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Phoenix Childrens Hospital: Inbuilding with DAS

PHOENIX – As Arizona grows, the Phoenix Children's Hospital must follow suit, and this includes the wireless networks needed to run in its health care facilities. Three years ago, the hospital started a $538 million expansion to transform the center into a pediatric medical campus...

CEO Insight Series: Roger Linquist of MetroPCS

Editor's Note: This is the first in a new series by RCR Wireless News that will seek to interview C-level executives from around the world to gain insight into their challenges and successes. To nominate someone for the series, please e-mail Tracy Ford [email protected]

Capital Markets: BlackBerry Partners focuses on mobile; AT&T buys inCompass assets; and more

The co-managers of BlackBerry Partners Fund announced they have merged their investment teams to focus exclusively on mobile venture capital investment opportunities under the BlackBerry Partners Fund brand. The fund was founded in 2008 with capital commitments from Research In Motion, Thomson Reuters and...

Movers and Shakers: USA Mobility announces exec changes; Carey named CEO of NeoNova; and more

USA Mobility Inc. announced several executive management changes. The company said Shawn E. Endsley has been promoted to chief financial officer to replace Thomas L. Schilling, who is leaving the company. Previously, Endsley was the company’s controller. MyLe Chang, who previously was senior...

Capital Markets: Accedian raises $19.5M; quarterly earnings; and more

Accedian Networks, which provides service assurance solutions said it secured $19.5 million in a new round of funding. The round was led by Summit Partners and included participation from Rho Ventures and Skypoint Capital. The funds will be used to accelerate the company's commercial...

CEO Compensation: No. 11 through 20

Editor's Note: Following are the top-paid CEOs of U.S.-based companies in the wireless industry. Last week, RCR Wireless News ran the list of the top 10 highest paid wireless executives. This week we are featuring No. 11- 20. Some caveats apply: private companies...

Backup power report delay could be good for industry: Cost concerns remain a barrier

THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S DELAY in ruling on backup power reporting requirements mandated by the Federal Communications Commission could suggest it sees merit in mobile phone industry arguments that compliance obligations imposed on carriers and accompanying costs are far greater than what telecom regulators projected....

Court in holding pattern on challenge to FCC’s backup power rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today said it will not rule on wireless providers' challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's backup power rule until Bush administration budget officials complete their review of controversial guidelines designed to respond to...

Backup power ruling remains in limbo: Questions linger over court jurisdiction

A dispute has erupted over whether a federal appeals court should delay ruling on the wireless industry's challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's backup power rule until Bush administration budget officials complete their review of controversial guidelines designed to respond to communications failures from...

Appeals court questions FCC’s authority on backup power rule

The Federal Communications Commission could be forced to back off the backup power rule. Two members of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit voiced serious doubts about whether the FCC had authority to mandate...

Power Struggle: Industry challenges FCC’s emergency backup power rule

The Federal Communications Commission is facing a gathering legal storm over its emergency back-up power rule, with the mobile-phone industry asking a federal appeals court to put its legal challenge on a fast track and Sprint Nextel Corp. seeking to stay the effective date...

Arcadian launches wireless data network for utility monitoring

NEW YORK—Arcadian Networks Inc. announced an ambitious plan to offer a broadband wireless data network in the 700 MHz range that will allow oil, gas and other utilities companies to monitor and manage their equipment. Arcadian’s service is available in 23 states comprising more...

Paging firm posts 3Q income of 1 cent per share

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-USA Mobility Inc., the one-year-old messaging company formed by the merger of Arch Wireless Inc. and Metrocall Holdings Inc., reported third-quarter financials and declared a special dividend of $1.50 per share that will be payable next month.Revenue for the third quarter came in...

Global Signal, USA Mobility ink master tower-siting deal

SARASOTA, Fla.-Global Signal Inc. signed long-term master antenna site leases with USA Mobility Inc., opening the door for USA Mobility to lease space on sites owned or leased by Global Signal. Global Signal was negotiating a new lease with USA Mobility for the sites...

Global Signal, USA Mobility ink tower-siting deal

Global Signal Inc. signed long-term master antenna site leases with USA Mobility Inc., opening the door for USA Mobility to lease space on sites owned or leased by Global Signal. Global Signal was negotiating a new lease with USA Mobility for the sites under...

Paging company to resell Sprint service

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-Paging company USA Mobility Inc. announced it will resell Sprint Corp. wireless service and phones to business customers. USA Mobility currently counts around 5 million paging subscribers and sells service from Nextel Communications Inc.Specifically, USA Mobility said it will sell Palm Inc.'s Treo...

RCC elects Continenza, Leduc to board

ALEXANDRIA, Minn.-Rural Cellular Corp. elected two new members to its board of directors.James V. Continenza and Jacques Leduc were elected to the board at the company's 2005 annual shareholders meeting by holders of the company's 11.375-percent senior exchangeable preferred stock.Continenza most recently was president,...

Symbian, USA Mobility announce executive changes

LONDON-Operating system company Symbian Ltd. announced David Levin, the company's chief executive officer, will leave the post at the end of March. Levin will then head United Business Media plc, a public company involved in professional media, news distribution and market research. Levin has...

Paging firms close merger, become USA Mobility

WASHINGTON-The $275 million paging merger of No. 1 Arch Wireless Inc. and No. 2 Metrocall Holdings Inc. has closed, following favorable U.S. review of a deal that drew no opposition and little attention. The new entity-USA Mobility Inc.-will be based in Alexandria, Va., home...

Paging companies close merger, become USA Mobility

WASHINGTON-The $275 million paging merger of No. 1 Arch Wireless Inc. and No. 2 Metrocall Holdings Inc. has closed, following favorable U.S. review of a deal that drew no opposition and little attention. The new entity-USA Mobility Inc.-will be based in Alexandria, Va., home to...

Metrocall, Arch Wireless merger expected to close next week

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-Metrocall Holdings Inc. and Arch Wireless Inc. said their respective shareholders have approved the companies' plan to merge. In addition, the companies received approvals from the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. The agreement calls for Metrocall and Arch to merge,...

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