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Dish picks Ceragon for 5G transport

Ceragon Networks said this week that DISH Wireless has picked its IP-50 platform to provide 5G transport services.

Make it so … – IoT innovation Episode 9

"Internet of Things" Innovation is often started with the CEO or board expecting to add an IoT "theme" to their business – often not aware what that means – and that their business leaders will just "make it so." During this episode, Chris Hare and Nicholas Napp recap...

Gobi heads to market, adds 2 more notebook makers : Qualcomm touts its embedded solution

When Qualcomm Inc. talks, people listen. So when Qualcomm recently announced that its "Gobi" embedded connectivity module had been certified by AT&T Mobility for the latter's network and that Hewlett-Packard Co. and Panasonic had signed on to include Gobi in some of their new...

What now for wireless?

Last week's upheaval in the financial markets certainly will impact the wireless industry, but in what ways and to what extent remains to be seen. Smaller startups may have a more difficult time getting credit or finding backers, and larger players may postpone some...

Bail, baby, bail!

The big take-away for wireless and other telecom-tech sectors in the wake of the latest Wall Street meltdown might mistakenly be this: By hook or crook, get as big as you can and implicate as many consumers (and their financial assets) to the greatest...

Advertising: Another dime in mobile music jukebox

Mobile music has been a one-hit wonder. But the big follow-up to the lucrative ringtone market may not be ringback tones, full-track downloads or any other single application. It may be advertising.Ringtone revenues in the United States will shrink in 2008, falling to $510...

Firms look to tame the wireless wild for enterprise

How much do we really know about our phones or - even more complex - our smartphones? We know they turn on, make calls and even connect to our work e-mail. The hard part usually comes when trying to organize the bill, trouble shoot...

Carrier partnership good business for The Wireless Zone

Editor's Note: In this monthly feature, RCR Wireless News talks to retailers across the country to get a first-hand view of what's hot in wireless.The Wireless Zone is a 20-year-old Verizon Wireless exclusive retailer. Originally named The Car Phone Store, (because 20 years ago,...

Tower industry remains open for business: Sprint Nextel sells 3,300 towers for $670M, SBA picks up competitors

The tower industry was busy last week with Sprint Nextel Corp. announcing the sale of 3,300 towers to TowerCo L.L.C. for $670 million and tower giant SBA acquiring a pair of smaller players. Sprint Nextel said the sale of its towers to TowerCo provides...

Search for the mobile masses: Mobile search set to explode as platform evolves

It's no secret that trying to find content or information on a mobile phone is a daunting task for most consumers.Carrier deck layers can seem like concentric circles of hell, wireless Web searches are often ill-suited for wireless devices, and the screen sizes of...

Wafer-thin mint?

I continue to be amazed by consumer infatuation with razor-thin cell phones. Motorola has sold what, 50 gazillion Razrs, and Samsung seems to be rolling out a new "thinnest" model every other week. As they say, "Thin is in."Industry research firm Current Analysis noted...

Rogers plans HSDPA launch

TORONTO-Rogers announced it launched Canada's first HSDPA network in the greater Toronto area and laid out plans to expand the network to the country's top 20 markets throughout next year. Along with voice services, the HSDPA network offers subscribers the ability to download data...

Copps slams FCC for ignoring bird-tower clashes: Agency to prove if towers are killing migratory birds

WASHINGTON-The Federal Communications Commission launched a rulemaking to determine whether rules are necessary to reduce the number of migratory bird collisions with cell-phone towers and other telecom antenna structures, setting the stage for a pitched battle between environmentalists and the tower industry. The FCC...

A glance inside the handset: keeping it simple

A mobile phone runs on the chips inside it, if an over-generalization may be permitted for simplicity's sake. And the basic functions of a basic phone rely on four types of chips: the power amplifier, the RF transceiver, the analog baseband and the digital...

Motorola on offensive against counterfeit handset accessories

Motorola Inc. reiterated its concern over a proliferation of counterfeit accessories, particularly Bluetooth headsets, purported to be made by Motorola and reaching consumers in the United States. Motorola warned that the counterfeits are cheap fakes, won't perform as advertised and cannot be serviced by...

Plaxo inks synch pact with Verizon Wireless

Digital networking company Plaxo Inc. stepped onto the wireless playground last week, inking a deal to allow Verizon Wireless subscribers to update contact information on their handsets over the air. The software developer unveiled Plaxo Mobile Plus, a service that takes information from popular...

What is a chip?

Silica is a chemical that, in its manufactured, crystalline form, is ideally suited for use as a semiconductor. A semiconductor, a device made of silica, partly conducts and partly insulates-thus its name-and is ideal for conveying electronic signals in a controllable manner. It is...

Helio plans more handsets for holidays

LOS ANGELES-Helio L.L.C., the self-proclaimed mobile virtual network operator for the young and hip, will launch additional handsets this year and next, according to Rick Heineman, the company's head of media relations. Heineman promised to give more details on the company's handsets soon. Helio...

Boost goes a little bit country

Boost Mobile L.L.C. is bringing its pay-as-you-go service to rural areas, after traditionally concentrating on urban strongholds. Boost, which is a division of Sprint Nextel Corp. and runs on the carrier's iDEN network, will begin to offer service in areas that were served by...

Court sides with FCC on reciprocal compensation: Ruling underscores trouble assessing telecom subsidies

WASHINGTON-A U.S. appeals court in St. Louis last week reaffirmed federal telecom rules governing how mobile-phone and rural telephone carriers are paid for carrying each other's traffic, a favorable wireless ruling on an aspect of highly convoluted and antiquated inter-carrier compensation and universal service...

Disney Mobile holiday promo: cheaper phones, free month of service

Disney Mobile is trying to lure customers to sign up for its service during the holiday season by lowering the cost of its handsets and offering a month of service for free, according to promotions on the mobile virtual network operator’s Web site.Disney Mobile...

InfoSpace kills direct-to-consumer content biz

InfoSpace Inc. reported a net loss for the third quarter and announced plans to halt investment in its direct-to-consumer content business, including its recently launched Moviso storefront. Instead, executives said, InfoSpace will refocus on bringing its success in online search into wireless. Shares of...

DEs: Rule changes justify throwing out auction results

WASHINGTON-Council Tree Communications Inc. and other parties challenging changes to small-business bidding rules again hammered away at the Federal Communications Commission, telling the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that procedural irregularities in crafting new guidelines and the dismal showing by designated entities in...

Wi-Fi scores victory at Boston airport: Continental can continue offering Wi-Fi in President’s Club lounge

WASHINGTON-The Federal Communications Commission said Continental Airlines Inc. can offer free Wi-Fi access at Boston-Logan International Airport, ruling the Massachusetts Port Authority's attempt to shut down the airline's wireless Internet service is pre-empted by federal regulations governing over-the-air reception devices (OTARD). Though the dispute...

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