DEALS: Verizon Wireless inks deal with Lucent for EV-DO A


Verizon Wireless inks deal with Lucent for EV-DO Rev. A hardware and software.


DEALS

WHO

WITH

WHAT

SCOOP

Verizon Wireless

Lucent

Lucent will supply Verizon Wireless with EV-DO Rev. A hardware and software

The market has been waiting for Verizon's timeline for Rev. A, and it will have to wait longer. Verizon didn't give any date when the network will light up.

Nokia

China Mobile

Nokia will supply GSM infrastructure

The $150M deal calls for Nokia to supply back-end telecoms equipment to expand the regional operator's GSM and GPRS networks in central China.

Syniverse

ITHL

Syniverse plans to buy ITHL for $45M

Syniverse said the $45M price tag includes up to $7M in cash from earn-out payments.

VCom

Wave Wireless

VCom buys several Wave Wireless assets

Canada's VCom struck a $1M cash deal to purchase several subsidiaries of Wave Wireless Corp., including WaveRider Communications (Canada), WaveRider Communications (USA), Jetstream Internet Services and Avendo Wireless.

MobileSphere

Consumer Cellular

Consumer Cellular will supply MobileSphere with direct-dial, cost-effective international calling services

MobileSphere has now racked up seven deals with MVNOs for its international calling platform.

Mobile ESPN

Unit 7

Unit 7 will develop direct-response TV ad spots for the MVNO

In May, Disney president and CEO Bob Iger admitted that initial results from the service were "lower than hoped," which led to a change in pricing plans and a new marketing approach.

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