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FCC to 'coordinate' review of AT&T's Qualcomm, T-Mobile USA proposals

The Federal Communications Commission has stopped its formal review of AT&T Inc. (T) plans to acquire 700 MHz spectrum assets from Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) as it now plans to review that deal in coordination with AT&T's attempt to acquire T-Mobile USA Inc.The decision came...

Uplinq 2011: Jacobs' view of Qualcomm as a core technology enabler

SAN DIEGO — Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) is an engineer shop at its core. It has flirted with some direct-to-consumer apps and gear, most notably its device division back in the day and most recently its failed FLO TV offering. But Qualcomm's fortunes and greatest...

FLO TV goes dark, what's next for mobile TV?

Qualcomm Inc.'s mobile TV service has gone dark and with it a new round of questions have cropped up about the future of mobile TV as a whole. Will there ever be a year that defines mobile TV? What will it take to finally...

Companies line up against AT&T to block FLO TV spectrum purchase

The big wireless players may not be making any fuss yet, but a group of smaller carriers, organizations and Dish Network Corp. have filed petitions with the Federal Communications Commission to block AT&T Mobility's purchase of 700 MHz spectrum from Qualcomm Inc.Cellular South Inc.,...

@ NATE: Tower climbers should coordinate with EMS before climb

OKLAHOMA CITY—“Compassion kills,” said Steve Fleming, director of training for Safety One International, as he addressed a crowd at the National Association of Tower Erectors' (NATE) 16th annual conference and exposition in Oklahoma City. “Do you all believe that?”Fleming was speaker at NATE's educational...

AT&T Mobility looks to bolster 700 MHz assets

AT&T Mobility (T) is looking to further expand its spectrum holdings in the 700 MHz band, having filed plans with the Federal Communications Commission to purchase lower 700 MHz B-Block and C-Block licenses from Whidbey Telephone Co. Financial terms of the proposed deal were...

Broadcasters plan mobile TV launch in late 2011

Soon after FLO TV goes dark, a joint venture of a dozen broadcasters plans to launch mobile TV services that will reach about 40% of the U.S. population. Mobile Content Venture announced plans to initially launch two ad-supported channels in 20 markets by late...

AT&T buys FLO TV spectrum for $1.92B

It turns out Qualcomm Inc.'s (QCOM) spectrum for FLO TV is actually worth more on its own — at least to AT&T Mobility (T).The carrier has agreed to buy licenses for the 700 MHz spectrum that the service ran on for $1.92 billion. Qualcomm...

Qualcomm details final days for FLO TV

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) is putting the final details on its FLO TV shutdown.Leading up to the shutdown of the service on March 27, 2011, the company has opened up a rebate program that will effectively reimburse some of the company's direct-to-consumer customers for their...

FLO TV racked up 1 million customers in 45 months

Executives at Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) were never eager to offer up subscriber count numbers for FLO TV. Until now, sort of.At an event in Silicon Valley earlier this week, CEO Paul Jacobs said the company only managed to sign up about 1 million customers...

Qualcomm, Ericsson demo LTE TDD in India

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) reported that its India-based Wireless Broadband Business Services Private Ltd. venture has in partnership with Ericsson successfully demonstrated LTE TDD mobility using the 2.3 GHz spectrum band in an outdoor environment in India.Qualcomm noted that the demonstration streamed multiple high-definition video...

Tellabs buys Zeugma assets, opens Vancouver R&D office

Tellabs Inc. (TLAB) acquired substantially all of the assets of Zeugma Systems Inc., a Vancouver, B.C., Canada-based company that offers a service delivery router. Tellabs said it acquired the staff, intellectual property and Internet Protocol expertise of the company, which was founded by Andrew...

AT&T and Qualcomm in reported talks about FLO TV spectrum

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) has held talks with AT&T Mobility (T) about a possible sale of its spectrum holdings for FLO TV, according to Bloomberg.There are few details beyond that, although the unnamed sources confirmed that Verizon Wireless (VZ) and T-Mobile USA Inc. have not...

Qualcomm earnings rise on smart phone demand: The future of FLO TV is still up in the air

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) reported $865 million in net income on $2.95 billion in revenues during its quarter ending Sept. 26. In the year-over-year column, revenues are up 10% and net income is up 8%.Overall, 111 million CDMA-based units were shipped during the quarter,...

Qualcomm cuts its losses on FLO TV : Shut down already underway

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) is in the process of shutting down its mobile broadcast FLO TV service. After hesitantly entering the direct-to-consumer side of the space just a couple years ago, Qualcomm is now cutting its losses on that front and is in the process...

NFL wants games on tablets and Verizon is listening

Verizon Wireless (VZ) is talking to the National Football League about extending its exclusive mobile partnership to include programming via tablets, according to The Wall Street Journal.It's pretty safe to safe that football fans have been ready -- in some cases, longing -- for...

DAS part of reason Tyco picked up ADC: New speculation NSN will buy Motorola networks biz

A shakeup in the wireless infrastructure segment seems certain as Tyco Electronics Ltd. (TEL) bought ADC Telecommunications Inc. (ADCT) for $1.25 billion and speculation heats up that Nokia Siemens Networks will pick up Motorola Inc.'s (MOT) networks business, a buy that could be...

FLO TV backs up 'big moment' for World Cup with usage figures

FLO TV pinned big hopes on the 2010 FIFA World Cup and now the Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) subsidiary is backing it up with results.Back in May, FLO TV's director of programming, Cynthia Ray, predicted that the global sporting sensation would be "the big moment...

@ Uplinq: Jacobs hints of sale of FLO TV

SAN DIEGO – During a press conference with reporters at Qualcomm Inc.'s Uplinq developer's conference, CEO Paul Jacobs said Qualcomm's relationship to its subsidiary, FLO TV, likely will change in the next year.Jacobs was touting the data-caching capabilities of FLO technology, which he said...

@The Cable Show: Mobile is little more than an after-thought

LOS ANGELES – After spending the last three days up close and personal with the cable industry at its big annual affair, I'm disappointed to report that mobile was hard to find. The wireless innovations and news I’d hoped to see were simply not...

@Digital Hollywood: Finding a place for mobile TV in a data-loving world

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Kicking off a panel dedicated to video on smartphones at Digital Hollywood yesterday, The Nielsen Co.’s VP of mobile media presented some astonishing statistics that frame the intense battle that’s getting underway between Google Inc.’s Android operating system and Apple...

Tablets to accelerate mobile TV consumption

Having the whole family crowd around one screen in the living room is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, as a plethora of options have begun to pop up around the average home, be they PCs, TVs, handheld consoles, smartphones or tablets. But...

FLO to update offering

Qualcomm Inc.’s FLO TV Inc. subsidiary said it plans to expand its mobile television offering later this year with the inclusion of interactive capabilities, pay-per-day and event passes and a time-shifting viewing option.The company said the interactive feature will allow users to “interact with...

Content is king: Delivery, distribution and revenue matter too

Editor's Note:This article is an excerpt from RCR Wireless News' March Special Edition, “The Perfect Storm – A Focus on Mobile Messaging, Marketing, Content and Apps.” The 80-page special edition will be available next week at RCRWireless.com.Mobile content – the stuff that people read,...

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