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2010-03-22 13:02:00

LAS VEGAS, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CTIA WIRELESS - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Sprint (NYSE: S) today broke new ground with the announcement of Motorola i1, the world's first push-to-talk Android(TM)-powered smartphone. Sleek and attractive, yet durable, Motorola i1 is the first iDEN device to carry the features of a modern smartphone including a 3.1-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi®, optimized browsing experience with the latest Opera Mini 5 browser, access to...

2010-03-22 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CTIA WIRELESS 2010 -- The Networks business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) has been awarded its fifth consecutive annual contract by Sprint to provide Intelligent Optimization Service (IOS) for its iDEN® network. Since using Motorola's professional services, Sprint has improved the performance of its iDEN network and managed its available spectrum - both of which are key to delivering a high-quality service to its subscribers...

2010-03-09 12:00:00

RESTON, Va., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD), a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, has announced today that it has appointed Claudio Hidalgo as the new President of Nextel Chile. "I am pleased to introduce Claudio Hidalgo as the new President of Nextel Chile," said Steve Dussek, NII Holdings' Chief Executive Officer. "He has an outstanding professional track record as an operator of...

2010-02-15 11:47:00

RESTON, Va. and MEXICO CITY, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD) and Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (BMV:TLEVISA CPO; NYSE: TV) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Televisa will acquire an equity stake in NII Holding's operating subsidiary in Mexico, Comunicaciones Nextel de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. Under the agreement, Televisa will invest $1.44 billion in cash for an initial 30% equity stake in Nextel Mexico, which reflects an...

2010-02-11 02:01:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo. and SEATTLE, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) and Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today an agreement to streamline the music-related offerings (ringtones, ringback tones and full-track music) available on Sprint phones into a user-friendly, unified, digital music storefront. The two companies plan to work together to streamline Sprint's digital music offerings later this year to provide...

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2010-01-17 08:05:00

A price war broke out late last week in the wireless industry, as Verizon Wireless and Dallas-based AT&T Inc. traded cuts on some of their monthly plans. According to a Reuters report, Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile service, said it would cut prices 30 percent for voice customers. It was followed by similar price cuts from its main rival, AT&T Inc. Verizon started the clash by slicing the monthly price for unlimited voice minutes on a single line from $99.99 down to...

2010-01-12 07:00:00

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arbinet Corporation (NasdaqGM: ARBX), a leading provider of telecommunications services to fixed and mobile operators, today announced that Christie A. Hill has been appointed General Counsel, effective February 1, 2010. She succeeds William Terrell "Terry" Wingfield Jr., Esq. who is remaining with the company through February 28, 2010 to ensure a smooth transition. Ms. Hill brings nearly 25 years of legal and corporate governance experience...

2010-01-12 06:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its board of directors elected Paget L. Alves to serve as a director for the company, pending applicable regulatory approval. Alves, 55, is the President of the Business Markets Group (BMG) for Sprint Nextel, and is responsible for Sprint's sales and marketing to all enterprise and public sector customers. Alves also oversees the development of strategic alliances for Sprint....

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2010-01-05 07:30:00

The U.S. Justice Department is urging federal regulators to make more radio spectrum available for wireless Internet services to bring more competition to the high-speed Internet market, reported Reuters. On Monday, the Justice Department told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that the most effective way to create more broadband competition is to free up more spectrum and organize any spectrum auctions. This would keep big wireless providers in any given area from easily winning the...

2009-11-20 08:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the acquisition of RadioFrame Networks' iDEN business. RadioFrame is a provider of lower cost, power efficient iDEN technology. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. RadioFrame Networks' iDEN business will be integrated into Motorola's Home & Networks Mobility business. Motorola's proprietary iDEN solution has proven to be an enduring cellular technology due to its innovative and...