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posted in October 2007
Ali Tabassi says the company is continuing its rollout without interruption in spite of the fact that Sprint recently lost its chief executive.
A seven-person management committee reporting to chief executive Patricia Russo has replaced a cumbersome 21-person committee.
A recent J. D. Power study ranks the search engine compilation site highest in customer satisfaction.
Platinum Equity will pay $1.02 a share in cash, a 59% premium over the closing price of Covad's shares last Friday.
The joint operation with Vodafone recorded $11.3 billion in revenue with a total of 63.7 million customers in its third quarter.
The 3 Skypephone will cost about $100 and be available in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Macau, Sweden, and the U.K.
Perennial reports of the phantom 'AppleBerry' from Research In Motion and a Google phone aren't likely to come to fruition at next week's VON show.
Verizon's challenge to the FCC hasn't been entirely relegated to the dustbin, however, as mobile phone association CTIA has filed a similar appeal.
The VoIP software provider's litigation with AT&T is its only remaining major intellectual property dispute.
The Smart Antenna RF Test Alliance looks to promote beamforming, which can increase the power in the direction the signal is to be sent.
Despite a 94% year-over-year decline in net income, investors seem to agree with the company's rosy outlook for the end of the year.
The XO, originally planned for Nov. 12, will arrive too late to catch much of the holiday season when charity giving is at its height.
The Gobi chips are certified to operate on CDMA2000, UMTS, and HSPA networks worldwide.
The Baseline Switch and Office Connect Managed Gigabit PoE products feature auto-voice VLAN, which automatically detects and connects any standards-based IP phone.
The ex-Qwest chief executive maintains his firm had been denied a contract with the National Security Agency, supporting earlier claims.
Navini's Ripwave MX product line includes modems, base stations, antenna arrays, and element management systems that operate across a wide range of spectrums.
Viecore has focused its business on deploying contact center solutions for large enterprises, particularly in vertical markets including financial services and health care.
The investment, announced at the 2007 WiMax Forum, includes a new WiMax application lab.
The telecommunications company's suit is the latest in a string of patent infringement cases against the VoIP firm.
The football team maintains it has the right to regulate the resale of its tickets under Massachusetts law.
Paul Saleh moves quickly to keep his company at the forefront of metro-area wireless installations while keeping employee morale high.
Atlassian Software Systems and NewsGator Technologies are adding social networking capabilities to Microsoft's business collaboration software suite.
Most of the outsourced services are carried out onshore, with just an estimated 5% using offshore outsourcing operations, according to an AMI Partners report.
Nokia said net profits jumped 85% to $2.21 billion.
In a marriage made in cyberspace if not in heaven, MySpaceIM with Skype will allow users of both services to call and IM each other at will.
The PC card is designed to enable consumers to wirelessly use the Internet at broadband speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps.
The deal immediately catapulted Acer ahead of Lenovo as the third largest PC company in the world.
Of AOL's total workforce of 10,000, around 1,200 in the United States will lose their jobs; most of those are based in the Washington, D.C., area.
When Sprint and Nextel merged, the executive offices were moved to Virginia, but with CEO Forsee's departure, many are lobbying to bring them back to Kansas.
In a court appeal, ex-Qwest executive Joseph P. Nacchio says the company was in line to get lucrative NSA work, but was rejected after Qwest raised questions about the legality of some of the agency's work.
The deal will help Discovery -- which owns more than 100 global networks, including its flagship Discovery Channel -- market its huge video library over the Internet.
Some 700 alumni stage a reunion in Minneapolis to honor the company that helped bring supercomputing and hard drive technology to the mainstream.
Bain Capital Partners and 3Com said the U.S. government has been notified that Huawei won't have any operational control in a new company established last month.
Negotiations have been underway for several weeks, and the basic agreement on the acquisition that was announced this week indicates the two companies are closer to making a deal.
A Tufts University team wants to expand on technology that uses near-infrared spectroscopy sensors to measure the brain's emotional state.
Niklas Zennstrom reveals Skype's growth trajectory was probably "front-loaded," but the company nevertheless was growing at a satisfactory rate before he left.
Credit-rating service Fitch says it's concerned about Sprint's lagging effort to switch subscribers from Nextel's iDEN network to its CDMA network and the cost of deploying WiMax.
The bundled hardware and software is also expected to leverage HP's strategic alliances with Cisco Systems and Microsoft.
In advance of the January auction, AT&T jumps the gun by announcing it will pick up a part of the spectrum from Aloha Partners.
Alcatel-Lucent says it has landed more WiMax contracts than any other vendor -- 15 commercial contracts and more than 70 pilots.
Velocity 6.0 seeks to promote collaboration by combining enterprise search with Web 2.0 applications like virtual folders, tagging, and content mashups.
Consumers walking around a Wi-Fi intensive area are likely to light up like ambulating Geiger counters.
The ambitious M-Taiwan project plans to cover Taipei County's two largest cities, Jhonghe and Banciao, with WiMax, Wi-Fi, and 3G technologies.
Xanadoo Wireless High-Speed Internet has more than 12,000 subscribers using the service in Texas. Razzolink has begun establishing WiMax service in the Salinas Valley in California.
Gary Forsee, chief executive of Sprint Nextel, appears to be on his way out as the company's board has launched a recruiting effort to find an experienced telecom executive to replace him.
A deal to own 51% of iBasis places the company in the ranks of the top four international long distance providers.
The combined company's goal is to meet growing global demand for unified wireless and wireless expense management.
More than 200 Hughes HN terminals have been set up in the communities where lack of serviceable roads makes school attendance next to impossible.
The board also said it will review a management plan during its next scheduled board meeting on Oct. 30.
UPS believes it has an answer to many international shipping problems: electronic paperless invoices and a companion electronic returns service.
A study of 902 cell phone user-drivers in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York by Harris Interactive found that just 14% use hands-free gear while driving.
Huawei negotiates 16.5 % of Bain's purchase of 3Com, but denies any plans to use its investment to enter the U.S. marketplace.
The mobile handset maker expects its purchase of the electronic mapping company to accelerate its expansion into location-based Internet services.
Niklas Zennstrom, who has also been working on his Joost Internet TV startup in recent months, will become nonexecutive chairman of Skype's board of directors.
Interwise's services let users treat voice, Web, and videoconferencing like e-mail, producing an easy-to-use and inexpensive system.