Mobility & Wireless

With the advent of 5G wireless technology, mobility is becoming a larger and more significant part of many partners’ line cards.

 

Converting Wireless Nonusers

Got wireless? That seems to be the big question on everyone’s lips as more and more consumers continue to subscribe to wireless plans, forego their landlines and seek out the latest in cool cell phones and gadgets. Even the stodgiest of consumers are going wireless. It’s likely your grandparent owns a cell phone with a […]

Exchanges Take on Mobile Matchmaking

This spring, two groups came forward to provide separate forums for mobile network operators to find each other to directly exchange traffic. The premise behind both is to provide a single interconnect for more efficient and higher-quality terminating voice traffic - and eventually content and messaging services. In early February, Global Crossing Ltd. formally launched its […]

MVNOs Woo International Callers

Primus Wireless is among a growing number of mobile virtual network operators seeking to court Americans with roots outside of the United States. Formed in December, the company has introduced post-paid wireless service for Americans placing calls to India, Korea, Russia and other countries around the world. “No one has really addressed” the international calling […]

Last-Mile Matchmaking Goes Online

On Valentine’s Day, Last Mile Connections (LMC) appropriately announced it has moved its matchmaking platform online and extended it to seven additional markets. The company’s services have been provided to CLECs on a broker basis - using phone, fax and instant messaging - in the New York metro area where it inventories and connects to some 800 […]

Beyond Hotspots

As the Wi-Fi market matures, partners have sighted yet more shores of opportunity beyond the sea of public hotspots. Some equipment vendor channel initiatives offer partners - particularly VARs - opportunities for a business-oriented convergent sale that combines hardware with services and applications. Meanwhile, new markets for Wi-Fi are appearing, and a trend towards co-marketing is enabling […]

Go-Between Aids PCS Providers

While carrier’s carriers are finding a play in providing services to mobile operators, one telecom broker also has found a niche with PCS providers. Paradigm Telecom has cultivated a business of helping these wireless carriers specify and source network and equipment via a single point of contact. Paradigm was established in May 2001 by a […]

Sprint Nextel Backs MVNOs

AT&T Corp. and sports media icon ESPN Inc. are gearing up to offer mobile phone service over the network of Sprint Corp., the carrier that is betting its future on a planned merger with Nextel Communications Inc. And Time Warner Cable may be Sprint’s next partner. Other companies, including Qwest Communications International Inc. and Virgin […]

Looking Up

Growth in mobile wireless traffic is 35 percent year over year, according to the latest data recorded in June 2004 by the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. More than 500 billion minutes were used in the first half of last year compared with 800 billion in all of 2003, the trade group reports. The dramatic […]

Making Change

As Wi-Fi grows in popularity and evolves to carry not just data, but also voice and more multimedia content, service providers running these networks face new billing challenges. Those challenges include how to bill for services; how to identify voice versus data sessions; and how to ensure all the information from a session is gathered […]

Telular Expands Wireless Dial-Tone Dealer Program

Telular Corp. is expanding its dealer program for its PhoneCell product line, which offers wireless dial tone. It also announced deals with mobile operator Sprint PCS and wireless reseller OPEX Communications. The Phonecell SX5T is the CDMA version of Telular’s fixed wireless terminal and the company’s latest model. Channel partners in the OPEX program sell […]

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