Archive | November, 1999

Dell to resell RIM solution

Research In Motion Ltd. announced Dell Computer Corp. will begin reselling its BlackBerry wireless e-mail solution at the end of the month. BlackBerry allows users to remotely send and receive e-mail from the Inter@ctive Pager wireless device. Dell integrates and sells customized computing system solutions. Whatever components a customer wants, Dell will provide and sell […]

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The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has asked to join an appeals case arguing that rules on how telecom carriers use information about their customers be reinstated. The Federal Communications Commission last month asked for a review of an August decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit that threw out […]

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Crown Castle seeks consents

HOUSTON-Crown Castle International Corp. announced it is soliciting consents from the holders of its 10.63-percent senior discount notes due 2007 and its 12.75-percent senior exchangeable preferred stock due 2010 to certain amendments to the instruments governing these securities to conform those instruments to the instruments governing the company’s more recent debt issuances. Subject to conditions, […]

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Canadian wireless stocks high on growth, consolidation

The Canadian wireless market has seen a run-up in stock prices this year as tremendous growth and recent consolidation activity have driven increased interest in the sector. “1998 was not a bad year, but it was a little wishy-washy,” said George Karidis, director of research and consulting with the Yankee Group in Toronto. “Now we’re […]

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CTIA, USTA, privacy groups appeal CALEA

WASHINGTON-In the continuing saga that is the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, telecom and privacy groups have appealed the technical standards the Federal Communications Commission set out in August claiming the rules are “contrary to law.” The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association joined with the Center for Democracy and Technology to file suit last week, […]

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News Briefs

Arch Communications Group Inc. said it will offer weather updates to paging customers through a strategic marketing relationship with The Weather Channel’s Internet site. The site offers a Wireless Weather service to customers using a text-enabled messaging device. The agreement is its first co-branded agreement with a specific carrier, the company said. Starsem […]

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Austrian GPRS trials completed

VIENNA, Austria-The first mobile data transfer trials over General Packet Radio Service in Austria have been completed by Motorola Inc.’s Network Solutions Sector and Mobilkom, Austria’s largest mobile communications network operator, Motorola said. “The introduction of GPRS will allow mobile phone users to access a new range of services without the use of a fixed […]

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Aquis president leaves company

PARSIPPANY, N.J.-Aquis Communications Group Inc. announced John Adiletta, founder and president, has left the company. A special committee of Aquis’ board of directors consisting of Chairman Patrick Egan, Michael Salerno and John Frieling will oversee management until a new president is found, the company said. According to Egan, there was a disagreement between the board […]

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Carriers need value-add to take on Internet

As wireless access to the Internet becomes an increasingly popular selling point for wireless carriers, a new concern arises over how carriers can offer valuable Internet-based content without becoming marginalized as a pipe. With 1 billion wireless customers expected by 2003, it is no surprise Internet portals are eying the space with hungry eyes. At […]

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Appeals court reverses NextWave bankruptcy ruling

WASHINGTON-In a stunning turnabout, a federal appeals court in New York last week sided with the Federal Communications Commission and reversed a lower court ruling that had approved a bankruptcy judge’s decision to lower NextWave Telecom Inc.’s payment for personal communications services licenses from $4.7 billion to $1 billion. “The judgment of the United States […]

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