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Sue Cardillo was named manager of public affairs at AT&T Wireless Services. Cardillo will be responsible for media relations, charitable giving, community relations and employee communications. She has 10 years experience in the public relations field, most recently as the senior media/community relations specialist...

FUJITSU EXPANDS CONTRACT FOR CDMA INFRASTRUCTURE

GENEVA-Qualcomm Inc. announced it has signed a worldwide, royalty-bearing infrastructure license agreement with Fujitsu Ltd. to use Qualcomm's Code Division Multiple Access technology.The multimillion dollar agreement follows the recent announcement Fujitsu signed with Qualcomm to be a CDMA subscriber equipment licensee. The additional license...

U S WEST REJECTS LOVE TRIANGLE WITH TURNER AND TIME WARNER

The recent scuffle between Time Warner Inc. and U S West Inc. over the former's proposed acquisition of Turner Broadcasting System Inc. may terminate yet another much-ballyhooed telecommunications partnership that couldn't survive changing industry conditions.On Sept. 22, U S West filed a lawsuit asking...

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AT&T Network Systems Inc. installed a digital wireless data communications system on Tele2000's wireless network in Lima, Peru. Tele2000 said it was the first to bring cellular telephone service to Peru. AT&T's Cellular Digital Packet Data system allows subscribers on the network to send...

MSS FIRMS SEEK NICHE MARKETS BECAUSE OF INTENSE COMPETITION

The success of wireless communications presents a double-edged blade for mobile satellite service. On one hand, the continued acceptance of wireless communications and the development of wider applications represents large potential demand. On the other hand, the growth of terrestrial cellular systems reduces the...

HUNDT REQUESTS PLAN TO HANDLE GSM PHONE, HEARING-AID ISSUE

WASHINGTON-Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt directed the wireless telecommunications industry to develop a plan by next week to address interference from European-designed digital pocket telephones to hearing aids.Hundt, according to sources, met last Monday with representatives from the Personal Communications Industry Association, the...

AT&T, MOTOROLA SHARE CONTRACT FOR PRIMECO’S $1 BILLION SYSTEM

PCS PrimeCo L.P. has chosen AT&T Network Systems Inc. and Motorola Inc. to be equipment manufacturers for its nationwide personal communications services network.AT&T and Motorola will split the contract equally, with Motorola primarily supplying radio transmitters and receivers. The total contract is valued at...

AMTRAK TRAIN FLEET TO USE 80 OMNITRACS DATA UNITS

SAN DIEGO- Qualcomm Inc. announced that Amtrak signed a contract to purchase 80 OmniTracs mobile satellite communications units. The systems will be used aboard about half of the rail company's diesel locomotive fleet.Qualcomm said the OmniTracs system will allow Amtrak to have two-way communications...

QUALCOMM AND SCT JOINTLY TEST TECHNOLOGY IN PCS BASE STATION

SAN DIEGO-Qualcomm Inc. and Superconducting Core Technologies Inc. have completed the first field test of a cryoelectronic base station receiver for personal communications services.The station is designed to enable higher system performance, which could allow carriers to deploy fewer cell sites in their PCS...

SOUTH KOREA READIES TO AWARD SINGLE LICENSE DESPITE POLITICS

Reversing an earlier stance, South Korea is trying to deter infighting among some of its industrial heavyweights by awarding a single personal communications services license to a consortium that includes everybody but gives control to nobody.In early August, the Korean Ministry of Information and...

EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO STUDY EFFECTS OF MSS ON COMPETITION

BRUSSELS-The European Commission is investigating three consortia building mobile satellite systems to guage the effect those global systems will have on future competition in European Union nations.Globalstar L.P., Iridium Inc. and Inmarsat-P have been asked by Karel Van Miert, EC commissioner in charge of...

