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#TBT: Sing along to Sprint Radio; readying for MediaFLO; here comes 802.11n … this week in 2006

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Tune in to...

#TBT: Verizon tunes in to mobile TV; Trials of the handset kings; Precursor plans to FirstNet … this week in 2007

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Verizon launches its...

#TBT: MVNO madness (Voce! Helio!); the Razr’s cool factor; MediaFLO abroad … this week in 2006

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Moto makes bank...

Verizon Wireless demonstrates LTE Multicast service at Super Bowl

Updated with comment from Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless used this weekend’s Super Bowl as the test bed for its LTE Multicast service that is based on the LTE Broadcast standard for one-way streaming of video content. The test was part of the carrier’s Power House...

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...

@CES: Daringly optimistic outlook for Mobile DTV on display

LAS VEGAS — It's been a long time coming, but at this year's CES many more are willing to say mobile digital television is here and will be ready for consumers in 2010. The Open Mobile Video Coalition, which is comprised of 29 members...

The RCR Ecosystem An Overview

The converging telecom and IT space is set to become a $5 trillion global business, fueled by relentless demand from individuals and businesses to be able to access information across any device at any time. The wireless/telecom/media/IT sector is growing two to five...

Digital TV transition to be delayed until June 12: Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility forced to delay 700 MHz buildout plans

Congress approved legislation to postpone the digital TV transition from Feb. 17 to June 12, capping a fiercely-partisan House debate today that forces wireless carriers to wait another four months to get 700 MHz licenses they paid nearly $20 billion to acquire in a...

DTV delay to impact access to 700 MHz licenses: Spectrum tie-up could impact LTE, FLO deployments

The wireless industry suddenly faces a delay of its own, with digital TV legislation likely headed to the White House soon that will force wireless carriers to wait about four months longer to access 700 MHz spectrum licenses purchased for nearly $20 billion from...

DTV delay stymied, for now

While House Republicans managed to initially stifle House approval of a bill to delay the digital TV transition from Feb. 17 to June 12, Democrats who control Congress are pursuing a new strategy likely to result in passage next week of Obama-administration-backed legislation that...

Qualcomm revenue, income plunges sequentially: Year-on-year revenue flat, income down for chip maker

Fiscal first-quarter revenue for Qualcomm Inc. reached $2.52 billion, up 3% year-on-year - the high-end of the company's prior guidance - and net income reached $341 million, down 56% from the year-ago quarter. One reason for the fall in income: losses in the chipmaker's...

DTV delay likely without wireless, public-safety concessions

Congress is poised to approve legislation postponing the digital TV transition from Feb. 17 to June 12, with the public safety and mobile-phone sectors unable to win many concessions they sought. The Senate last night approved the DTV delay bill after satisfying Republican concerns....

Senate committee exempts public safety from DTV delay, but Qualcomm remains snubbed: MediaFLO launches contingent on DTV switch-over

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) said a compromise reached on a bill to delay the digital TV transition to June 12 includes a carve-out for first responders, setting the stage for a floor vote and possibly full congressional passage next week. "This...

Worst of the Week: Predictions for 2009

Hello! And welcome to a special edition of our Thursday column, Worst of the Week. As 2008 draws to a close and we take stock of all the changes that have happened in the wireless industry, we can't help but wonder how things will...

Mobile TV suffers from lack of on-demand programming

Mobile TV has a lot of things going for it: a ton of hype, an eye-catching wow factor and, in one case, an $800 million dedicated network. But it doesn't have viewers. And that isn't going to change anytime soon.U.S. adoption of wireless TV...

TV broadcasters begin testing rival mobile TV technology: Offering to go up against MediaFLO, cellular-based services

It seems all the pieces are in place for traditional television broadcasters to tap the perennially hyped mobile video space. Well, all the pieces except the business models, anyway.An association representing more than 800 U.S. TV stations this week will announce successful broadcast trials...

VIDEO: Economic uncertainty could weigh down mobile ad experimentation : MMA updates marketing guidelines, prepares for annual event

Wondering whether the ripples from the Wall Street implosion will rock the wireless world? They already are, according to Laura Marriott., outgoing president of the Mobile Marketing Association.; MMA; mms; Mobile Markeing Assocition; Mobile Marketing Forum; Wondering...

25 YEARS: Mobile content history scores lots of hits and misses

Editor's Note: Welcome to our coverage of 25 years in wireless. RCR Wireless News is celebrating with a package of stories detailing the advances of the past three decades. For full coverage please visit RCRWireless.com/25years.The history of mobile data teems with unrestrained hyperbole and...

Reconnecting music with mobile

San Francisco - Full-track downloads are spinning their wheels and subscription services are falling on deaf ears. So Nokia Corp. and its music-industry partners are hoping music lovers will shell out for devices that come with music.The Finnish manufacturer-cum-Internet services provider last week offered...

VIDEO: Industry aims to reconnect music with mobile

SAN FRANCISCO -- Full-track downloads are spinning their wheels and subscription services are falling on deaf ears. So Nokia Corp. and its music-industry partners are hoping music lovers will shell out for devices that come with music. The Finnish manufacturer-cum-Internet services provider last week...

No numbers (or medal awards yet) when it comes to mobile Olympics uptake

The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing were touted as a potential springboard for mobile video, an event that could help push the application beyond early adopters and gadget geeks and into the mainstream.So how'd it do? Nobody knows. Or, more accurately, anyone who does...

Analyst Angle: Counter-arguments for evaluating next-gen network rollout strategies: The glass is half empty

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.Over the next few years the three major mobile operators in North America will deploy...

Action heats up in white-spaces debate: Mobile players urge licensed approach to contested airwaves

Just as the Federal Communications Commission appears ready to settle the great white-spaces debate - one predominantly framed to date by a powerful broadcast lobby fearing costly disruption to digital signals from unlicensed devices and by equally muscular high-tech titans anxious to exploit prime...

Wireless, the DNC and all the news that’s fit to distribute

As you may know, this week's Democratic National Convention - right here in RCRWireless.com's beautiful, mile-high backyard - is very much a wireless affair.Barack Obama's campaign set a high bar for mobile with a much-publicized effort to notify supporters via text message of Sen....

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