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AWS fails to sell Rogers Wireless stake

TORONTO-AT&T Wireless Services Inc. neglected to sell its 34-percent stake in Rogers Wireless Communications Inc. by Sunday night's deadline.AWS earlier declined to accept a $1.15 billion bid from the Canadian wireless company's parent Rogers Communications Inc. for the stake. Rogers Communications retains rights of...

Rogers Wireless selects LightSurf's picture messaging software

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.-Canadian carrier Rogers Wireless announced it will use picture messaging software from LightSurf Technologies Inc. Canada's Bell Mobility and U.S. wireless carrier Sprint PCS also use LightSurf software."We are thrilled to advance our leadership position in outsourced MMSC solutions with partners like...

AT&T Wireless considers selling Rogers stake

TORONTO-Canadian telecommunications provider Rogers Communications Inc. said it received a notice from AT&T Wireless Services Inc. on its intent to "explore options to monitize its stake" in Rogers Wireless Communications Inc., which currently consists of 48.6 million class A multiple voting shares and class...

S&P rates Rogers post AWS announcement

NEW YORK-Following its announcement that stakeholder AT&T Wireless Services Inc. said it planned to explore options for its interest in Rogers Wireless Inc., Standard & Poor's Ratings Services placed a 'BB+' long-term corporate credit rating and CreditWatch with negative implications on Canadian telecommunications provider...

AT&T Wireless considers selling Rogers Wireless stake

Canadian telecommunications provider Rogers Communications Inc. said it received a notice from AT&T Wireless Services Inc. on its intent to "explore options to monitize its stake" in Rogers Wireless Communications Inc., which currently consists of 48.6 million class A multiple voting shares and class...

AT&T Wireless, Rogers launch cross-border program

REDMOND, Wash.-AT&T Wireless Services Inc. and Canadian operator Rogers Wireless Communications Inc., which operates as Rogers AT&T Wireless, launched a cross-border North American Corporate Digital Advantage program designed to provide businesses that are customers of both carriers with seamless access to ordering wireless services...

Rogers names Chesham president of Ontario region

TORONTO-Rogers Wireless Inc. named Joseph Chesham president of the carrier's Ontario region where he will be responsible for all sales, distribution, service and regional marketing activities.

Rogers Wireless appoints eastern region president

TORONTO-Canadian wireless operator Rogers Wireless Inc. appointed Jean Laporte president of its Eastern Region where he will be responsible for all sales, distribution, customer service and local marketing activities across Quebec and Atlantic Canada.Laporte was national vice president of sales for Microcell Solutions' Fido...

Ericsson Canada, Rogers AT&T Wireless renew contract

TORONTO-Ericsson Canada Inc. said it had renewed an agreement with Rogers AT&T Wireless Inc. to provide network equipment for the carrier's GSM and TDMA networks.The three-year deal includes Ericsson's Mini-Link microwave product, the rollout of 850 MHz GSM/GPRS capability, EDGE enhancements to the network...

Intel, Microsoft chiefs talk wireless

LAS VEGAS-Known as the two-headed monster of the personal computing industry by the nickname Wintel, the heads of Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp. made special mention of the importance wireless technology will play in the future of consumer electronics during their respective keynote speeches...

Rogers Wireless Communications reports profit

TORONTO-Rogers Wireless Communications reported its fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit operating profit, with a 31-percent increase to C$158.2 million (US$100.6 million) from C$123.8 million (US$78.8 million) a year earlier.The strong results for the third quarter prompted Rogers Wireless to increase its operating profit guidance...

Rogers announces ICQ messaging, 4Q subscriber numbers

TORONTO—Rogers AT&T Wireless has become the first wireless carrier in Canada to offer ICQ two-way short message service (SMS) messaging on its network. The deal with America Online, which owns ICQ, lets users of Rogers' services communicate with ICQ's 120 million worldwide subscribers. Financial...

GoAmerica to provide wireless Internet service for Rogers AT&T customers

HACKENSACK, N.J.—GoAmerica Inc. will provide wireless Internet service to all of Canadian wireless carrier Rogers AT&T Wireless's GSM/GPRS subscribers, a move that greatly expands the relationship between the two companies and marks GoAmerica's first move into 2.5-generation network technology.Rogers AT&T, which this summer completed...

Rogers Wireless votes no on transaction

TORONTO—Rogers Wireless Communications Inc. shareholders have voted not to approve a transaction in which Rogers Communications Inc. would acquire all outstanding class B restricted public voting shares of RWCI, proposed in June."We believe that this proposal represented a fair value and significant opportunity for...

Canadian carriers face slump

TORONTO-Canadian wireless carriers are bracing for tougher times as they gear up for faster 2.5-generation (2.5G) services. The four national carriers-Bell Mobility, Microcell, Rogers AT&T Wireless and Telus Mobility-posted disappointing second-quarter results, reflecting the overall slowdown in the market."Canadian pricing is even more competitive...

Corrections

Rogers Wireless Inc.'s ownership was incorrectly stated in the story "Rogers aims to take company back to private status" in the June 18 edition of RCR Wireless News. JV II, a 50: 50 joint venture between AT&T Wireless and British Telecom, is a minority owner...

Rogers aims to take company back to private status

NEW YORK-Bucking the spin-off and tracking stock trend among telecommunications companies, Rogers Communications Inc., Toronto, plans to take Rogers Wireless Communications Inc. private by buying back the 48-percent stake that is now publicly traded as Class B restricted voting shares.Rogers Wireless, which is Canada's...

TELESYSTEM ISSUE TO FINANCE OVERSEAS WIRELESS VENTURES

NEW YORK-Telesystem International Wireless Inc., Montreal, was expected to place privately last week a 10-year note issue of about $150 million to help finance its overseas ventures in cellular telephony, specialized mobile radio and paging.Part of the proceeds also will be used toward Telesystem's...

AT&T AND NORTHERN CANADIAN NEIGHBOR CANTEL ANNOUNCE ALLIANCE

Rogers Cantel Mobile Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp.'s AT&T Canada Inc. subsidiary announced a long-term alliance that licenses Cantel to use the AT&T brand name and includes a marketing and technology agreement between Cantel and AT&T Wireless Services Inc.The partnership involves no equity, said...

CANADIAN OPERATOR DEVELOPS WORLDWIDE ROAMING NETWORK

TORONTO-Rogers Cantel Mobile Communications Inc. has developed a system that will allow subscribers to roam all over the world with a special cellular phone.Customers buy or rent a Worldwide phone and are issued a Subscriber Identity Module card to go with it.Users turn off...

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