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New V CAST-Ready Phones Unveiled

Verizon Wireless debuted two new phones at CTIA Wireless 2007 LG MobileComm U.S.A. Inc.s VX9400 and Samsungs SCH-u620. Both phones support Verizons V CAST Mobile TV, V CAST Music and Video, Get It Now and Mobile Web 2.0SM. The VX9400 has a large color LCD screen and also has Bluetooth capabilities for certain profiles and […]

ESPN Mobile Rises Again

Verizon Wireless said Thursday it would take over the exclusive distribution of ESPN content under a multiyear agreement. The deal quells rumors that Sprint Nextel Corp. would snag the distribution deal; Sprint was the underlying provider for ESPNs ill-fated MVNO play, ESPN Mobile, which was launched in February 2006 and lasted less than a year. […]

Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?

AFTER THE HIGH-PROFILE DEMISE of MVNO maverick ESPN Mobile, the hype surrounding MVNOs has dimmed causing many back-office companies to stop trumpeting their enablement services for the sector. Now, a more chastened MVNE posse faces the looming specters of consolidation and evolving back-office requirements. Those that havent abandoned the saddle altogether continue to explore what […]

Sprint Puts Mobility on the Midway

Sprint Partner Sales VP Steve Rowley Sprint Channel VP Mark Krantz Tally Lawson of Manage Mobility, a Sprint BSP, spins the Wheel of Fortune. Sprint’s Partner meeting was part business fair, part midway. The three-day Sprint Business Solutions Partner Meeting in Chicago in November was a showcase for the companys wireless services. Against that backdrop […]

COMPTEL Holds Annual Board Elections

COMPTEL will hold its annual board elections during the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2006 Convention and EXPO. Companies are allowed to nominate themselves or other COMPTEL members. They must make nominations within their membership voting categories, however. Nominations were due Sept. 8. Elections will be held for four directors in the small member category; five directors […]

Vote for Best in Show!

Thank you all for making the Fall 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Washington D.C. the best fall show we have ever hosted! Please help us recognize the most innovative exhibitors from the expo floor in the Channel Partners Best of Show Survey. Please click HERE to cast your vote for the following categories: Best […]

reseller channel: Cablecos Sprint to Quad-Play

Four of the nations top cable providers are teaming with Sprint Corp. to deliver a suite of converged services that include live television on wireless phones, combined wireline/wireless mailboxes and more. Advance/Newhouse Communications Inc., Comcast Corp., Time Warner Inc.s cable division and Cox Communications Inc. will resell wireless service from Sprint. Also, they will partner […]

Comcast Invests in Municipal Wi-Fi Company BelAir

BelAir Networks, which makes equipment for municipal broadband networks, has completed Series C funding led by Comcast Interactive Capital, the financing arm of Comcast Corp., and McLean Watson Capital. This recent round means BelAir now has raised $44 million, says Phil Belanger, vice president of marketing. Existing investors T-Mobile Venture Fund, JPMorgan Partners, VenGrowth Capital […]

Reports: Google, Comcast Want to Buy Part of AOL

Media reports on Thursday said Google Inc. and cable company Comcast Corp. want to buy a minority stake in America Online, which is owned by Time Warner Inc. Microsoft Corp. also reportedly is in talks to buy part of AOL. If Google and Comcast are successful, it would mean Comcast could offer AOL content to […]

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