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WiMAX should develop toward dual-mode single frequency band, says Global Mobile chairwoman

DigiTimes | August 1, 2011 | Chloe Yu, Adam Hwang Chairwoman Rosemary Ho for Global Mobile, one of the six WiMAX operators in Taiwan, has expressed her opinions about how WiMAX will develop under competition from LTE and the company's WiMAX operations in an interview...

Bits & Bytes: GSA announces 3 new members; Jumptap receives new patent; and more

Orange Business Services is introducing Business Together as a Service, a unified communication solution designed to enable an innovative way of working and collaborating. Business Together as a Service allows Unified Communications solutions to be offered via the cloud, using an “as a service”...

16 million LTE subscribers by 2011, says ABI Research

LTE is gaining momentum fast, according to a recent report by ABI Research, which claims there will be 16 million mobile LTE subscribers by the end of this year.LTE networks are currently running in a dozen countries, and as of March, 100 LTE-ready devices...

Taiwan market: Global Mobile to launch WiMAX phone numbers

DigiTimes | January 4, 2011 | Chloe Yu and Adam Hwang Global Mobile has obtained 100,000 WiMAX phone numbers from the National Communications Commission (NCC), the first among the six WiMAX operators in Taiwan, and will launch such numbers for sale to subscribers for voice...

Partnerships: Sprint signs 4G roaming deals; Picochip/Wavesat test LTE interoperability; and more

Sprint signed international 4G roaming agreements with Digicel in Jamaica and Global Mobile in Taiwan. The agreement will allow certain Sprint devices to automatically detect the Digicel and Global Mobile networks and allow customers to connect and roam onto the networks. Pricing and launch...

Sprint Inks International 4G Roaming Agreements With Digicel and Global Mobile to Establish Global Ecosystem

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), December 08, 2010 - Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that it has signed international 4G roaming agreements with Digicel in Jamaica and Global Mobile in...

How apps impact the network

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in our September Special Edition, Behind the Scenes, a focus on integrated subscriber and network management systems. To download the complete Special Edition, click here. Wireless subscribers' appetite and demand for richer and more data-intensive content is at...

There’s money to be made in micropayments: Technologies are in place, but business models still need work

Hardware, software, high-speed networks, uptake . it seems all the pieces are in place for mobile commerce to take off. Well, all the pieces except maybe a viable business model or two.That was the takeaway from last week's Mobile Financial Services Summit in Denver,...

The OEM service strategy

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.Along with every one of my friends in this industry, from entrepreneurs to product managers at carriers,...

AT&T, VZW battle over international data offerings

Just in time for the 2008 Olympics set to kick off in China later this week the nation's two largest carriers expanded their international data plans.AT&T Mobility introduced two new plans, one for smartphone users and one for PC card users. The new smartphone...

SkyTerra, MSV score financing, hint at tie-up with Inmarsat

SkyTerra Communications Inc. and Mobile Satellite Ventures L.P. announced Harbinger Capital Partners Funds agreed to provide $500 million of debt financing to fund the former's business plan through the third quarter of 2010.In addition, SkyTerra and MSV said they entered into an accord with...

Age-appropriate services: What does the future hold?

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. In the coming weeks look for columns from Tom Huseby of SeaPoint Ventures, Mark Desautels of...

816M mobile banking customers by 2011

Consumers are increasingly using their mobile phones to access banking services and products, and about 816 million consumers are expected to do so by 2011, according to a new study from Juniper Research.The reported noted financial institutions are beginning to offer a wider variety...

NextWave surfs into Taiwan with Global Mobile testing deal

WiMAX operator Global Mobile Corp. has tapped NextWave Wireless Inc. for a joint technology field trial to build a suite of next generation multimedia services using the vendor's WiMAX equipment.The Taiwanese operator will use NextWave's MXtv technology for mobile television, interactive media services and...

Mobile marketing gut check: If you’re not in mobile, you’re missing a generation

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. In the coming weeks look for columns from Tom Huseby of SeaPoint Ventures, Mark Desautels of...

3G to drive mobile entertainment

The mobile entertainment market could reach $47.5 billion by 2010, driven by greater 3G adoption and an increase in made-for-mobile content, according to a new report from Juniper Research.The firm, however, warns that mobile entertainment growth could be slowed unless improvements are made to...

The Q&A: Marco Boerries

Marco Boerries is the executive VP of Yahoo Inc.'s Connected Life Division, which encompasses the company's mobile, digital home, PC client and broadband teams around the world, including Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0 and Yahoo oneSearch products for mobile.Q: What are the unique challenges...

Enterprise analyst looks at CTIA 2008: With consumers favored, she’ll pan for nuggets

With CTIA Wireless 2008 offering a predominantly consumer slant, one analyst will approach the show with a handful of issues in mind and filter accordingly. Euro-competition for American enterprise customers, open access, an enterprise pitch for Apple Inc.'s iPhone, fixed-mobile convergence and the recent...

SK Telecom, Citi ogle mobile banking with joint venture

SK Telecom and Citi hope to push the mobile-banking envelope with a new, San Francisco-based joint venture. The companies unveiled Mobile Money Ventures, a joint venture that aims to develop a platform that "encompasses all key mobile banking value propositions" as it bridges the...

Yahoo’s impressive mobile run

Yahoo continues to serve as the Washington Generals of the Internet -- losing to Google at every turn -- but the company seems to be making all the right moves in mobile. The company's latest coup came last week at the Mobile World Congress...

Industry Outlook 2008: Video: Mobile video and television growing pains

Mobile television and clip-based video content clearly represent an emerging opportunity for mobile network operators, traditional production houses, online portals and community sites like YouTube/Google, advertising firms, and other wireless supply chain companies. However, new IDC research suggests this market faces several hurdles that...

Venture capital financing wrap-up: Ad Infuse, LiveVox, United Mobile and more

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.--Ad Infuse: Softbank Capital led a $12 million round of funding into mobile advertising company Ad Infuse. Existing investors...

2008: Social open converged ad-based free operating systems

Editor's Note: Welcome to Reality Check, a feature for RCR Wireless News' new weekly e-mail service, Mobile Content and Culture. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile content industry to give their insights into the marketplace. In the coming weeks...

S.E. exec steps down

Corporate-speak is designed to be opaque, so when Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications issued a release today stating that President Miles Flint was stepping down and would "take a short career break," it would be legitimate to question whether he resigned voluntarily or was asked...

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