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Ma Bell, UPS look to reap rewards in the wireless rush

The market for wireless services is anticipated to take off, and several companies are emphasizing new wireless strategies to capitalize on the expected boom.

 

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The market for wireless services is anticipated to take off, and several companies are emphasizing new wireless strategies to capitalize on the expected boom.

 


New technology may speed wireless Web
Ma Bell is preparing wireless technology aimed at supercharging access to the Net over mobile devices.

UPS to deliver service from wireless devices
The package delivery giant forms an alliance with Air2Web, a wireless application service provider, to let UPS customers access delivery services from wireless devices.

Oracle to offer wireless Web access for handhelds
OracleMobile, a subsidiary of the database giant, plans to team with wireless data and messaging firms Metrocall and Research in Motion to offer the new service.

AT&T adds 1.3 million wireless customers with buys
The telecommunications giant says it will spend $3.3 billion to buy wireless systems from Vodafone AirTouch, GTE and PrimeCo, giving it footholds in San Francisco, San Diego and Houston.