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CCA’s FirstNet Summit Pay-Per-View Event

CCA’s FirstNet Summit Pay-Per-View Event Live broadcast from the 2013 CCA Global Expo Austin, Texas (April 8, 2013) — RCR Wireless News, in partnership with the Competitive Carrier Association (CCA), announced today that the FirstNet Summit, scheduled for April 17, 2013, will be broadcast live on...

Strata8 uses picocells, PBX to offer telecom to enterprises

A new kind of wireless carrier is emerging, making use of licensed spectrum and picocell technology to provide businesses with small-scale networks tailored to their needs and designed to improve the bottom line. Bellevue, Wash.-based Strata8 Networks Inc. calls itself an "enterprise-focused cellular carrier"...

CTIA takes the big show back to Sin City: CTIA Wireless 2008 set for Las Vegas

CTIA is taking its big show back west this year as the CTIA Wireless 2008 event is set to take place April 1-3 in Las Vegas (and if you haven't made your plans to attend yet, you might want to stop reading this and...

Refresh Mobile snares Forum Nokia award

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands-Refresh Mobile took top honors as "Developer of the Year" in the 2006 Forum Nokia Pro Awards.Other winners included Telcogames' The Silhouette Game, an addictively simple puzzle offeringWinners received a free one-year membership to the developer community, valued at $5,000, as well...

FCC airs Cyren Call proposal: Controversial measure would take 700 MHz out of commercial play

WASHINGTON-The debate is officially on. And the clock is ticking. Six months after receiving Cyren Call Communications Inc.'s plan for a public-safety wireless broadband network the private sector would build and share with first responders, the Federal Communications Commission is now asking for public...

High-powered consortium to push advanced IMS architecture

BASKING RIDGE, N.J.—Verizon Wireless and a group of industry network suppliers have set out what they see as a path to advance mobile network architecture and transition networks to IMS, or Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem. The companies involved in the Advances to IMS, or...

3G hype will give way to faster speeds in ’07

LAS VEGAS-The wireless industry has seen some major changes in the past few months, from Cingular Wireless L.L.C.'s launch of the world's first HSDPA high-speed mobile data network to Sprint Nextel Corp.'s announcement to form a joint venture with several cable companies to the...

Verizon WMA choice meets some criticism

Verizon Wireless made headlines at the Consumer Electronics Show when it unveiled a new full-track mobile music download service. But the carrier was busy last week defending the offering's lack of support for MP3s. Vcast Music offers tunes that can be downloaded to a...

Banking on broadband: Clearwire adds $250M in financing

Clearwire Corp. raised an additional $250 million in financing, according to reports, bringing the carrier's total war chest to a staggering $600 million. The news highlights investors' apparent interest in the wireless broadband space, as well as the technology's potential to agitate entrenched wireless...

PC cards hit stride as network speeds rise

As third-generation technology and wireless broadband hit the U.S. marketplace, PC card vendors finally may hit their stride. Verizon Wireless is in the process of expanding its CDMA EV-DO network throughout its coverage area, while Sprint Corp. launched its own EV-DO service in 17...

LBS ramps up, say market watchers

OYSTER BAY, N.Y.-The long-awaited market for wireless location-based services may finally be around the corner, according to two analyst reports this week. Citing Sprint PCS' recent introduction of an operator-assisted direction-finding service, ABI Research said operators' efforts to push LBS will rapidly change the...

Qualcomm puts EV-DV on hold

The wireless industry should not hold its breath for the coming of CDMA2000 EV-DV technology. Both Qualcomm Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. said they are focusing their immediate attention elsewhere. "Due to the lack of CDMA industry demand for the 1x EV-DV technology solution...

2.5 GHz band gets interesting with Sprint-Nextel combination

The anticipated merger between Sprint PCS and Nextel Communications Inc. offers an olive branch in one area and a turf battle in another. The turf battle arises from what the combined company will do with its massive MMDS 2.5 GHz spectrum. Peace dividends redound...

Motorola secures Nextel relationship with contract extension

Motorola Inc.'s relationship with Nextel Communications Inc. marches on in spite of the carrier's anticipated merger with Sprint PCS.The vendor announced it has signed a three-year agreement to extend its supply of iDEN infrastructure equipment to Nextel beginning Jan. 1. Both companies also agreed...

Qualcomm plugs into mobile TV

Mobile TV took a big step forward last week as Qualcomm Inc. announced plans to deploy an $800 million nationwide network delivering multimedia messaging service broadcasts to mobile handsets. Use of the network, which is expected to come online in 2006, will be offered...

LightSurf unveils MMS interoperability solution without need to own MMSC

With what it describes as the first clearinghouse of its kind, LightSurf Technologies Inc. hopes to raise the bar on how wireless operators will do business by democratizing the ebb and flow of multimedia traffic.Its platform, known as GX-MMS, will serve not only as...

Monet closure adds to list of data-only defeats

When Monet Mobile Networks Inc. launched service in November 2002, many in the industry believed that the promise of advanced wireless data technology had finally become a reality-which is why the carrier's bankruptcy filing came as such a surprise."Personally, I'm very, very sorry to...

Comverse demos multimedia messaging interoperability between CDMA, GSM

CANNES, France-Thanks to Comverse Technology Inc., the interoperability gap between GSM and CDMA may soon become history.At this week's 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France, the company, using its Multimedia Messaging Service Center (MMSC), demonstrated multimedia-messaging interoperability between both wireless networks. "This demonstration marks...

Merger could boost W-CDMA uptake in U.S.

Industry observers believe that infrastructure vendors favor a tie-up between Cingular Wireless L.L.C. and AT&T Wireless Services Inc. Both companies have deals with the same manufacturers, including L.M. Ericsson, Nokia Corp., Nortel Networks Ltd. and Siemens AG.Nortel is proud of its role as provider...

Verizon to expand EV-DO service to major cities by summer

Building on the momentum of its initial two-city launch last year, Verizon Wireless said it will spend $1 billion to launch its CDMA2000 1x EV-DO service in major cities in the United States. The service, known as BroadbandAccess, will be available in the summer,...

AT&T Wireless: Independent and innovative

Editor's Note: In a new series, RCR Wireless News takes an in-depth look at nationwide wireless players, including their strengths and challenges in an ever-changing wireless environment. In this third installment, RCR Wireless News reporter Hilary Smith tackles the nation's third-largest carrier, AT&T Wireless.As...

Behind the music: Wireless data

The wireless data industry started as a dream and a nationwide network almost 30 years ago.As the years slowly passed and people began to recognize the value of mobile data, more and more trucking managers jumped on board to wirelessly track their vehicles,...

Coding the future

As it stands today, developers of wireless applications have to write those applications in a unique code-whether that be cHTML, VoXML, WML or XML-to make those applications recognizable to the wireless device. But if we look into the future, some unknown years ahead, we...

Technology wars set to play out in Japan, U.S.

Wideband CDMA and cdma2000 are not only migrating to the future, but also to the battleground.Both technologies will hoist their banners as they deploy their strengths and shield their weaknesses, especially in the two main places where they hope to flex muscles for market...

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