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Archive for February, 2009

Mobile Users “light” PC Users

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 27th, 2009

Market researcher comScore says its cross-media panel of PC and mobile Internet users in the U.S., found that light PC Internet users are 30 percent more likely to use their mobile devices for Internet access than heavy PC users. In total, 42 million people used their mobile devices in October 2008 to access news and […]

Alaska Airlines Tests Wi-Fi

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 27th, 2009

Alaska Airlines today announced the launch of its customer trial of satellite-based Wi-Fi service. Named Alaska Airlines Inflight Wi-Fi (FAQ), the service is free for now but Alaska will likely charge a fee after the 60-day trial, says the Seattle Times. The airline will later extend the service throughout its fleet. Alaska is working with […]

US Cellular Carriers: 2008 Results

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 27th, 2009

Stacey Higginbotham at GigaOm has a Wireless Scorecard that breaks out the 2008 financial results of the four big cellular carriers in the United States. AT&T (Total Subscribers: 77 million) Wireless Revenue: $11.5 billion Wireless Data Revenue $3.1 billion Net Subscriber Adds Prepaid: 800,000 Net Subscriber Adds Postpaid: 1.3 million Churn: Postpaid 1.2 percent, prepaid […]

Smart Grid: It’s Alive!

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 26th, 2009

Arkados likes the idea of spending $4.5 billion on smart grid activities, including Smart Meters, as well as the $7.3 billion to support expanding access to broadband in underserved communities, in the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 set aside $11 billion for the […]

Nokia Wins China Contract

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 26th, 2009

Nokia Siemens Networks is set to get a good slice of the 3G equipment pie in China this year, reports Unstrung. The vendor announced today that it has agreements in place with China Unicom and China Mobile that are valued at 7.6 billion Renminbi (US$1.1 billion) during 2009 for 2G and 3G equipment and services. […]

Spectrum Fees Added to Budget

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 26th, 2009

The Obama administration’s proposed 2010 budget seeks to significantly boost the user fees the U.S. government charges holders of public airwaves held by many telephone and wireless companies. Yearly fees for spectrum licenses are proposed to rise to $200 million in 2010, from $50 million in 2009, according to the document posted on the Office […]