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CTIA: In Case You Missed It

The many announcements at CTIA were mostly content-related, and mostly fun. Here is a sampling: * Sprint Nextel continued its support of a multidevice, open-access world. The growth in wireless so far has been in handsets, but theres another industry looking to enhance the devices that are in peoples lives, said Sprints senior vice president […]

Verizon, Vonage Settle Their Differences

Vonage Holdings Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. on Thursday settled their patent dispute in a move that some analysts predict might keep Vonage out of bankruptcy for now. Vonage said its payments to Verizon will be capped at $32 million, in addition to the $88 million already accrued and held in escrow. However, the settlement […]

CTIA: Alcatel-Lucent Announces University Program, Partnerships

Alcatel-Lucent made several announcements this week at CTIA in San Francisco, including a university program and partnerships with Sprint Nextel and Cellular South. The Alcatel-Lucent University Innovations Program will focus on creating applications and services based on emerging technologies and trends in the industry such as convergence for blended and personalized services based on IMS […]

CTIA: Qualcomm Challenges WiMAX with Gobi

Qualcomm Inc. Wednesday quietly announced Gobi, a multimodal chipset that will start popping up in commercial notebooks beginning in the second quarter of 2008. Gobis stated goal? To provide global, ubiquitous mobile Web access across both CDMA2000 EV-DO and GSM-based HSPA networks ¬ two heretofore incompatible technologies. What is left unsaid is the fact that […]

Disney to Launch Tween-Teen Phone

The Walt Disney Co. in June will launch a mobile phone service targeted at 10- to 15-year-olds. Disney Mobile, an MVNO on the Sprint-Nextel Corp. network, will be the first to offer a full-featured phone specifically for the younger set. Disney will offer two camera phones for $59.95 each, from LG Electronics and Pantech, leveraging […]

DBS Offers Wholesale Wireless and Enablement

Prepaid wireless company DBS Communications Inc. has launched Versent Mobile to serve the MVNO space as an enabler and wholesale airtime partner. Versent Mobile offers provisioning, billing, retail and customer care technology platforms; airtime on the Sprint-Nextel Corp. and Cingular Wireless networks; and operational consulting in designing, launching and running a wireless service offering. The […]

Shareholders Give Thumbs-Up to Sprint-Nextel Merger

Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. shareholders have given the companies the go-ahead to merge into the new Sprint Nextel Corp.Sprint made the announcement yesterday at its annual shareholders meeting. The deal is worth an estimated $35 billion.The merger will form the No. 3 wireless company in the United States. The Associated Press also reported […]

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