Concerns about potential GPS interference continue to haunt LightSquared Wireless, the Wall Street Journal reported today. In the latest news, the Defense Department and federal transportation officials have expressed concerns that LightSquared mobile broadband service, which operates on frequencies originally intended for satellite phones, could potentially interfere with military GPS devices, because LightSquared is proposing to operate on spectrum frequencies very close to those used by GPS services.
DragonWave Inc. is helping bring mobile services to under-served areas of the United States. The Canadian provider of high-capacity packet microwave solutions announced last week at CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Florida, multiple rural U.S. deployments.
Mobile transaction network provider mBlox last week at CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Florida, announced the launch of their secure text product for enterprises in both consumer goods and services and compliance-heavy industries.
The mBlox product enables firms in areas such as retail, financial services, and healthcare to send secure text messages that appear in a user's regular SMS inbox on their mobile device. Firms can set controls for time-defined expiration of text messages and can also use their own encryption controls to tailor privacy and security of transmission.
aisle411, the mobile retail navigation service that helps shoppers find what they are looking for and get rewarded for it, and Location Labs, provider of mobile location-as-a-service, yesterday announced that aisle411’s industry first retail navigation solution will integrate Geofencing, powered by the Location Labs’ Sparkle Platform to enable users to receive real-time alerts on available coupons and access to store navigation when approaching a store in the aisle411 system. aisle411 showcased its solution at CTIA Wireless Showstoppers in Orlando, Florida, last week.
MACH Insights is recognized in the industry as a leading conference in the mobile calendar. Providing in-depth coverage of roaming topics, the conference has now been extended to cover Interconnect, Mobile Messaging, and Direct Operator Billing. This year, the 3-day event will take place in Berlin, Germany, from 6th to 8th June and will focus on some of the hottest topics in the industry.
Interop Technologies yesterday announced it has broadened its powerful CDMA OTA provisioning solution to manage Removable User Identity Module (R-UIM) cards for CDMA2000 handsets. This new capability enables network operators to access elementary files on R-UIM cards to update Preferred Roaming Lists (PRLs), service programming codes, and text messaging services directly on the R-UIM cards of subscriber handsets. Interop Technologies provides core wireless solutions for messaging, device management, and connectivity gateways.
The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council today announced a major new thought leadership initiative to examine the extent and effects of a demanding new world of subscriber complexity and choice in today's communications services market. The new global program will profile and benchmark where and how companies are experiencing and addressing diverse needs, preferences, and behavior patterns across a multiplicity of device types, plans, and pricing options in the complex market for telecommunications, wireless, and digital media services.
appMobi, which provides integrated cloud-based tools and services for supporting large-scale developer communities, yesterday announced the addition of four mobile Web services to its comprehensive Platform as a Service (PaaS) mobile app ecosystem solution at the International CTIA Wireless 2001 conference in Orlando, Florida. Through its free cross-platform developer toolkit, the appMobi XDK, appMobi now provides mobile application and Web developers a comprehensive integrated set of hosted tools and services.
AT&T Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG announced Sunday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at approximately $39 billion. The agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. AT&T was unavailable for comment.
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