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DVB-H players refine launch plans, service strategies

Like most things in wireless, the mobile TV contest boils down to devices, networks and—perhaps most importantly—spectrum. As such, two U.S. companies are racing to build mobile TV networks using the same transmission standard (DVB-H), and both trumpet their position as the competitive high...

Ingram Micro to distribute Verizon Wireless products

BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--Technology distributor Ingram Micro Inc. announced it will begin reselling services from Verizon Wireless, including the carrier's VZOffice voice and data products and services. "We are very pleased that Ingram Micro will offer Verizon Wireless' products and services, including our high-speed BroadbandAccess...

Ingram Micro to distribute Verizon Wireless products

BASKING RIDGE, N.J.—Technology distributor Ingram Micro Inc. announced it will begin reselling services from Verizon Wireless, including the carrier’s VZOffice voice and data products and services. "We are very pleased that Ingram Micro will offer Verizon Wireless’ products and services, including our high speed...

Indian market for new subscribers continues growth streak

ST. LOUIS—The number of mobile subscribers in India is growing by leaps and bounds, according to Datacomm Research Co., as the number of new subscribers per month in India has tripled over the past year. According to Datacomm, the boom in India is directly...

Verizon Wireless adds business services distributors

BEDMINSTER, N.J.-Verizon Wireless said it has enhanced its business distribution portfolio by adding three new value-added distributors-Global Wireless Data, Mobile DataComm and Trio Teknologies-to its Business Solutions Program.Through the distributors, Verizon will offer its VZOffice voice and data products and services to solutions providers...

Mobile DataComm to distribute Verizon data services

BEDMINSTER, N.J.-Verizon Wireless has authorized Mobile DataComm to offer its BroadbandAccess and NationalAccess data services under a national distribution agreement between the two companies. Mobile DataComm is a wireless data products and services distributor that has established a data-centric distribution channel including systems integrators,...

CDMA networks must migrate to OFDM, report says

ST. LOUIS-U.S. wireless operators will slowly migrate from CDMA networks to Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing technology as they move from third generation to fourth generation, according to a report from the Rysavy Research and Datacomm Research Co. The study predicts that wireless local area...

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...

Wireless MAN industry to hit $5B by 2007

CHESTERFIELD, Mo.-Worldwide sales of wireless metropolitan area networks will surge to more than $5 billion a year by 2007, according to a report by Datacomm Research Co.The report, titled "Wireless Metropolitan Networks: Opportunities and Illusions," attributed this surge to exploding demand for third-generation backhaul,...

Mobile video will drive 3G services

CHESTERFIELD, Mo.-Video via mobile phone will be the No. 1 reason wireless subscribers upgrade to third-generation services, according to a new study from Datacomm Research Co."A large market for short videos is emerging: mobile-phone and portable computer users," explained Michael Hentschel, the report's author....

Sprint PCS uses handset line-up to differentiate: No. 1 Nokia back in the fold after prolonged absence

Sprint PCS can be largely thanked (or blamed, depending on your outlook) for what those in the industry term the "Asian invasion."Sprint in the 1990s made the bold and risky decision to use an untried wireless technology-CDMA-to launch its nationwide wireless service. Sprint decided...

Datacomm releases 1x EV-DO report

CHESTERFIELD, Mo.-A new research report says cdma2000 1x EV-DO enables operators to launch profitable multimedia services as well avoiding the "false dilemma" of charging data users for equivalent voice resources consumed.In a 77-page report titled "Cdma2000 1xEV-DO Opportunities, Challenges and Competitive Strategies," Datacomm Research...

Prudent AT&T Wireless delays, cuts back W-CDMA launch plans

AT&T Wireless Services Inc. said it will push back the launch of its advanced W-CDMA network by six months and scale down the coverage area to four cities.The carrier said it will deploy a W-CDMA network in San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle and Dallas...

Prudent AT&T Wireless delays,

cuts back W-CDMA launch plansAnalyst: Continuous upgrades confuse marketAT&T Wireless Services Inc. said it will push back the launch of its advanced W-CDMA network by six months and scale down the coverage area to four cities.The carrier said it will deploy a W-CDMA...

Study says wireless future is in fun and games

CHESTERFIELD, Miss.-While industry leaders have knocked around the idea of a killer application in wireless for years, a new report from Datacomm Research Company and Phoenician Ventures pegs it squarely on mobile games and handsets with color screens."Colorful mobile games, polyphonic ring tones and...

Verizon downplays W-CDMA comments

Verizon Wireless is considering either using wideband-CDMA technology as its third-generation network standard or adding the technology to its CDMA-based network. Company spokespeople assert the move is not new-or news-but it is nonetheless representative of the murky realm of 3G wireless issues and carriers'...

Products

BluetoothSilicon WaveRadio-frequency technology developer Silicon Wave Inc. unveiled its Odyssey line of hardware and software products designed for the Bluetooth short-range wireless standard. Included in the line are the Silicon Wave SiW1501 Radio Modem IC, SiW1601 Link Controller IC and lower layer Bluetooth protocol...

CDMA poised to lead wireless Internet market

CHESTERFIELD, Mo.-CDMA-based wireless services will enable hundreds of millions of people to access multimedia content wirelessly, according to a study by Datacomm Research Co."The wireless Internet market will explode once operators begin delivering streaming media at reasonable prices. Our research shows that CDMA-based air...

And the patent company stands alone

Qualcomm Inc.'s transformation is complete.The CDMA innovator last week announced it intends to spin off its chipset and software business, leaving the company as primarily one that collects royalties from CDMA technology.Qualcomm started out this way. It developed CDMA technology for mobile systems, patented...

Satellite technology heads toward the Internet

Integrating satellite communication technology with the Internet became somewhat of a theme among mobile satellite services carriers last week, following a Datacomm Research Co. report suggesting satellite voice services aren't all they're cracked up to be.Globalstar L.P., traditionally a satellite voice carrier, publicly tested...

Study predicts skyrocketing sales

CHESTERFIELD, Mo.-Sales of smart phones and wireless personal digital assistants are set to skyrocket, with smart phones grabbing nearly 90 percent of mobile-phone sales within five years, according to a new report from Datacomm Research Co., "Wireless Web Wonders: Opportunities for Smart Phones and PDAs.""Handheld...

AFRICA BRIEFS

Orbcomm Global, a low-earth-orbit satellite provider specializing in data communications, signed an agreement with European Datacomm Holding to deliver Orbcomm satellite communications services to 60 countries and territories in and around sub-Saharan Africa, said Orbcomm. Belgium-based EDC will begin operations out of Johannesburg, South...

COURT CUTS NEXTWAVE BID PRICE BY $3 BILLION

NEW YORK-The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York handed NextWave Personal Communications Inc. a big victory May 13, cutting its C-block license bid obligation to $1.023 billion from $4.744 billion."The court has provided a market-based solution upon which NextWave can...

DATACOM/TECHVEST STUDY EXPECTS WIRELESS TO BENEFIT E-COMMERCE

CHESTERFIELD, Mo.-A new study conducted by Datacomm Research Co. and Techvest International found Internet-based e-commerce will skyrocket, but only companies that develop and implement entirely new business models will succeed."Portals to Profit: E-Commerce Business Models and Enabling Technologies," also said, among other things, wireless technology...

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