SPRINT PCS GROUP ADOPTS CDMA TO ALLOW CABLE PLANT CONNECTION

Sprint Telecommunications Venture-which plans to operate next-generation mobile phone service across much of the nation-is keeping to its cable roots by selecting Code Division Multiple Access technology as the foundation for its network.The Sprint-cable TV consortium last month announced it would use CDMA technology...

COX ENDS THREE YEARS OF TESTING WITH CDMA CHOICE FOR NETWORK

Convergence shows its colors as cable TV provider Cox Communications Inc. charts its course into next-generation wireless telephony, underscored by its announcement last month of plans to use Code Division Multiple Access technology on its personal communications services networks.The company is a PCS pioneer's...

QUALCOMM’S SALMASI QUITS FIRM IN QUEST FOR PCS OPPORTUNITIES

A new company led by industry veteran Allen Salmasi is poised to bid in the entrepreneurial auction for personal communications services licenses, with plans to build a network based on Code Division Multiple Access technology.NextWave Telecom Inc. is headed by Salmasi, who recently resigned...

CUALCOMM AND COMARCO SIGN LECENSE AGREEMENT

SAN DIEGO-Qualcomm Inc. signed a license agreement allowing Comarco Wireless Technologies Inc. to manufacture and sell test equipment using Qualcomm's Code Division Multiple Access digital cellular technology.The worldwide, royalty-bearing license will allow Comarco to develop CDMA product extensions for its NES generation II and...

TESTING PACS IN CANADA USING HUGHES EQUIPMENT

TORONTO-Bell Mobility said Hughes Network Systems Inc. agreed to provide equipment for a test of Personal Access Communications technology in Toronto and Montreal.The Canadian operator is testing three proposed personal communications services technologies to prepare for the release of new spectrum at 2 GHz...

QUALCOMM PUSHES BUCK SCHEDULED DATES TO OFFER CDMA-BASED EQUIPMENT

SAN DIEGO-Qualcomm Inc. pushed back its previously announced mid-1995 availability schedule for Code Division Multiple Access technology-based equipment.Qualcomm said its cellular infrastructure equipment will be available during the last quarter of this year and in early 1996 for large-market deployment. The company's second-generation cell...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Following partnership agreements established last December, Northern Telecom Ltd. has issued its first purchase order, valued at $2 million, to Qualcomm Inc. for Code Division Multiple Access-based cellular and personal communications services infrastructure and subscriber equipment, Qualcomm said. Northern Telecom is supplying BC TEL...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Arch Communication Group Inc. said it has acquired Professiona Paging & Radio Inc., a privately owned paging business with operations in Florida, for $3 million in cash. PoePage's operations will become a part of Arch Southeast Communications Inc. TEh acquisition incresases Arch's total cousomer...

QUALCOMM INKS DEAL TO RESELL ORBCOMM MSS SERVICE

SAN DIEGO-Qualcomm Inc. said it agreement with Orbcomm US, an affiliate of Orbital Sciences Corp., giving Qualcomm the right to resell Orbcomm's new mobile satellite communication services with Qualcomm's OmniTracs trailer tracking and cargo monitoring applications.Orbcomm said it successfully launched its first two satellites...

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AirTouch Communications, a partner in Globalstar L.P. - one of three low-earth-orbit statellites recently licensed by the government is pursuing satellite-based mobile communications in Japan through a joint venture with Japanese trading company, Itochu Corp. AirTouch has globalstar service provider rights in several countries...

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TEKTRONIX BANKS ON 2 ALLIANCES TO PROVIDE PCS TEST EQUIPMENT

An Oregon test and measurement equipment company with international alliances is poised for what it hopes is a wave of demand from companies building personal communications services networks."Test equipment is an integral part of installing a PCS system. And we think testing will be...

GLOBALSTAR INITIAL OFFERING EXPECTS TO RAISE MILLIONS FOR LEO SATELLITE SYSTEM

NEW YORK-Globalstar Telecommunications Ltd. has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to make an initial public offering of 12 million shares of common stock, priced between $24 and $26 a share.Proceeds from the offering will be used to purchase a 25 percent general...

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