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FirstNews Briefs: Ericsson, Qualcomm, WIND Mobile, Spirent, Nubo, Orange

January 31, 2014 10:14 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. successfully completed an inter-vendor interoperability testing of LTE Category 6, based on commercial LTE chipsets and infrastructure supporting Telstra's carrier aggregation bands. Final stages of testing were completed in collaboration with Telstra, whose LTE Advanced network in Australia is being readied for Category 6 commercial launch.

First News Briefs: Orange, Samsung, Texas Instruments, ARM, Cricket

October 3, 2013 10:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Orange Business Services and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. have signed a strategic partnership...

German, French Phone Firms Plan Purchasing Venture

April 18, 2011 8:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Deutsche Telekom AG and France Telecom-Orange say they plan to set up a joint venture for...

Orange, Sunrise Appeal Blocked Swiss Merger

May 20, 2010 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orange said Thursday it has appealed a decision by Swiss regulators to block a merger with Denmark'...

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Orange, T-Mobile Are 'Everything Everywhere'

May 11, 2010 8:29 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Orange and T-Mobile UK today unveiled a joint venture name, as well as a plan that outlines the future for the recently merged companies.

Orange Announces iPhone in the UK

September 28, 2009 8:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Orange UK announced an agreement with Apple to bring iPhone 3G and 3GS to Orange UK customers later this year.

T-Mobile, Orange to Merge U.K. Operations

September 8, 2009 8:30 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom plan to merge their respective T-Mobile and Orange brands in Britain, the companies announced today.

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Survey: LBS Developers Shy from Porting to Palm, Symbian

April 9, 2009 9:08 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Developers of location-aware applications are shying from creating apps for the Palm WebOS or Symbian platforms

Location Aggregator Adds Sprint

March 30, 2009 9:24 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

LOC-AID Technologies says it is well on its way to making location-based services (LBS) available across carriers.

Navteq Unveils Semifinalists for Global LBS Challenge

March 27, 2009 9:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Navteq announced the judges and semifinalists of the Americas edition of the Navteq Global LBS Challenge.

GPS Gets More Assists

January 31, 2009 6:11 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

For years, GPS has played a role in helping solve one of the industry’s stickiest problems: fixing the location of phones for E911. But as location-based services (LBS) increasingly go commercial, engineers are looking for ways to improve the performance of GPS indoors.

Sprint Gets Location Development Partners

December 17, 2008 7:43 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint today unveiled a partnering with location aggregation specialists uLocate Communications and WaveMarket.

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LOC-AID Seeks to Shake Up LBS Industry

November 18, 2008 7:08 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Similar to aggregators in the messaging industry, LOC-AID wants to be an aggregator for the LBS industry.

Qualcomm to Use Skyhook’s Wi-Fi LBS Technology

November 17, 2008 7:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Qualcomm now has a license to distribute Skyhook Wireless’ technology for Wi-Fi location

Loopt Inks Deal with SnapTrack

November 6, 2008 7:45 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Loopt struck a deal with SnapTrack, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, that should dramatically lower costs for CDMA

Spirent, SGS Collaborate on A-GPS Testing

October 24, 2008 7:52 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Spirent Communications announced it will work with testing lab SGS Wireless to provide Assisted-GPS testing services

LBS: The Route to Brand & Revenue Extension

October 21, 2008 2:08 pm | by Darrin Wilkey | Articles | Comments

The entertainment industry works hard to get our attention by creating memorable characters and settings.

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Where For Art Thou?

August 31, 2008 6:50 pm | by Brad Smith | Articles | Comments

GPS has been around for more than 40 years, longer than cellular telecommunications networks. But the two technologies have been on converging paths for years

Study: GPS Pings on Diversification

August 26, 2008 8:06 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

When you think GPS, you probably think of personal navigation applications in your car or on your handset.

Useful Networks Acquires KnowledgeWhere

August 15, 2008 8:03 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The LBS space is on the move, and Useful Networks wants to be a part of that. Except it wants to take the “BS” out of LBS, said CEO and co-founder Brian Levin.

Study: Location-Aware Social Networking to Surge

August 1, 2008 7:49 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The emergence of location-based mobile social networking services offered by providers such as GyPSii, Pelago and Loopt is changing social networking.

How Accurate is Your Location?

July 31, 2008 9:46 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

No one said E911 was going to be easy. More than a decade after the FCC first mandated E911 for wireless, the industry is still wrangling over it.

Garmin Shares Tumble on Outlook

July 31, 2008 8:13 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Garmin shares were down more than 20% yesterday after the company cut its profit and revenue forecasts for 2008 and delayed the launch of its nüvifone smartphone.

Report: Subs Like Their Map Apps

July 25, 2008 7:43 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

You’ve seen a lot of attention surrounding navigation. Now some stats from comScore highlight just how popular those services have become.

Report: More GPS-Enabled Handsets on their Way

May 9, 2008 8:18 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

As carriers offer more location-based services (LBS) and user uptake increases, handset manufacturers and service providers are looking to capitalize on the LBS trend.

Report: Carriers Can Leverage E911 Technology for LBS

May 1, 2008 8:21 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

According to Frost & Sullivan, U.S. carriers can leverage the investment they are required to make to improve E911 services, by using the improved technologies to market location-based services (LBS). The research and analysis firm says that LBS promises a lucrative revenue stream and presents carriers with a way to differentiate services in an increasingly competitive mobile environment.

Verizon Offers Location-Based Networking with Loopt

March 28, 2008 7:31 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

And in more mobile content news, Verizon Wireless announced a partnership with social-mapping service Loopt, to offer Loopt’s service on select handsets beginning next month.

Directions in Mobile Search

March 14, 2008 10:27 pm | by Craig Kuhl | Articles | Comments

Although there are serious plans afoot for mobile search, there remain serious technology integration hurdles

Alltel LBS Goes Coast-to-Coast

February 22, 2008 7:20 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Alltel said its customers can now use location-based services (LBS) nationwide, versus just in the customer’s home area in the past.

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