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MobilePro Eyes Kite Networks

MobilePro Corp., a wireless broadband provider that is especially active in municipal Wi-Fi deployments, said today it plans to acquire Mississippi-based Kite Networks Inc., a fixed-wireless broadband operator. MobilePro, which soon will offer wholesale VoIP services, said it will buy 100 percent of privately held Kite Networks stock, as well as the remaining 49 percent […]

Optelian Announces GigE,IPTV Product Line

Marietta, Ga.-based Optelian Access Networks (Booth 202) has announced the release of the first in a series of products for gigabit Ethernet and IPTV transport. The LightGAIN RGN 212 provides 3R regeneration for optical transmission systems. The hardened product can be mounted in a 2-RU space in remote terminals and offers a replacement for add-drop […]

FCC: Sprint and Nextel Okay to Merge

The FCC today approved the proposed merger between Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. Sprint says the companies now have completed all required regulatory transactions and soon will wrap up the merger. The deal creates the No. 3 wireless company in the United States. The combined company stock will trade on the New York Stock […]

Voice over Wi-Fi Soon to Take Off

As Wi-Fi becomes more accepted and widely used, the next step in the evolution of wireless technology inevitably turns to voice over Wi-Fi. This aspect of the telecom industry represents a good growth area for channel partners to learn about and a useful service to eventually offer to their clients. ABI Research says the pieces […]

AT&T Donates Holiday Calling Cards to Service Personnel

AT&T Corp. is working with the USO this holiday season to distribute 10,000 free prepaid calling cards to servicemen and women recovering in hospitals in the United States and abroad. The retail value of the 100-minute AT&T prepaid cards totals more than $100,000. We know these cards are particularly appreciated during the holidays and were […]

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