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Vodafone hanging on to Verizon

Another day, another story about Vodafone and Verizon Wireless. This time the news is that Vodafone has decided not to exercise its option to sell its $54 billion stake in the U.S. carrier. A formal

U.S. Cellular customer base tops 6 million

Tier 2 carrier U.S. Cellular continues to thrive. In second quarter, the carrier's subscriber base topped 6 million, up 5.4 percent year over year and posted revenues of $978.6 million, up 14.8

Alltel goes on demand with Axcess TV

Taking a cue from Verizon Wireless' V CAST on demand video service, Alltel Wireless today announced Axcess TV On Demand, a new service that expands the operator's existing on-demand mobile video

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> Verizon Wireless named Anthony Melone senior vice president and chief technical officer. Melone succeeds Dick Lynch who was named chief technology officer of Verizon Communications.

Alltel beefs up "Sales Guys" campaign

Alltel is building upon its popular "sales guys" advertising campaign with the introduction of the "Man Cave." The Man Cave is a place where a geeky group of sales associates

DEALS: FiberTower will provide backhaul for Sprint's WiMAX network

DEALS WHO WITH WHAT SCOOP Verizon Wireless Rural Cellular Verizon Wireless is acquiring RCC for $2.67BRCC's customer base is 716,000

SPOTLIGHT: Report: Google's mobile plans

The WSJ has a round-up of Google's announced and rumored mobile plans. Interesting details include: Google has invested "hundreds of millions of dollars in the cell phone project" T-Mobile

FCC 700 MHz ruling delayed

A decision on the FCC's auction rules for the much coveted 700 MHz spectrum has been delayed. The commission's open meeting, originally scheduled for 10am EST, was first pushed back by 30 minutes,

SPOTLIGHT: Private equity firms cash in on RCC deal

Three private equity firms that teamed up in April 2000 and made a $110 million investment in Rural Cellular are the big winners in yesterday's acquisition of RCC by Verizon Wireless. According to

Verizon Wireless income up, buys RCC

Verizon Wireless added 1.3 million net new subscribers during its second quarter,