DEALS: VeriSign continues move into wireless

VeriSign continues move into wireless






Sprint Nextel


Sprint Nextel made an additional $10M investment in IPWireless

In July of 2005, Sprint made its initial investment of $4M in IPWireless; Sprint Nextel is currently trialing IPWireless' UMTS TD-CDMA technology in the Washington, D.C. area.


Smart Content

Emblaze to acquire Israeli-based Smart Content for an undisclosed amount

Smart Content, which develops technology that drives personalization of content for wireless and Internet protocol networks, will be renamed Emblaze Smart Content.


Vegas Wireless Entertainment

Vegas Wireless shareholders will be issued shares representing 80% of the outstanding shares of Bico calculated on a fully diluted basis

Vegas Wireless Entertainment offers mobile access to wagering and games such as poker, roulette, slots and blackjack.



VeriSign to acquire CallVision for $30M

VeriSign, which offers wireless content through its Jamster and Jamba Web portals, hopes to use the acquisition to deliver electronic billing, payment and customer self-care applications to Tier 1 carriers, broadband service providers and mobile virtual network operators.

Vimpel Communications


Vimpel purchased 60% stake in Tacom for $12M

The carrier also entered into an agreement with the remaining Tacom shareholders that grants VimpelCom options to acquire the remaining 40% of the carrier, under certain circumstances.

Internet America

2Fast Communications

Internet America to buy operating assets of 2Fast for an undisclosed amount

The company wants to offer high-speed wireless Internet access to underserved Texas markets. 2Fast chiefly serves suburban markets around San Antonio, where it is based.