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Archive for May, 2004

Email as the Wireless Trojan Horse?

US consulting firm Meta Group released a new study that predicts that wireless data use in enterprises will flower in the next several years, driven mainly by the wide deployment of the original killer application: wireless email. According to the company 50% of corporations will have deployed wireless email within two or three years; that […]

Hutchison’s 3G Subscriber Base Picks Up

Hutchison Whampoa said it has doubled its weekly new subscriber rate during the past two months and now has 1.73M users under contract, mostly in the UK and Italy. The company reported slightly over 1M subscribers at the end of March and said it is adding 77K new contracts per week compared with 37.8K weekly […]

Quote of the Day

“There’s only one thing worse than a man who doesn’t have strong likes and dislikes, and that’s a man who has strong likes and dislikes without the courage to voice them.” – Tony Randall (1920-2004)

Cometa Flashes Across the Heavens

That brief flash you saw was Cometa Networks, the WiFi hotspot wholesaler backed by Intel, IBM, and AT&T. The company appeared in December 2002 with an aggressive goal of installing 20K hotspots by 2005; the company’s business plan was to sell its services to ISPs and other telecom carriers. The company rolled out fewer than […]

A Pair of Announcements at RIM Symposium

RIM made a couple of low-key announcements during its business symposium in Chicago yesterday. First, the company said it is adding key asset control and security features to version 4 of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server, scheduled to ship later this year. RIM said the new version will simplify deployment in large organizations and will handle […]

Oxford Trip II

I can assure you that driving a rented Econoline 150 back and forth between Bethesda and Oxford is significantly less fun that driving my Tahoe. The E150, while perfectly serviceable, is noisy, handles terribly and has atrocious visibility. The good news is that at least it had a decent radio and was air conditioned. It […]

AT&T To Reenter Cellular Business as MVNO

AT&T said it will reenter the US cellular market once the deal between AT&T Wireless and Cingular is closed. AT&T will resell Sprint’s CDMA network under the AT&T Wireless brand which it will retain after Cingular acquires the existing network and customer base of AT&T Wireless. The terms of the agreement between AT&T and Sprint […]

AT&T To Reenter Cellular Business as MVNO

AT&T said it will reenter the US cellular market once the deal between AT&T Wireless and Cingular is closed. AT&T will resell Sprint’s CDMA network under the AT&T Wireless brand which it will retain after Cingular acquires the existing network and customer base of AT&T Wireless. The terms of the agreement between AT&T and Sprint […]

AT&T To Reenter Cellular Business as MVNO

AT&T said it will reenter the US cellular market once the deal between AT&T Wireless and Cingular is closed. AT&T will resell Sprint’s CDMA network under the AT&T Wireless brand which it will retain after Cingular acquires the existing network and customer base of AT&T Wireless. The terms of the agreement between AT&T and Sprint […]

No Real Surprise in Sweden

The Swedish telecom ministry has announced that none of the four UMTS spectrum licensees has met the coverage requirements of their license, but instead of imposing sanctions the PTS has extended the deadline. The licensees were to have offered over 90% coverage by the end of 2003 but now offer between 65% and 75% coverage. […]