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Making cents of wireless at CTIA

roundup Data services take center stage at the U.S. cellular industry's largest annual trade show--CTIA Wireless 2004. Sun talks up VoIP, while Microsoft maps out location services.

Data services take center stage this week in Atlanta at the U.S. wireless industry's largest annual trade show--CTIA Wireless 2004--as the search intensifies for new sources of revenue to offset dropping calling prices.

Running with wireless

newsmaker A former congressman and NFL Hall of Famer, Steve Largent now heads the cell phone industry's chief lobbying group.
March 23, 2004

Tech giants abuzz over VoIP

Sun Microsystems and others say Internet phone calling is the cell phone industry's next big thing, helping to solve old problems and create new services.
March 22, 2004

Qualcomm strikes license deals for audio, video

The company will partner with ATI Technologies on 3D graphics technology, while a separate arrangement with RealNetworks will bring streaming and audio capabilities to cell phones.
March 22, 2004

Microsoft maps out wireless offering

The software giant partners with Sprint and Bell Mobility to sell services, mainly to businesses, that exploit a mobile phone's ability to broadcast its exact location.
March 22, 2004

VeriSign to acquire messaging business

The company plans to pay $5.25 million for Unimobile, a provider of mobile messaging products to telecommunications carriers and enterprises.
March 22, 2004

Setting the tone for vending machines

A cell phone ring tone vending machine is the latest example of how major entertainment companies are selling products directly to consumers, instead of partnering with service providers.
March 22, 2004

U.S. carriers pick up the 3G pace

At the CTIA show in Atlanta, wireless carriers will introduce broadband innovations they say will help them catch up to the global cell phone market.
March 21, 2004

From wireless gear makers, a positive spin

As consolidation threatens to whittle down the number of U.S. carriers, those supplying them with network equipment are trying to look on the bright side.
March 21, 2004

previous coverage

Tough sell for wireless data services

Cell phone industry executives are set to gather in Atlanta in search of new data applications to offset plunging calling rates--but analysts say they could be in for a disappointment.
March 19, 2004