Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

April 29, 2010

Premium Lock In his own words: Sprint’s CEO touts ‘prepaid’ growth in wireless sector

Sprint Dan Hesse: “Prepaid in terms of its percentage of the overall wireless industry is going to grow, so our turnaround is really focused on prepaid becoming a more and more important part of the company and doing better in that market.”

April 29, 2010

Premium Lock Android war: Microsoft signs deal with phone maker Apple is suing

Taiwan phone manufacturer HTC signs a licensing deal with Microsoft. Apple is suing HTC over patents, claiming infringement in hpones that utilize Google’s Android.

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Updated April 27, 2010

Premium Lock Tekelec promotes controller to chief financial officer

Tekelec Gregory Rush, a five-year veteran at the communications technology firm, replaces Bill Everett, who retired.

Updated April 27, 2010

Premium Lock Police seize Web editor’s computers, other gear in iPhone caper

A computer-crime task force gets involved in the next-generation iPhone that was left in a bar by an NCSU graduate who works for Apple. Web site Gizmodo paid $5,000 for the phone.

Gizmodo's editor Jason Chen (Gizmodo photo) Gizmodo's editor Jason Chen (Gizmodo photo)

April 25, 2010

Premium Lock Felony charges coming in next-generation iPhone case?

The loss, sale and posting of news about the iPhone left in a bar by an Apple engineer who is an NCSU graduate triggers criminal probe in California.

April 23, 2010

Premium Lock Report: Lenovo emerging as top contender to buy Palm

Palm's new Pre smartphone Reuters says the world’s No. 4 PC maker is “the leading candidate” to buy the smartphone maker. However, Web site ZDnet editor remains skeptical.

Updated April 22, 2010

Premium Lock CenturyTel, which operates in N.C., to buy Qwest for $10.6B

Qwest Qwest and CenturyTel hope the acquisition can make their combined company more competitive as a provider of telecommunications services to businesses and expand the reach of their broadband Internet service for consumers. It may also provide TV services over phone lines to compete more aggressively with cable.

Updated April 22, 2010

Premium Lock Verizon signals more layoffs coming; wireless sales slow

Verizon CFO John Killian tells analysts in conference calls that layoff pace could increase. "In the last couple of years we've reduced our wireline work force by about 13,000 per year and I said we'd do the same this year. I now actually think we have the ability to do more this year," he says.

Updated April 21, 2010

Premium Lock Bad sign for AT&T in earnings update: Fewer new contract customers

AT&T Number of new wireless customers plunges 43 percent from a year ago to 512,000. Analysts had expected 600,000 additions.

Updated April 20, 2010

Premium Lock Earnings preview: AT&T reportedly adds more than 600,000 customers

AT&T For the first time, the communications giant will break out subscriber figures for non-phone devices like e-readers and GPS units with wireless service. That category is expected to grow explosively.

Updated April 20, 2010

Premium Lock Apple’s new iPhone unveiled – There’s an NCSU connection

AOL, Gawker Media sites post photos, videos and details about what they say is the next version of the iPhone. Both sites say the phone was found in a bar. There’s an NCSU connection, too. Reportedly, an NCSU graduate lost the phone.

Updated April 19, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo looks to dial up more business in smartphone space

The world’s No. 4 PC maker is “doubling down” on mobile Internet growth, COO Rory Read says in Beijing. Interestingly, the screen of its new Lephone includes a four-leaf clover. Although lacking Google apps, it runs on Google Android OS.

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April 19, 2010

Premium Lock Earnings preview: Analysts on lookout for Apple iPhone deal

Apple earnings due Tuesday. (AP) Apple announces quarterly earnings on Tuesday, but buzz centers on another question: Will Apple add Verizon as an iPhone carrier?

April 13, 2010

Premium Lock Disabled Nortel workers in Canada want to top creditor list

Nortel Under Nortel's most recent agreement with employees, pensioners and former employees, long-term disability benefits will only continue until the end of the year.

Updated April 9, 2010

Premium Lock Mapping N.C. broadband’s future: The Center

This map outlines MCNC’s expansion plans for the North Carolina Research and Education Network in central North Carolina.

MCNC's plan for central N.C. MCNC's plan for central N.C.

Updated April 9, 2010

Premium Lock Mapping N.C.’s broadband future: The East

This map outlines MCNC’s expansion plans for the North Carolina Research and Education Network in eastern North Carolina.

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Updated April 9, 2010

Premium Lock Mapping N.C.’s broadband future: The West

This map outlines MCNC’s expansion plans for the North Carolina Research and Education Network in western North Carolina.

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Updated April 9, 2010

Premium Lock N.C.’s broadband future: Map lays out MCNC plan

With $24 million in financial support from Golden LEAF, MCNC is seeking a second round of federal funding to further expand its N.C. Research and Education Network. This map shows MCNC’s deployment plans if the additional funding is received.

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