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Deals abound for wireless offerings

IBM, Sprint and others are busy making deals to offer wireless services internally and to customers.

 

  latest developments 

Interest in wireless technology is heating up dramatically, with companies of all stripes getting involved in some form or fashion. IBM, Sprint and others are busy making deals to offer wireless services internally and to customers.

 


Sprint, MCI to push wireless Net services
The companies aim to make a space in an established market dominated by broadband cable and DSL services, both of which already claim hundreds of thousands of subscribers.

IBM, Sprint to jointly develop wireless data services
The companies are expected to announce they are teaming to allow businesses to use Sprint's PCS Wireless Web to access email and other corporate Internet applications.

Lucent taps Sun tech for wireless networks
The firm plans to buy $500 million of computer servers from Sun during the next seven years to make products for Internet use on wireless phones.

Barnesandnoble.com to match Amazon's wireless move
Matching Amazon move for move, the firm plans to offer customers access to its site via wireless handheld computers.