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Nortel: Close to a Bid for Voice Apps Division

Nortel Networks is close to an offer for its voice-applications business, it said. The profitable division, which has an annual run rate of $800 million, provides carriers with technology to enable voice, video and multimedia and is still winning “major contracts” in Britain, Australia and Austria. Division head Samih Elhage told the Financial Post that […]

MS Co-Founder Paul Allen, Chevron Enter 700MHz Fray

The final list of applicants to bid in the 700MHz auction has been released by the FCC, and mixed in with the high-profile bidders we already knew about are two seemingly odd ducks: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Chevron Corp. At first glance Allen’s filing under investment company Vulcan Spectrum LLC seems whimsical; the billionaire is […]

Google Confirms 700MHz Participation

Its official, Google Inc. will bid in the upcoming 700MHz auction, set to begin Jan. 24. The search giant said Friday it will vie for its piece of the former UHF airwaves, which could be used for WiMAX and other broadband wireless technologies down the road. There are 1,099 wireless licenses up for grabs, but […]

AT&T Buys 700MHz Spectrum, Nails in the Coffin for Mobile TV

AT&T Inc. has agreed to buy 12MHz of wireless spectrum in the 700MHz band from Aloha Partners LP for $2.5 billion, which may signal Alohas exit from the wireless space. Aloha is the largest holder of 700MHz spectrum to date, covering 196 million U.S. residents in 72 of the top 100 markets in the U.S. […]

Open Airwaves

The FCC veered from its recent pro-bigbusiness course in July when it approved rules that will, in part, foster innovation and bring new players to the broadband wireless market. At their monthly meeting, commissioners laid out the requirements for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction. The bandwidth will open up in early 2009 as TV broadcasters […]

FCC 700MHz Auction to Begin Jan. 16

The FCC will start auctioning 700MHz spectrum on Jan. 16, 2008. Auction 73, as it has been officially named, must close by Jan. 28, the agency said late Friday. The spectrum is becoming available because television stations must move to all-digital signals by Feb. 2009. Service providers covet the 700MHz band for its ability to […]

FCC Releases Rules for 700MHz Spectrum Auction

The FCC on Tuesday veered from its recent pro-big-business course when it approved rules that will, in part, foster innovation and bring new players to the broadband wireless market. In their monthly meeting, commissioners laid out the requirements for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction. The bandwidth will open up in early 2009 as TV broadcasters […]

700MHz Club Members Tussle Over Open Access

The FCC will unveil its rules for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction within the next few weeks; in the meantime, companies continue to argue how they, and consumers, should be able to use the wavelength. What stands out is the push for open device access Skype and Google Inc. have led the fight for Carterfone-like […]

Platinum Equity Wins Trinsic Auction

Platinum Equity LLC, an investor that buys ailing companies and then runs them, has purchased bankrupt Trinsic Inc. for $25.5 million. Platinum bought Trinsic in late March after two auctions typically, there is only one. However, the first time, Trinsic tried to sell to multilevel phone marketer American Communications Network Inc. (ACN), even though Platinum […]

Zultys Rises From the Ashes

Three months after IP PBX maker Zultys Technologies lost its funding and closed its doors (see story), and two months after it filed for bankruptcy, its future is once again looking bright. Pivot VoIP, a division of Israel-based PBX maker Telrad Connegy, has bought Zultys assets, including all key intellectual property, online and offline brands, […]

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