Verizon, Google in Android pact
US operator Verizon Wireless and Google have signed a high-profile deal based on the Internet giant’s Android platform. Verizon will introduce Android-based handsets in the next few weeks, pre-loaded with applications from both parties as well as third-party developers.
T-Mobile USA kicks off corporate Wi-Fi push
Reuters reports that Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA plans to start offering a wireless service for office workers, hoping to increase its presence in the corporate market as it chases larger rivals like AT&T and Verizon.
US operator Sprint today launched WiMAX services in a number of Texan cities. This move follows WiMAX launches earlier this year in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Portland, Bellingham and Boise.
Verizon linked to Moto/Android launch next week
Reports this week state that Verizon Wireless – the largest US operator – will get its hands on an Android-powered Motorola device next week. Last month US regulator, the Federal Communications Commission, confirmed it approved a Motorola device known as Sholes as part of the organisation’s testing procedures.
Globalive’s changes fail to silence criticism
New Canadian mobile operator Globalive has made more changes to its structure and financing agreements as it fights to prove it complies with foreign ownership restrictions, but reports suggest it has failed to silence criticism. At the heart of the issue is Orascom’s economic stake in Globalive.
Verizon discontinues Internet Hub phone
Reuters reports that US operator Verizon Wireless quietly stopped selling the Verizon Hub on Tuesday, just eight months after it launched the experimental device which combined a home telephone and Web applications.
Nortel will now sell GSM business
Nortel Networks is to sell its GSM and GSM-R (GSM for Railways) businesses by auction, including relevant patents. Bidders are required to submit offers by 5 November, with the auction planned to begin on 9 November.