Illinois City Goes Wireless with AT&T

AT&T Inc. is the lead candidate to build a citywide wireless network for Springfield, Ill., marking the company's first success in the developing market to blanket municipalities with ubiquitous Internet access.

Pre-N' Wi-Fi Gets Industry Group Nod

A wireless industry group, worried about incompatibilities among next-generation routers and network cards, will start certifying products next year without waiting for the completion of technical standards.

The Trouble with Cellular Towers

Wireless service providers have long faced a dilemma when it comes to the towers that help transmit calls. Customers want seamless coverage -- except they don't want the coverage-boosting cellular towers in their backyards.

Yahoo Strikes Mobile Deal With Microsoft

In a move to further extend its reach beyond the desktop, Yahoo on Wednesday said it is making its suite of mobile applications available for phones using Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system.

Wi-Fi Alliance Won't Wait for IEEE

I-triple-what? was the question being asked last week, after the Wi-Fi Alliance said it will start certifying next-generation wireless LAN products by the first half of 2007, regardless of whether the IEEE has signed off on new wireless specifications for them.

Cellular vs. VoIP

These are the best of times and potentially the worst of times for cellular service providers in the United States.

Resource Management

With all the talk these days about single device convergence and the rise of "prosumer" devices in the workplace, companies such as Orative -- whose offering rests on the simple cell phone -- seem better positioned than ever for success.

Nice Guys Finish First

With little left to differentiate their products, mobile computing vendors should be vying for customers' attention the old-fashioned way: By offering service with a smile.

Digicel Readies for Hurricane Season

With Tuesday the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and Ernesto whirling toward the East Coast, hurricane preparedness has definitely entered the forefront of the American consciousness.
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