Archive | February, 1997

SUPERFILTERS WILL SHRINK BASE STATION SIZES 30%

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-Superconductor Technologies Inc. introduced its SuperFilter family of receiver filter subsystems. The SuperFilter offers advantages over conventional filter technologies in the areas of interference protection, range extension and subsystem size for cellular and personal communications services networks, said STI. “Wireless customers have identified the SuperFilter as the industry’s first practical superconductor subsystem,” said […]

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MOTOROLA CAN SELL SPORTS SCORE PAGER

NEW YORK-The injunction preventing Motorola Inc. from selling pagers that display NBA sports scores was overturned this month by a New York appeals court. The National Basketball Association sued Motorola last spring, saying the real-time NBA sports scores transmitted over the SportsTrax network were not licensed or authorized by the league. Motorola argued that SportsTrax […]

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SPECTRUM STAKEHOLDERS SPEAK OUT ON TELECOM AUCTION POLICY

WASHINGTON-Formulating future spectrum policy not only is a hot topic for those who must handle the regulatory and legislative aspects of parceling out channels, those that need more frequencies and those that want to hold onto what they’ve got also are making their opinions known. At a recent House Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer […]

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SMR COMPANIES SIGN AGREEMENT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-SMR Advisory Group signed a reciprocal roaming agreement with Incom Communications Inc. Both companies will market each other’s services and provide support in the 800 combined channels resulting from the agreement. “This agreement is the first step in implementing our mutual vision of a nationwide 220 MHz network,” said Albert Koenigsberg, president of […]

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COMMISSION WILL CREATE STANDARD STREAMLINED AUCTION RULES

WASHINGTON-Future auctions conducted by the Federal Communications Commission will be run by a standard laundry list of rules instead of a new set of rules formulated auction by auction. The FCC last Thursday adopted competitive bidding rules. The panel also adopted a plan for consolidating the 20 private wireless services into just two to promote […]

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FCC OET REQUESTS QUALCOMM INPUT

WASHINGTON-The Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Engineering and Technology has requested comments from Qualcomm Inc. as to what action the OET should recommend to the commission concerning the FCC’s denial of Qualcomm’s pioneer’s preference application. Last month, a federal appeals court overturned the FCC’s rejection of Qualcomm’s pioneer’s preference application for a personal communications services […]

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QUALCOMM OFFERS PRIVATE PLACEMENT

SAN DIEGO-Qualcomm Inc. finalized terms of its proposed placement of 5.75 percent Trust convertible preferred securities. The offering has been increased from $450 million to $550 million in gross proceeds (See related story on Page 20). The securities represent an undivided beneficial interest in Qualcomm Financial Trust I. The securities will be convertible into Qualcomm […]

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QUALCOMM WILL ISSUE CONVERTIBLE STOCK TO FINANCE EXPANSION

NEW YORK-Qualcomm Financial Trust I, wholly owned by Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, plans to sell a $450 million issue of convertible preferred stock due 2012 to help finance the parent company’s expansion. In an announcement Feb. 18, Moody’s Investors Service Inc., New York, assigned a speculative grade “B1″ rating to the proposed issue. “Creditors … […]

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PRODUCTS

Ora Electronics Inc. announced its Signal Plus antenna performance kit, which the company said is designed to improve the performance of portable cellular telephones. Using a connector cable, users can connect the kit antenna directly to the antenna output of the portable phone which improves the handset’s sound quality, range and system access, the company […]

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PEOPLE

Telephone and Data Systems Inc. elected George W. Off to its board of directors. He replaces Robert J. Collins who retired Jan. 7. Off will become chairman of the company’s stock option compensation committee and its audit committee. Off is president, chief executive officer and board member of Catalina Marketing Corp., which he helped found […]

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