Wilson Electronics bought smaller rival zBoost, consolidating the niche market for cell-signal boosters. The deal comes as the FCC is certifying new boosters from Wilson and its competitors under stricter rules for the devices.
The FCC on Wednesday approved new rules for cell phone boosters, giving booster makers a major win after years of acrimonious debate over the issue. The FCC also managed to get the nation's wireless carriers to agree to the new rules. However, the 2 million wireless customers with existing boosters who have been using the devices to improve their mobile signals will need to register with and get permission from their carriers to continue to use the gadgets.
Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Intel are among the companies looking to make a splash next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, as all eyes in the mobile industry turn to
Talk about strange bedfellows. Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) and cell signal booster maker Wilson Electronics made a joint filing with the FCC on the design, operation and installation of signal
The FCC will vote on a raft of wireless issues at its monthly open meeting on April 7, including mandatory data roaming rules and guidelines for cell phone signal boosters, two long-running and
Comments are due today on an FCC inquiry into whether cellular signal boosters should be banned because they may interfere with cell networks. Signal boosters, which are made by firms such as Wilson