Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

November 12, 2009

Premium Lock Regulators OK Avaya’s $900M Nortel enterprise business unit buy

Nortel's breakup continues Most of Nortel’s remaining employees in RTP work for enterprise business unit. The deal is expected to close in December.

Updated November 11, 2009

Premium Lock Report: Nortel extends deadline for optical network unit bidding

Nortel seeks more bidders Latest auction of bankrupt telecommunication gear maker’s assets is set for Friday. Maryland-based Ciena is current front-runner.

Updated November 9, 2009

Premium Lock Smart phone shipments reach record level in third quarter

Smart phone shipments defy recession The global smart phone market set a record for shipments in the third quarter as it continues to weather the economic turmoil, according to research firm IDC.

Updated October 30, 2009

Premium Lock Next iPhone threat: Droid from Motorola on Verizon network, backed by Google

Verizon Wireless points out the Droid has features Apple Inc.'s iPhone lacks, such as a physical keyboard and the ability to run several applications at once.

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Updated October 30, 2009

Premium Lock Google Voice blocks fewer than 100 numbers, search giant tells FCC

Google Voice The tussle over Google Voice is part of a larger battle over a push at the FCC to develop "network neutrality" rules, which would prohibit phone and cable companies from favoring or discriminating against Internet traffic flowing over their broadband networks.

October 27, 2009

Premium Lock Now hear this – Google offers voice mail for mobile phones

Google goes mobile with Voice In its latest bid to become a bigger player in telecommunications, the Internet search leader is giving people a chance to send calls to their cell phones into a free voice mail service unveiled earlier this year called Google Voice.

October 26, 2009

Premium Lock FairPoint Communications files for bankruptcy

FairPoint Provider of local telecommunications services, its stock trading at 37 cents, is under pressure to improve service performance in New England.

October 26, 2009

Premium Lock Sprint, Clearwire plan November 4G wireless rollout for Triangle, Triad, Charlotte

Sprint, Clearwire team for 4G N.C. will be a battleground for emerging mobile broadband services. Time Warner and AT&T also are targeting Tar Heel state markets.

Updated October 22, 2009

Premium Lock iPhone sales drive AT&T earnings above Street expectations

AT&T Nation's largest telecommunications and related services provider adds 2 million wireless subscribers in third quarter - 500,000 more than expected.

October 16, 2009

Premium Lock Losses mount at Sony Ericsson, but joint venture arranges new financing

A Sony Ericsson phone Mobile phone shipments dive 45% from a year ago. Business focused on mobile phones maintains its U.S. headquarters in RTP where hundreds of jobs have been cut and a new CEO recently took over.

Updated October 14, 2009

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable to offer 4G wireless data service

Time Warner Cable Road Runner Mobile will debut in Triangle, Charlotte and Triad markets on Dec. 1, offering download speeds at up to six gigabytes per second. North Carolina markets are first in planned nationwide offering. TWC also will offer device for mobile WiFi access that supports several devices, such as game systems.

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