Reading this on a mobile device? Try our optimized mobile version here:

July 11, 2012
Sign upForwardArchiveAdvertise
News for wireless telecommunications professionals

  Top Story 
  • RIM offers little in news but asks shareholders for faith
    Research In Motion executives offered little new information to shareholders Tuesday regarding the company's future, but they promised to consider all strategic options as they look to turn around the BlackBerry-maker and plan for the 2013 release of BlackBerry 10. "We're doing all our homework to understand what our options are. We are doing this in parallel with delivering on BB10. Whatever happens will be the best of the available options at the time," Chairwoman Barbara Stymiest said. Bloomberg (7/10), Reuters (7/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Company News 
  • Suppliers talk up a possible Amazon smartphone
    Buttressing a report from last week, sources at Amazon's parts suppliers say the company is testing an Amazon smartphone with Asian vendors for possible shipment this year or in early 2013. Industry observers say Amazon is eyeing a competitive but rapidly expanding market in which a phone would complement its Kindle Fire tablet. The Wall Street Journal (7/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Verizon will sell RIM's 3G-only BlackBerry Curve for $50
    In agreeing to sell the BlackBerry Curve 9310, Verizon Wireless has waived its pledge to no longer sell smartphones that lack 4G connectivity. Verizon will introduce the $50 handset in its online stores Thursday. The move cuts BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion a break because RIM has failed to produce a 4G handset. GigaOm (7/10), Computerworld (7/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Mobile In Industry 
  • Sprint forms joint venture with CSC to enter the IaaS market
    Sprint Nextel has formed a joint venture with CSC to offer infrastructure-as-a-service tools, such as collocation, e-mail and managed hosting, all of which will be hosted by CSC and run on Sprint's network backbone. In addition to offering IaaS, which will become available later this year, Sprint is expected to move further into cloud-based services by expanding its software-as-a-service portfolio. Network World (7/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Global carriers join to write M2M standards
    U.S. participation is notably missing among the seven global carriers who announced a partnership Tuesday aimed at establishing standards for machine-to-machine communications. All of the carriers are clients of the Jasper Wireless Control Center platform, which will power device management under the standard. The venture wants to deliver easy access to M2M services to multinational companies across multiple markets through its own SIM card, Web interface and centralized service. (7/10), Total Telecom Magazine (U.K.) (7/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Huawei: We've reached record speeds for 3G uplinks
    With a speed breakthrough, Huawei Technologies could be looking to serve carriers in Europe, Asia and the Middle East who can't afford to upgrade their networks to Long-Term Evolution. The Chinese gear-maker says it has pushed 3G uplink speeds to 20 megabits per second, a record for certain elements of High Speed Uplink Packet Access technology. Light Reading Mobile (7/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 4 earn Wireless Hall of Fame honors; induction set for Oct. 8
    The Wireless Industry Foundation will recognize four people at its Hall of Fame induction ceremony Oct. 8 in San Diego. They are Service Provider Honoree Wayne Perry, Technology Honoree Richard Lynch, Industry Associate Honoree Raj Singh and the late Amos Joel, a Pioneer Honoree sometimes referred to as the "Father of Switching." Network World (7/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Research 
  • Study: Why not devote more resources to Wi-Fi?
    Carriers and governments should focusing on bolstering Wi-Fi networks rather than building pricey new wireless infrastructure, says wireless consultant Richard Thanki, a former economist at British telecom overseer Ofcom whose report will be discussed at a conference today at Stanford University. Thanki argues that carriers should use smaller cells to stretch their bandwidth to maximum capacity. GigaOm (7/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Featured Content 

  Public Policy 
  • Congress considers outlawing bans based on essential patents
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today as Congress investigates whether companies should be prevented from filing suits that seek to block sales of products that infringe on their standards-essential patents. Google's Motorola Mobility has sought such bans. In related news, South Korea's LG Electronics has the world's richest trove of essential patents covering Long-Term Evolution technology, intellectual property research company TechIPm says. Reuters (7/10), The Korea Herald (Seoul) (7/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CTIA News 
  • Register today for CTIA Enterprise & Applications™ 2012
    CTIA Enterprise & Applications™ 2012 is returning to the San Diego Convention Center as the premiere place for IT, wireless and telecom professionals to do business. Nearly 10,000 professionals are expected to attend Oct. 9 to 11 to discuss mobile strategy with high-level people at the right companies to advance their business objectives. Day One and Day Two keynotes feature executives from Research In Motion, Zipcar, Symantec and SAP, and Day Three keynotes will be announced soon. The early bird discount is available until Aug. 27, so register today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Learn more
about CTIA ->
CTIA Home Page  |  About CTIA  |  Join CTIA  |  Industry Topics  |  CTIA Conventions

Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Program ManagerUSACWashington, DC
Director, Political AdvocacyCTIA - The Wireless AssociationWashington, DC
Wireless Account ManagerPetra Industries, Inc. Edmond, OK
Click here to view more job listings.

Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious."
--B.C. Forbes,
Scottish financial journalist

LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Subscriber Tools
Print friendly format | Web version | Search past news | Archive | Privacy policy

Account Director:  Roger Leek (804) 803-1414
Job Board:  Jackie Basso (202) 407-7871
A powerful website for SmartBrief readers including:
 Recent CTIA SmartBrief Issues:   Lead Editor:  Susan Rush
Contributing Editor:  Andy Grossman
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2012 SmartBrief, Inc.® Legal Information