Verizon Wireless, No iPhone for You This Year

Now that hoopla surrounding the Apple iPad has died down a bit, we can get back to talking about the issue that truly makes the world go ‘round – how soon it will be before Verizon gets its hands on the iPhone. Just a little more than a week ago, speculation was rampant that the […]

Report: Verizon iPad Could Happen This Summer

Another partnership between Apple and AT&T came as quite a surprise to many last week when Apple announced that AT&T would be the carrier of the company’s new creation, the iPad. But now comes word that a CDMA version of the device for the Verizon network might not be far away. A Verizon source quoted […]

Nortel Might Have a Future

Even as Nortel Networks gets ready to spin off its wireless and enterprise business units, evidence has emerged that the bankrupt giant has a path to remaining a viable company. And what, might you ask, is the magic elixir for weathering bankruptcy and the spinoffs of its most lucrative lines of business? In a word: […]

In $5B Deal, Sprint Outsources Ops to Ericsson

In one of the largest and furthest-reaching managed services telecom contracts in history, Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) today said it would turn over day-to-day operations of its wireless network to wireless giant Ericsson (ERIC), later this year. Such a partnership has been rumored for some time but the scope of the deal, and its price tag, came […]

Nortel to Sell Wireless Biz to Nokia Siemens

After weeks of speculation as to what it will sell and to whom, bankrupt Nortel Networks has finally ripped the Band-Aid off, announcing the sale of its CDMA and LTE wireless carrier networks business to rival Nokia Siemens Networks for $650 million. The agreement with NSN specifies that at least 2,500 employees would have the […]

Verizon iPhone: Curious Myth or LTE Juggernaut?

Can you widget me now? Verizon and Apple are in talks to bring a CDMA version of the iPhone to market next year, according to a report. But a Verizon iPhone is likely to be an LTE device, if anything.

Telit Appoints Channel Sales Director

Telit Wireless Solutions Inc.  has named Michael Wagner as its new director of channel sales for the Americas. Telit makes GSM, CDMA and other modules so machines and vehicles can communicate over cellular wireless networks. Wagner has more than 30 years experience in the microelectronics products market. He most recently worked as director of marketing […]

Verizon Chooses LTE

Verizon Wireless has finally made a decision on 4G, and its the expected one: the operator said on Thursday it plans to upgrade its network to Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, and will begin trials in 2008. No timeframe has been given for building the network, but Arun Sarin, CEO of Verizons corporate parent Vodafone […]

Bad News for UMB: Verizon Wireless to Go LTE

The CDMA-based 4G technology, ultra-mobile broadband (UMB), has received another death knell. Thats because CDMA operator Verizon Wireless and its parent company Vodafone plc (Vodafone and Verizon Communications Inc. jointly own the operator) have decided to pursue the GSM-rooted technology known as Long-Term Evolution (LTE) instead as their 4G data network choice. Arun Sarin, CEO […]

2G, 3G, 4G, Gigi?

ANYONE FINDING THEMSELVES near a television lately will have picked up on the fact that wireless companies are selling network quality as their biggest differentiator. But beyond the Its the network and Raising the bar slogans lies the reality that not all networks are created equal. In fact, most are a hodgepodge of cellular technologies […]

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