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#TBT: Roam if you want to; Welcome to the Digital Age; e911 ramps up … this week in 1998

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! Words to live...

#TBT: Discussing the digital divide; TDMA vs. CDMA; early WAP skeptics … this week in 2000

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! Wireless will solve...

#TBT: Verizon formation begins; AT&T leads family focus … this week in 1999

Talks begin into what will eventually form Verizon, while AT&T and others tackle multiline accounts … 17 years ago this week Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past....

#TBT: Sprint for sale?; FCC overwhelmed by tech progress … this week in 1999

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! Reports link Deutsche...

Time Trippin’: EDGE in, WAP out; Leap losses its couch … 10 years ago this week

Editor’s Note: The RCR Wireless News Time Machine is a way to take advantage of our extensive history in covering the wireless space to fire up the DeLorean and take a trip back in time to re-visit some of the more interesting headlines from...

In 2015, 60% of phones will sport Internet

Another day another mobile web report, and this time it’s from ABI Research claiming that 60% of phones will be Internet enabled by 2015.

Motricity boosts deal with Verizon Wireless in run-up to IPO

Leading up to its initial public offering last month, which raised about $60 million, Motricity Inc. (MOTR) has successfully renewed its deal with Verizon Wireless (VZ), according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The agreement for WAP 2.0 hosting, which dates...

Analyst Angle: Mobile advertising gains traction around the globe

Editor's Note:This article is an excerpt from RCR Wireless News' March Special Edition, "The Perfect Storm – A Focus on Mobile Messaging, Marketing, Content and Apps." The 80-page special edition is now available at RCRWireless.com. In recent years, mobile advertising has gained good...

The downside of LTE expectations

Editor's Note: This originally appeared in RCR Wireless News' January Special Edition, Wireless Infrastructure: The Engine for Economic Recovery. Look for our March Special Edition coming soon.While the wireless industry should be excited about the possibilities that advanced generation network technologies will bring...

Analyst Angle: African mobile payment market: Opportunities, drivers, issues and future trends

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 past few years, mobile payment solutions have experienced strong adoption in emerging markets...

Reader Forum: 4G to the rescue; challenge for app stores

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Interop wins Cox contract

Cox Communications Inc. selected Interop Technologies to provide its messaging solutions, including its SMS Center 4 Series, Multimedia Messaging Center , WAP Gateway, and the hosted Common Short Code Gateway.Cox is quietly building out its wireless network and has publicly released little information about...

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...

RCR Rebounds

Yes, it is good to be back. Thanks for asking.OK so maybe technically you didn’t ask, but I’ll tell you just the same; it is good to be back. We’ve missed you.Even though the wireless industry has been one of America’s great success stories...

New .tel Internet suffix: As if things weren’t complicated enough already

The land rush is on for the new .tel domain. The question is, why?The U.K.-based firm Telnic is hoping to create a "phone book for the Internet" with the new top-level domain, providing a place where companies can join a global directory and allow...

Another dumb pipe column

For those watching the wireless industry over the past decade or so, the branding emphasis has always been squarely on the carrier. You purchased service from your carrier, you purchased phones from your carrier (in some cases carrier-branded phones), and you accessed your carrier's...

Q & A: Ray DeRenzo, MobiTV’s SVP of product, programming and marketing: An update with the company that counts 5M customers, $100M in VC funds

Wireless video services and trials are spinning their wheels all over the world, but MobiTV Inc. somehow continues to gain traction. The Emeryville, Calif.-based firm has parlayed $100-plus million in venture capital into an impressive, 5-million-strong subscriber base. We chatted with Ray DeRenzo, MobiTV's...

PAY TO PLAY: Mobile billing looks for direction

There's a very long list of companies with billing platforms that leave carriers out of the revenue stream. But even as operators grudgingly open up their networks, nobody seems to be making a lot of progress. Billing Revolution is the latest player to join...

Marketers push for Mobile Tuesday as the new Black Friday: McDonald’s, Finish Line, RedTag will try to stimulate post-Thanksgiving purchases

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become retail mainstays, but Mobile Tuesday?Recent economic woes have eliminated many marketers' ability to invest in emerging media. Still, aggressive mobile-marketing firms and major retailers are introducing programs meant to entice wary consumers this holiday season. One such...

Wap is dead

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Try searching the Internet for "WAP is dead" and you will see 328,000 matches. Scroll through...

Greystripe partners for India push

Ad-supported mobile game distributor Greystripe said it will expand its global footprint by partnering with India's largest online gaming company.The San Francisco-based firm is teaming with Zapak Digital Entertainment Ltd., a division of the giant Reliance ADA Group, to offer more than 900 free...

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...

Worst of the Week: Fourth-quarter bliss

Hello! And welcome to our Thursday column, Worst of the Week. There's a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCRWireless.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way....

On social networking business models

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.I have a good vantage point of the mobile social networking opportunity: The largest social networking providers,...

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