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#TBT: Verizon new No. 1; China issues 3G licenses … this week in 2008

Verizon was set to overtake AT&T as the nation’s largest wireless carrier, while China issued 3G licenses covering three technologies … 8 years ago this week. Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate...

Raytheon, IPWireless to deploy public-safety network in Colorado

Raytheon Co. (RTN) will build out a public-safety LTE contract awarded under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, winning an $8.7 million contract to provide Adams County, Colo., with a public-safety network at 700 MHz. The 15-site systems will connect more than 1,500 first responders...

Partnerships: ZTE buys from U.S. vendors; Bharti outsources customer care; and more

ZTE Corp. signed framework agreements to purchase semiconductor components from five U.S. technology vendors. The deals are valued at $3 billion. The three-year purchase agreements are with Qualcomm Inc., Texas Instruments Inc., Freescale Semiconductor, Altera Corp. and Broadcom Corp.Bharti Airtel announced a strategic partnership...

Alliances: Amdocs supports Mobilicity; Ip.access teams with Qualcomm; and more

Mobilicity, which provides3.5G pay-in-advance services in Canada, deployed Amdocs' products using a managed services model to establish its entire OSS and BSS operations. The Amdocs customer experience systems support the entire order-to-cash and order-to-activation processes for Mobilicity, starting with new orders from the...

Alliances: TeleNav powers U.S. Cellular service; IPWireless teams with Altair; and more

U.S. Cellular (USM) launched its Your Navigation Deluxe navigation service, which is powered by TeleNav (TNAV). The service includes voice-guided turn-by-turn 3D GPS navigation, speech recognition, business listings, real-time traffic alerts and one-touch rerouting, weather updates and online trip planning.Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) said it has...

New York City rolls ahead with public-safety network plans: M/A-COM may take legal action after New York State cancels public-safety contract

The state of New York may have struck out for the time being in building a statewide public-safety communications network, but New York City continues to make progress on a network of its own.State officials have cancelled a $2 billion contract with M/A-COM, claiming...

NextWave continues divestitures, sells off IPWireless

NextWave Wireless Inc. offloaded a majority stake of its subsidiary IPWireless Inc. The long-time industry lightning-rod sold 75% of its stake for $1 million to IPW Holdings, a senior management team of IPWireless. NextWave will also be reimbursed for transaction expenses, for up to...

NextWave’s latest effort: Mobile TV over WiMAX: Company’s new MXtv technology leverages its IPWireless acquisition

NextWave Wireless Inc. plans to introduce today broadcast technology that will give WiMAX operators the ability to deliver multimedia services like mobile TV and digital audio over their networks. NextWave's new MXtv technology is compatible with the 802.16e standard, the company said.The company said...

Public-safety starts task list to get 700 MHz spectrum

WHILE THE 700 MHZ OPEN-ACCESS COURT BATTLE ESCALATES into a brawl among major stakeholders eyeing the upcoming auction, the public-safety community is methodically laying the foundation to partner with the winner of a national wireless license in an unprecedented experiment of high stakes for...

NextWave’s Q2 losses nearly double

NextWave Wireless Inc. lost more than $59.5 million during the second quarter, primarily due to an increase in operating expenses related to the expansion of its research and development teams and related support organizations, it reported in financial results.The loss, which nearly doubled from...

NextWave buys into Japanese firm for TD-CDMA deployment

Wireless broadband provider NextWave Wireless Inc. has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Tokyo-based telecom company IPMobile.Terms of the deal were not disclosed; NextWave is acquiring all the IPMobile shares held by Mori Trust Co. Ltd. of Japan. NextWave will have a 69.2%...

NextWave sees widening losses on R&D, acquisitions

NextWave Wireless Inc., which has been on an acquisition bent this year as it aims to be a force in the wireless broadband industry, announced a 98% increase in revenues from the year-ago period in financial results for the first quarter.The company raked in...

NextWave sees widening losses on R&D costs, acquisitions

NextWave Wireless Inc., which has been on an acquisition bent this year and remains a steady force in the industry, announced a 98% increase in revenues over the year-ago period in financial results for the first quarter of 2007.The company raked in $7.7 million...

NextWave acquires IPWireless in $100M deal

NextWave Wireless Inc. announced it will purchase TD-CDMA supplier IPWireless Inc. for $25 million in cash and $75 million in stock. The ultimate purchase price could increase to $235 million by 2010 if IPWireless manages to achieve "certain revenue milestones," although NextWave did not...

NextWave acquires IPWireless in $100M deal

NextWave Wireless Inc. announced it will purchase TD-CDMA supplier IPWireless Inc. for $25 million in cash and $75 million in stock. The ultimate purchase price could increase to $235 million by 2010 if IPWireless manages to achieve "certain revenue milestones," although NextWave did not...

Alcatel-Lucent to build 700 MHz EV-DO Rev. A network for Washington public safety

In a significant move in the widening debate over interoperable public-safety communications, Alcatel-Lucent announced it won a contract worth up to $110 million to build a CDMA2000 1x EV-DO Revision A network in the 700 MHz band covering the nation's capital, including the White...

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...

After six months, FCC puts Cyren Call plan out for comment

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...

3G Americas promotes GSM as public-safety solution

WASHINGTON-GSM proponents including 3G Americas and Cingular Wireless L.L.C. joined the 700 MHz public-safety craze with a technology demonstration aimed at convincing police, firefighters and others to use the GSM family of technology for their wireless communication needs. "The development of mobile broadband wireless...

Profiting off public safety

It looks like everybody and their mother is courting the public-safety market. Thanks to the wonders of digital TV, there's now a bunch of extra spectrum at 700 MHz, a valuable band due to its propagation characteristics. Congress agreed to give 24 megahertz of...

3G Americas promotes GSM to public safety

WASHINGTON—GSM proponents including 3G Americas and Cingular Wireless L.L.C. joined the 700 MHz public-safety craze with a technology demonstration aimed at convincing police, firefighters and others to use the GSM family of technology for their wireless communication needs. "The development of mobile broadband wireless...

Vendors eye ‘belle of the ball’ Sprint Nextel at WiMAX World

BOSTON-There is nothing like a few billion dollars up for grabs to get a trade show buzzing as was the case for this year's WiMAX World Conference & Exposition. Weeks after Sprint Nextel Corp. announced plans to deploy a nationwide WiMAX network using its...

.20 working group officers dismissed after in-fighting about standard

The IEEE standards association announced a leadership shake-up in its troubled 802.20 working group, which is supposed to get the work on a mobile wireless broadband access standard back on track. All of the officers of the working group will be replaced "in an...

WiMAX pick nets losers, winners and hopefuls

While the long-term vendor ramifications of Sprint Nextel Corp.'s plan to deploy a WiMAX network remain uncertain, it's clear that the early winners are Intel Corp., Motorola Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.-while the biggest losers are Qualcomm Inc. and its Flarion Technologies Inc.-developed...

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