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

AT&T has added a few more responsibilities to Ralph de la Vega’s plate, charging him with all consumer offerings not just wireless offerings.

Notes Goes to iPhone-bound; Flash Also?

October 1, 2008 8:03 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Apple iPhone users can now get IBM Lotus Notes, while another popular program, Adobe Flash, may be coming soon.

No Contest Between WiMAX and LTE

September 30, 2008 6:27 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

You might think a WiMAX conference wouldn’t be a place to find companies offering competing technologies, but that wasn’t the case Tuesday

AT & T, Nokia Fund Zvents

September 30, 2008 8:26 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Local search engine specialist Zvents received $24 million in funding from AT&T, Navteq and Nokia Growth Partners


Nokia Outsources Enterprise, Licenses Patents

September 29, 2008 7:53 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Firmly interested in the consumer market, Nokia will begin getting more of its enterprise products from other companies rather than developing in-house, the cell phone giant said today.

Flurry Offers Application Analytics

September 29, 2008 7:45 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Flurry is switching it up. The company has spent the past several years as a direct-to-consumer provider of an e-mail client for Java phones

Sprint Deploys Mobile Banking

September 26, 2008 8:06 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel today said its customers can download free mobile banking software, including access to PayPal, from a variety of its Web-ready handsets.

Court: Microsoft Doesn’t Have To Pay Al-Lu $1.5 B

September 26, 2008 8:01 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Chalk this round up to Microsoft. Yesterday, an appeals court ruled that Microsoft didn’t have to pay $1.5 billion for patent infringement after all.

Motorola, KDDI Offer Media Mobility

September 26, 2008 7:58 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Motorola has introduced a multimedia IP set-top platform that lets users transfer content between their mobile devices and their home entertainment systems.

Millennial Helps Oversee Mobile “Eagle Eye” Promo

September 26, 2008 7:54 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Don’t look now, but a mobile ad networking company is involved in a promotion for DreamWorks Pictures’ “Eagle Eye,” which hits theaters today.

TAT Contributes to UI for G1

September 25, 2008 8:05 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

One of the goals in creating the user interface (UI) for the upcoming G1 phone was making sure the response time was fast

French Regulators to Re-Offer 3G License

September 23, 2008 8:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

ARCEP said it will try again to sell the country’s final 3G license after considering the proposals of 23 parties.

TeleNav Introduces Track 4.1

September 23, 2008 8:12 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

TeleNav is giving businesses more reasons to use its TeleNav Track GPS-enabled mobile resource management service.

RUGS Challenges Game Platforms

September 23, 2008 8:10 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Cross-platform gaming company Mytopia has expanded its gaming community from social networks to mobile devices.

Are We Ready for 4G

September 23, 2008 7:16 am | by Amit Malhotra | Articles | Comments

Industry buzz about wireless networking is dominated by discussion of 4G – primarily LTE and WiMAX.

AT & T Feeds the Enterprise Need

September 22, 2008 8:04 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

AT&T and middleware provider Antenna Software are at Oracle’s OpenWorld in San Francisco, showing the operator’s new capabilities in mobile enterprise applications.

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