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Presence struggles to find itself in the enterprise: Movius to unveil ‘Automated Presence’ apps at MWC

When it comes to mobile in the enterprise, presence is the buzzword. Just like it was three years ago.Presence - a vaguely defined term referring to the ability to determine the availability and whereabouts of others - was a key feature in the early...

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DanielsDavid Parker has been promoted to managing director at Daniels & Associates. Parker is a member of the firm's Telecommunications Group and is responsible for advising communications service providers and telecom infrastructure companies on mergers & acquisitions and corporate financing. He has been with...

Glenayre to sell messaging business, focus on entertainment

Shares of Glenayre Technologies Inc. climbed after the company said it will sell its messaging business for $25 million in cash to IP Unity.The move follows September's announcement by Glenayre that it was looking to separate its telecom and entertainment businesses. The company hopes...

Glenayre links with MetroPCS on messaging

Mobile-messaging company Glenayre Technologies Inc. announced the commercial deployment of a new messaging service. Dubbed the Versera Intelligent Communications Environment (ICE), the service has been deployed in Atlanta, where MetroPCS has used it since May. The announcement marks Glenayre's most significant effort since the...

Nortel grants interop. approval to Glenayre’s messaging product

ATLANTA-Nortel Networks Ltd. has granted interoperability approval to a new mobile messaging product from Glenayre Technologies Inc.Glenayre's Versera Intelligent Communications Environment (ICE), which was designed to cost-effectively deploy and operate multiple applications on one platform, was approved for interoperability with Nortel's GSM/GPRS wireless infrastructure....

Nationwide paging down to one carrier

Metrocall Holdings Inc. and Arch Wireless Inc.-the nation's two remaining independent paging and messaging carriers-announced a major plan to merge operations in an effort to forestall massive revenue declines as well as safeguard against the rapidly growing threat from the mobile-phone industry.If approved, the...

ISC to manufacture paging products

ATLANTA-Glenayre Technologies Inc. announced ISC Technologies Inc. will take over the manufacturing and distribution of Glenayre's discontinued paging infrastructure business, including its switch, RF and control products. The deal comes shortly after the formation of GTES L.L.C.-a joint venture between paging and messaging carrier...

ISC to manufacture paging products

ATLANTA-Glenayre Technologies Inc. announced ISC Technologies Inc. will take over the manufacturing and distribution of Glenayre's discontinued paging infrastructure business, including its switch, RF and control products. The deal comes shortly after the formation of GTES L.L.C.-a joint venture between paging and messaging carrier...

Cable & Wireless Jamaica selects Nortel for GSM overlay

WASHINGTON-Cable & Wireless Jamaica Ltd. has purchased cellular communications equipment from Nortel Networks Inc. and eight other U.S. exporters as part of a $173 million project. Export-Import Bank of the United States is guaranteeing a $72.3 million seven-year loan to the U.K.-based telecommunications provider.Cable...

Vendors purchase partners, rivals

The acquisition beat goes on in the wireless equipment sector with several companies recently announcing purchases of other players. The increasing number of mergers is not surprising given the specific, still-developing sectors in which many of them are occurring, according to Ray Jodoin, director...

Prism buys TGA's one-way paging business

ATLANTA-Prism Systems International Inc. said it purchased the Prism one-way paging products business from TGA Technologies Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed."The new company will continue to offer the same excellent products and service provided by many of the same people that...

Cable & Wireless Jamaica selects Nortel for GSM overlay

WASHINGTON-Cable & Wireless Jamaica Ltd. has purchased cellular communications equipment from Nortel Networks Inc. and eight other U.S. exporters as part of a $173 million project. Export-Import Bank of the United States is guaranteeing a $72.3 million seven-year loan to the U.K.-based telecommunications provider.Cable...

RIM requests judgement on patent issue with Xerox

WATERLOO, Ontario-Legal issues persist for BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. as it now looks to be working through a patent dispute with Xerox Corp.RIM filed a motion in the U.S. District Court of Hartford, Conn., urging the judge to issue a declaratory judgement...

Paging auction nets $2.4M for a few thousand licenses

A recently completed Federal Communications Commission paging spectrum auction generated about $2.4 million for a total of 2,832 licenses, numbers that come nowhere near the billions spent on other wireless spectrum auctions in recent years, but results that provide further evidence of the still-active...

Glenayre to cut 18% of work force

ATLANTA-Glenayre Technologies Inc. said it will cut 65 employees, or 18 percent of its work force, as part of a cost-savings effort. The company said it is on track to reach break even on earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization by the fourth...

Glenayre ordered to pay damages in patent case

ATLANTA-Messaging service company Glenayre Technologies Inc. has been ordered to pay $12 million in damages in a patent infringement lawsuit, a verdict the company said it plans to appeal.A jury in a federal district court in Chicago ruled in favor of Philip Jackson in...

Glenayre seeks reserve stock-split approval

ATLANTA-Messaging services company Glenayre Technologies Inc. announced it will seek stockholder approval for a reverse stock split of either one-for-three or one-for-five. The company said the move could help it meet the minimum $1 bid price required for continued trading on the Nasdaq National...

BellSouth files patent lawsuit against Glenayre, Call Sciences

ATLANTA-BellSouth filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Glenayre Technologies Inc. and Call Sciences Inc. alleging that the companies are infringing on BellSouth's patent on call routing technology, used for "one number service" offerings."We are committed to maximizing the value of our intellectual property, and...

RIM loses patent claim against NTP

WATERLOO, Ontario-BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. lost a patent claim against NTP Inc. and could pay damages of $23 million. RIM said it would challenge the court's decision.The ruling seemed to alarm investors and analysts, sending the company's stock down about 10 percent...

RIM loses patent claim against NTP

WATERLOO, Ontario-BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. lost a patent claim against NTP Inc., and could pay damages of $23 million. RIM said it would challenge the court's decision.The ruling seemed to alarm investors and analysts, sending the company's stock down about 10 percent...

Infowave settles patent claim with Glenayre

VANCOUVER, British Columbia-Infowave Software agreed to pay Glenayre Electronics Inc. $130,000 in cash and up to 20,000 shares of its stock in order to settle a patent claim Glenayre filed against the company earlier this year.Glenayre's legal dispute with wireless enterprise company Infowave stems...

Glenayre reports lower revenues

ATLANTA-Enhanced services and messaging solutions provider Glenayre Technologies Inc. released third-quarter results this week. The company reported $14.5 million in revenue, up from September estimates of $13 million to $14 million, but down from last quarter's $18.1 million. The company recorded a net loss...

Glenayre launches Versera Voice Services products

ATLANTA-Glenayre Technologies Inc. announced its Versera Voice Services suite, which uses speech recognition technologies to access and navigate voice, fax and e-mail messages, is now generally available."Glenayre's Versera Voice Services suite is designed on an open, standards-based platform, making it one of the easiest...

Leap adds Glenayre messaging platform to Cricket markets

ATLANTA-Leap Wireless International Inc.'s Cricket Communications subsidiary installed Glenayre Technologies Inc.'s Versera Messaging platform in all of its 40 markets nationwide. Cricket had been using Glenayre's service in select markets since its launch in 1999.

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