Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

December 21, 2009

Premium Lock Verizon defends higher smart phone contract termination costs

Verizon Wireless' Droid Phone In letter to FCC, company says the difference between what it pays manufacturers for phones and what it charges contract customers is more than twice as large for smart phones as it is for standard cell phones.

Updated December 18, 2009

Premium Lock BlackBerry maker RIM cashes in on record harvest of sales

BlackBerry More than 80% of the Canadian company's new subscribers were non-corporate customers, a sign of the BlackBerry's popularity among consumers amid intense competition from devices such as Apple’s iPhone, Palm’s Pre and Motorola's Droid.

December 17, 2009

Premium Lock More people, rich and poor, drop landlines for cell phones, CDC says

Cell phones replacing land lines Whether households are poor, near poor or not poor, the proportion with only cells has about doubled between the first half of 2006 and the first half of 2009, according to the most recent statistics available.

December 15, 2009

Premium Lock Android unlocked? Google aims at mobile device market with its ‘Nexus One’

Android to be unlocked on new Google device? The phone, manufactured by Taiwan's HTC Corp., wouldn't be tied to a specific carrier, unlike other devices using Google's mobile operating system, Android. The autonomy of a so-called ‘unlocked’ mobile phone could give consumers more freedom to select the carrier of their choice, although the unique technology running competing U.S. wireless networks will probably limit the options.

Updated December 11, 2009

Premium Lock FCC isn't protecting consumers from mobile carriers, government report charges

FCC Federal Communications Commission needs to ramp up oversight of the wireless industry and do a better job of enforcing consumer protection rules, says GAO report.

December 10, 2009

Premium Lock Top RTP Nortel executive Joel Hackney bolts for Avaya

Joel Hackney Top executive at Nortel’s campus in RTP takes a senior executive role at the company that is buying the business unit he leads. Most RTP employees work for the Enterprise group. Avaya is expected to close on that acquisition this month.

Updated December 9, 2009

Premium Lock Wireless data hogs, beware – AT&T is planning to rein in usage

AT&T to crack down on wireless data users AT&T also announces plans for major speed upgrades to its U-verse television and data network. U-verse now has 2 million customers, AT&T says.

Updated December 9, 2009

Premium Lock Analyst: Cisco 'practicing what they preach with results'

Cisco Wall Street analysts like what they hear from network gear maker at briefing in New York.

December 7, 2009

Premium Lock Many of Nortel’s RTP employees closer to getting new boss – Avaya

Nortel The New jersey-based telecommunications gear maker receives Canadian government approval for acquisition of Nortel’s enterprise business unit. Most Nortel RTP workers are part of that group. The acquisition is expected to close in December.

December 3, 2009

Premium Lock Analyst warns Nortel acquisition poses risks for Ciena

Ciena faces challenges with Nortel deal, analyst says Maryland-based telecommunications gear maker prevails in auction fight for Nortel’s optical and Ethernet business unit. But the deal will challenge Ciena management, says Jefferies analyst George Notter.

Updated December 3, 2009

Premium Lock Courts approve Nortel's business unit sale to Ciena for $769 million

Nortel Bankrupt telecommunications gear maker and Maryland-based Ciena prevail in a court fight against Nokia Siemens, which had submitted a higher bid on Tuesday.

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