Nextel Direct Connect Coming to CDMA
Jan 14, 2002, 11:24 AM by (staff)
Nextel, Motorola, and Qualcomm recently agreed to develop a version of Nextel's Direct Connect feature that will work on Qualcomm's 3G technology, cdma2000. The new technology will be based on Qualcomm's existing QChat product. The new service will extend Direct Connect to work globally. This announcement also lays the groundwork for Nextel to move to cdma2000 as a 3G upgrade path, as has been rumored for nearly 18 months.
Verizon Outbids AT&T for Straight Path
May 11, 2017
Verizon Communications has won a bidding war for Straight Path Communications. AT&T announced plans to acquire Straight path for $1.6 billion last month.
Kyocera's DuraTR Is a Robust Feature Phone with Direct Connect for Sprint
Jan 10, 2018
Kyocera has quietly launched the DuraTR, a ruggedized bar phone intended for Sprint's Direct Connect service. The DuraTR meets mil-spec 810G for protection from drops, bumps, scrapes, and bruises.
Straight Path to Pay FCC $100M for Squatting On 5G Spectrum
Jan 12, 2017
The FCC has fined Straight Path Communications $100 million for failing to deploy wireless service in accordance with spectrum license requirements. Straight Path is sitting on approximately 1,000 licenses for spectrum in the 39 GHz band, which will eventually be used for 5G.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
Oct 20, 2015
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
AT&T to Acquire Straight Path for 5G Spectrum
Apr 10, 2017
AT&T has agreed to acquire Straight Path in an all-stock deal worth about $1.6 billion. Straight Path has significant spectrum holdings in the 28 GHz and 39 GHz millimeter wave bands, which will be put to use by some 5G technologies down the road.