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FirstNews Briefs: NetScout, Accenture, GSMA, Alcatel-Lucent, KT

October 13, 2014 9:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

NetScout Systems, Inc., a provider of performance analytics and operational intelligence solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Communications business of Danaher Corporation, comprising Tektronix Communications, Arbor Networks, and certain parts of Fluke Networks. 

GSMA: North American Mobile Industry Accounts for 3% of GDP

September 22, 2014 10:53 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The North American mobile industry accounted for $550...

European Parliament Adopts 'Net Neutrality' Law, Ends Roaming Fees

April 4, 2014 10:01 am | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Parliament voted Thursday to stop Internet providers from charging for preferential...

Friday Flick: The Mobile Economy

February 14, 2014 11:17 am | by GSMA | Videos | Comments

The GSMA put together a high-energy clip that traces technological advances from 1979 to today....

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Barcelona All The Way

July 26, 2011 11:02 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

How did Barcelona come out on top of all the cities that could have been designated the Mobile World Capital? GSMA CEO John Hoffman likes to say they flipped a coin five times and it came up Barcelona each time,

GSMA: Using Wireless to Tackle the Gender Divide

June 24, 2011 8:34 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Wireless technology changes not only the way people communicate, it can expand access to education, financial services and information about critical subjects like healthcare.

GSMA Announces Macworld Mobile for MWC

September 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The GSMA today announced several new developments for the 2011 GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC)...


GSMA Backs Voice over LTE Initiative

February 16, 2010 7:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The GSMA has adopted the technical profile for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) standards developed by the One Voice Initiative...

A Web of Challenges, Connections: M2M

January 31, 2010 8:25 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

The very fact that the definition of M2M seems to include a new verticle by the day should give some indication of the growth inherent in the space. However, along with growth comes a bevy of complications.

Ericsson to Pay $70M for Nortel’s GSM Assets

November 25, 2009 7:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

 Ericsson has snagged Nortel’s North American GSM assets for $70 million in cash.

GSMA, World Bank to Fund Green Base Stations

November 18, 2009 6:45 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The GSMA and the private sector arm of the World Bank have launched a program to power off-grid wireless networks with renewable energy.

Shaping the Future of Mobile Broadband

October 21, 2009 11:59 am | by Dan Warren | Articles | Comments

Still less than four years old, HSPA Mobile Broadband, embedded in smartphones, netbooks and dongles, has brought about a mobile data revolution around the world.


3G Americas: Long Runway Ahead for HSPA

September 15, 2009 11:15 am | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

Leaders in the GSM community are quick to remind everyone that 3G still has legs – lots of them.

GSMA Endorses Mobile Broadcast Standard

September 9, 2009 8:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The GSMA is endorsing a new 3GPP standard for mobile data and broadcast services that aims to speed adoption of technology like mobile television.

Report: Infrastructure Spending Down

September 1, 2009 8:05 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Even 3G growth in China doesn't seem to be propping up the infrastructure market too much. The Dell'Oro Group reports that worldwide mobile infrastructure market revenue contracted 12 percent year-over-year in the second quarter.

ZTE’s Net Profit Up

August 19, 2009 8:10 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The economy doesn’t appear to be hurting ZTE too much, thanks in part to business in China. The Chinese vendor reports its net profit in the first half of the year was up 40.5 percent over last year.

FirstNews Briefs for June 9, 2009

June 9, 2009 8:29 am | News | Comments

Companies in the news: Apple, AT&T, Virgin Mobile USA, Ericsson, Netezza, Telcel,, TwitterFon, Boingo Wireless, Photobucket, Palm, JiWire, Ad Infuse, American Airlines, Usablenet, Envivo, Pike Research, Autonet Mobile, Volkswagen.


Virgin Mobile Beats Expectations But Loses Subs

May 11, 2009 9:33 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile USA more than quadrupled its first-quarter net income, beating analysts’ expectations

Boost: Virgin Mobile’s Plan Turns into $72

April 10, 2009 9:13 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

You could say Boost Mobile picked a fight, and it’s still throwing punches in the battle for prepaid customers.

Prepaid Wars Escalate As Virgin Mobile Cuts Prices

April 9, 2009 9:17 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile USA is stepping up the competition in the prepaid market with a new $50 calling plan.

Virgin Mobile Narrows 4Q Loss

March 4, 2009 8:21 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile USA narrowed its losses on a reversal of customer defections as cash-conscious consumers sought out the discount carrier’s prepaid plans.

FirstNews Briefs for Jan. 16, 2008

January 16, 2009 7:46 am | News | Comments

Companies in the News: Virgin Mobile USA, Circuit City, Purple Labs, Sagem Wireless, Sony Ericsson, Orange, Vodafone, DTAC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Sprint.

Virgin Mobile, MetroPCS Update Subscriber Data

January 7, 2009 8:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile USA announced its fourth-quarter and 2008 subscriber data today, following the same update yesterday from MetroPCS.

FirstNews - January 07, 2009

January 7, 2009 8:28 am | News | Comments

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Virgin Mobile USA Gets Mixed Q3 Results

November 11, 2008 7:06 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile USA modestly increased in profit and revenue for the third quarter of 2008, earning $4.1 million

Virgin Mobile Lowers International Call Rates

October 16, 2008 8:42 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile USA is lowering its international calling rates to certain markets, and it’s not a limited-time promotion, either.

FirstNews Briefs for September 26, 2008

September 26, 2008 7:51 am | News | Comments

Companies in the News: Virgin Mobile, iSuppli, Syniverse

Virgin Begins Helio Integration

September 10, 2008 8:30 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile just completed its acquisition of Helio but already has started integrating the two MVNOs under the marketing banner “Plan to Have It All.”

Virgin Mobile Customers Get buzzd

September 3, 2008 8:17 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile customers will soon get location-aware mobile entertainment information through a startup called buzzd.

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