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Carriers Tire Of Playing Jeopardy With Allocation Of Phone Numbers

Carriers Tire Of Playing Jeopardy With Allocation Of Phone Numbers The FCC’s clock is ticking on its consideration of how telecom carriers can increase their efficiency in using telephone numbers, but states as well as consumers and carriers already hear the clock’s alarm. “We’re going to be at exhaust soon if some of the states […]

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Five carriers reaffirm commitment to build data-over-cellular network

Five carriers reaffirm commitment to build data-over-cellular network – joint venture among Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems, GTE Mobilnet, Ameritech Mobile Communications, Nynex, and Contel Consolidating their mobile-data research and development resources five cellular carriers are forming a business venture to explore and to test new wireless data communications technologies. Three of the five cellular operators, […]

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Mobile data: lead, follow or get out of the way – developments and forecasts in the mobile data arena

Mobile data: lead, follow or get out of the way – developments and forecasts in the mobile data arena – Industry Overview The evolution of a revolutionary service The mobile communications industry is positioning itself to enter the mobile data marketplace, a business expected to produce billions of dollars in revenues for operators by the […]

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Global outlook for U.S. equipment manufacturers: can U.S. manufacturers effectively compete?

Global outlook for U.S. equipment manufacturers: can U.S. manufacturers effectively compete? – cellular equipment Telecommunications remains a key economic development driver with telephone penetration and GDP growth going hand-in-hand. With approximately 4 billion people worldwide lacking access to plain old telephone service, one would think a boom equipment market exists for U.S. equipment manufacturers. However, […]

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Atlanta a prime example of the wireless industry’s future

Atlanta a prime example of the wireless industry’s future Mike Maynard As the wireless industry gets ready to gather in Atlanta for Wireless 198, attendees will be seeing, discussing, and in some cases creating, the future of the industry. However, the industry’s strength will be seen in other places besides the Georgia World Congress Center. […]

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Europe tackles fraud with stolen phone database, may lose SIM lock protection

Europe tackles fraud with stolen phone database, may lose SIM lock protection European cellular network operators have taken one step forward in the fight against fraud, but they may soon have to take one step back if the European Commission (EC) bans SIM locks (MPN, June 24). The step forward is the expansion of a […]

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Problems hinder Saudi Arabia’s cellular rollout

Problems hinder Saudi Arabia’s cellular rollout Aaryn Slafky ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – For all of the impressive growth that cellular services in the Arab states of the Middle East have registered in the last few years, the most important market in the region – Saudi Arabia – faces an uncertain future. That was […]

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Pactel cements CDMA commitment with OKI CDMA phone order

Pactel cements CDMA commitment with OKI CDMA phone order – PacTel Cellular, code division multiple access, OKI telecom PacTel Cellular continues its unyielding support for code division multiple access (CDMA) digital technology with a recent order for 30,000 dual-mode CDMA/analog cellular phones from Suwanee, Ga.-based Oki telecom. Oki will manufacture the cellular units in 1994. […]

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Cellular operators battle for customers with new pricing plans

Cellular operators battle for customers with new pricing plans – Omnitel Pronto Italia and Telecom Italia Mobile Aaryn Slafky In one of the largest wireless markets today, the two cellular operators are constantly aiming to outdo each other in services and price plans. This competition between Omnitel Pronto Italia (OPI) and Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) […]

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Publicity on franchise tax teaches lesson to two cellular firms

Publicity on franchise tax teaches lesson to two cellular firms – Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile; Alltel Mobile Communications Inc Two cellular companies learned firsthand what the phrase “making a mountain out of a molehill” means. The two decided to pass a state franchise tax on to customers, but when customers complained to the North Carolina […]