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Skype official calls out carriers on "open" networks

In a strongly-worded letter to the FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, a Skype official complained that the major U.S. wireless carriers were all talk when it came to "open" networks, and that if the

NYC cabs get Sprint mobile payment service

Sprint Nextel has started outfitting New York City cabs with real-time payment systems for credit cards, using its data services through its EVDO Rev. A network and Sprint Data Link. The operation,

Curious about Clearwire?

Wireless broadband firm Clearwire is no stranger to the headlines. Ever since the company announced last May that it would merge with Sprint Nextel's WiMAX business to create a new company (with a

Hanna, Gustav, now Ike

Disaster contingency plans are getting a heavy-duty work out this month, as service providers finish responding to Hurricane Gustav's fury and prepare for the landfall of Hurricane Ike. Gustav's

Big carriers get bigger in slow economy

An economic slowdown is actually helping AT&T and Verizon Wireless suck all the air--and customers--out of the wireless market, a Wall Street analyst says. Craig Moffett, of Bernstein Research,

Clearwire says Sprint deal will close soon

Cellular pioneer and Clearwire founder Craig McCaw was a featured guest on stage at the CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2008 show during yesterday's keynote session that celebrated the wireless

CTIA: Carriers talk "open" network but no clear definition

SAN FRANCISCO--During this morning's keynote session at the CTIA Wireless I.T.

On the Hot Seat with Sprint's Kevin Packingham

On the eve of the CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment conference in San Francisco, FierceWireless editor-in-chief Sue Marek talked with Kevin Packingham, senior vice president, product and

Senator sends a text message

As two presidential candidates rail against the Washington "establishment," a member of that elite group has raised some issues about how wireless carriers make money. Specifically, Wisconsin

Comcast exec sees end of year Clearwire close

Comcast, which was a regional mobile wireless player before it sold off that "non-essential" business to Cingular back in the 1990s, is eager to get back into the space as a member of the new