Mobility & Wireless

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

EarthLink Takes a Wholesale Dive Into Muni Wireless

EarthLink Inc. launched its first municipal Wi-Fi broadband network in Anaheim, Calif., kicking off a wholesale strategy that relies on the creation of a nationwide Wi-Fi footprint and standardized program. EarthLink plans to go after the home broadband user and businesses, spending $20 million to build a standardized platform that can be replicated in any […]

Soap Box

SOMETHING IS CHANGING the world over. After all the hype, consumers are at last enjoying true freedom in the world of technology. Whether they are e-mailing, sharing photos, downloading music or surfing the Web, they are beginning to enjoy multiple applications on a single device as they switch seamlessly from one network to another. And […]

Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing

FEATURE Posted: 09/2006 Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing By Kelly M. Teal A federal appeals court has reaffirmed legal support for states rights to require or prohibit the use of line items on wireless bills. The so-called truth in billing matter directly affects providers, including MVNOs and cellular carriers. Judges for the 11th […]

Partners to Profit from Print on Demand

WOULDNT IT BE GREAT if you could print directions, boarding passes or receipts from your cell phone? Now you can with the help of a specialized mobile printer developed by AirPrint Networks Inc. After nearly three years spent perfecting its technology, AirPrint Networks is ready to go to market with the device, which it plans […]

It’s in the Bag

KA-CHING! THE SWEET SOUND of a sale ringing up is the heart of the business for any retailer. Wireless dealers can help merchandisers hear that sound more often and save money at the same time through applications that address customer behavior, PoS, inventory and supply-chain needs, and more. The retail vertical is full of promising […]

Verizon Wholesale Turns On DIRECTV

VERIZON PARTNER SOLUTIONS , the wholesale arm of Verizon Communications Inc., is helping its former UNE-P resellers offer the triple play to residential customers in an effort to stave off competition from cablecos. In what is an industry first, the company announced in early June an agreement with DIRECTV Inc. that will add digital satellite […]

Mobile Payment Processing Gives New Meaning to COD

AS BUSINESSES BECOME wireless-enabled, the resulting changes to their service-delivery models are creating even more opportunities for wireless dealers beyond selling phones and connectivity. One of these changes is that the point of sale oftentimes has moved to the field. This means mobile workers must be able to accept credit and debit card payments away […]

Product Showcase: Bluetooth

RAZR H3 Manufacturer: Motorola Inc., www.motorola.comDetails: The Motorola RAZR H3 headset was designed specifically to complement the Motorola RAZR V3 mobile phone (but works with a variety of Bluetooth 1.2- and 1.1-enabled mobile phones). The H3 provides an enhanced ear seal for better audio performance and comfortable wear over extended periods. For added user convenience, […]

Headsets Enter the Blue Period

THE HIGH-MARGIN WIRELESS sale is back, thanks to headsets that wirelessly connect with devices using the Bluetooth standard. Spurred along by hands-free driving legislation and an explosion of styles and designs, Bluetooth headsets now are gaining massmarket popularity, and presenting a big opportunity for dealers. Today, 30 [percent] to 40 percent of handsets ship with […]

The Wireless Remedy

While wireless technologycan cure a range of efficiency ills in any given enterprise, untethering health care businesses carries benefits far beyond the bottom line. Wireless offers an up-to-the-minute way to track down a caregiver, check a patients lab results and more. And in an industry where even seconds can make a difference, thats more than […]

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