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Vodafone Wont Sell Stake in Verizon Wireless

Vodafone said Wednesday it wont sell its stake in Verizon Wireless. The British company owns a 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless and had an option to sell up to $10 billion of it to Verizon Communications Inc. By declining to sell, Vodafone ends recent speculation about what it would do with its U.S. arm. […]

Sonopia Launches Wholesale MVNO for Specialty Groups

Call it MVNO 2.0, to affix a trendy suffix to what will surely be a new wireless business model social networking today took to the air. Affiliate groups, non-profits, clubs, sports teams and other groups of like-minded people can now form and launch their own MVNO for free via a MySpace-like Web site created by […]

Optimi to Optimize Part of Vodafone Network

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has selected Optimi Corp. to optimize the radio access portion of Vodafone Spains WCDMA/3G broadband (HSDPA) network. Optimi will optimize the network design and capacity performance and increase spectrum efficiency, the companies said. Optimi will perform radio network optimization services including KPIs cluster validation, radio network optimization on a cluster-by-cluster basis, […]

LG Handset Chosen in GSM Campaign

Twelve mobile operators have selected a multimedia phone developed by LG Electronics as the winning handset to spearhead the GSM Association’s 3G for All campaign. The LG-KU250, which is only 15mm thick, was selected from 19 handsets submitted by eight vendors. Containing a chipset supplied by Qualcomm, the handset supports video calls, high-speed Internet access, […]

NeuStar Announces Deployments for Mobile IM

NeuStar will interconnect and support mobile instant messaging for Telefonica, and for Vodafone plc throughout Europe. Users also will be able to access their PC-based Internet IM services. This is the first commercial fruit of the GSM Associations 2006 initiative for global, fully-interoperable personal IM. The acquisition last year of FollowApp, which specialized in mobile […]

Cellcos Sign Anti-Spam Code

The GSM Association (GSMA) has brought together 15 mobile operators to sign a code of practice committing them to work together to minimize spam sent via text and picture messages. Bharti, Cingular Wireless, Hutchison 3 Group, Hutchison Telecommunications International, mobinil, O2, Orange, SFR, Telefonica, Telenor, TeliaSonera, T-Mobile, Turkcell, VimpelCom and Vodafone have adopted the code […]

PAC-MAN Gobbles Up MobileGame Competition

Even though the 1980s went away, PAC-MAN never did. In fact, it was the bestselling mobile game of 2004 for several mobile network operators, reports the game’s owner Namco Web & Mobile Content. Vodafone Group in the United Kingdom, as well as operators in other parts of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, say the […]

Vodafone, Bell Atlantic Make Nice in $70 BillionWireless Deal; GTE Goes Along

Posted: 11/1999 Vodafone, Bell Atlantic Make Nice in $70 Billion Wireless Deal; GTE Goes Along Once they fought over AirTouch. Now, AirTouch is them, and they are AirTouch. Bell Atlantic Corp., New York, and Vodafone AirTouch PLC, Newbury, England, have decided to merge their wireless operations into a new, and yet unnamed, wireless giant in […]

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