Archive | January, 2009

DTV delay to impact access to 700 MHz licenses: Spectrum tie-up could impact LTE, FLO deployments

The wireless industry suddenly faces a delay of its own, with digital TV legislation likely headed to the White House soon that will force wireless carriers to wait about four months longer to access 700 MHz spectrum licenses purchased for nearly $20 billion from the U.S. government in an auction last year.The Senate late last [...]

by Jeffrey Silva Posted in Wireless0 Comments

SN gains ETF victory: California court limits preemptive lawsuits against carriers

The California Supreme Court ruled consumers cannot file preemptive lawsuits against mobile phone carriers over contract terms without first claiming injury from such provisions as mandatory arbitration and early termination fees. The ruling is a welcome victory for Sprint Nextel Corp., which is entangled in separate state and federal class action lawsuits over ETFs .“We’re [...]

by Jeffrey Silva Posted in Wireless0 Comments

DTV delay almost ready for prime time

The Senate approved a digital TV delay bill initially rejected in the House, likely setting the stage for legislation lacking certain concessions requested by wireless and public-safety sectors to be passed and signed into law by President Obama within days.In signing off a second time on DTV delay legislation sought by the Obama administration, Senate [...]

by Jeffrey Silva Posted in Wireless0 Comments

House stimulus package includes $6 billion for broadband: $1 billion set aside for wireless carriers, tower companies

House stimulus package includes $6 billion for broadband: $1 billion set aside for wireless carriers, tower companies

The House gave President Obama a big victory with approval of an economic stimulus bill with $6 billion in broadband grants for wireless carriers and other service providers, setting the stage for Senate debate next week on a costlier companion measure that includes more grant dollars and tax credits for deploying high-speed Internet access in [...]

by Jeffrey Silva Posted in Towers, Wireless0 Comments

Winning ugly

Winning ugly

The Democratic-led Congress is about to hand President Obama victories by way of a bill to delay the DTV transition to June 12 and a gargantuan economic recovery package with billions of dollars in broadband grants and tax breaks for companies in wireless and other telecom sectors. There will be nothing pretty about how the [...]

by Jeffrey Silva Posted in Wireless0 Comments

U.S. Fleet Tracking to monitor Super Bowl assets

U.S. Fleet Tracking to monitor Super Bowl assets

The device the size of a Motorola RAZR is keeping track of the vehicles the NFL is using to transport the Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals and the media during this week’s Super Bowl XLIII festivities in Tampa.Come Sunday, the wireless machine-to-machine technology will not only keep track of the team vehicles, NFL personnel and team [...]

by Gary E. Salazar Posted in M2M, Wireless0 Comments

Nortel drops out of WiMAX business

Nortel drops out of WiMAX business

Fallout from Nortel Network Corp.’s financial troubles has forced the Canadian giant to end its mobile WiMAX business and sever its ties with Alvarion Ltd.Nortel officials said Thursday the decision allows the company to narrow its focus, manage investments and strengthen its long-term competitiveness in its carrier business by dropping out of the 4G technology [...]

by Gary E. Salazar Posted in Wireless0 Comments

Venture capital financing wrap-up: Horvath Towers

The following list includes venture capital and other investments into wireless companies announced during the past week. The value of the investment is included when available.–Horvath Towers: National City Bank increased its debt financing commitment to Horvath Towers from $10 million to $18 million. The company also recently received an equity commitment from Peppertree Capital [...]

by Kristen Beckman Posted in Wireless0 Comments

Tech ads on the sidelines at this year’s Super Bowl

Virtually all the electronic and digital brands running ads at this year’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers have advertised at the Super Bowl in past years: domain giant GoDaddy, job search sites Monster.

by Caroline McCarthy Posted in Wireless0 Comments

Microsoft patent makes smartphones more like PCs

Microsoft has patented smartphone-docking technology that would allow the devices to connect to peripherals and networks similar to the way PCs do.

by Patrick Thibodeau Posted in Wireless0 Comments

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