Modeo Pushes Back NYC Launch
Dec 14, 2006, 4:38 PM by (staff)
Incoming Modeo President Michael Ramke has confirmed that the company still plans to launch a mobile TV service in New York City. However instead of launching by the end of this year as planned, the launch has been delayed until the first quarter of next year. The company will sell an unlocked Windows Mobile Smartphone from HTC which subscribers can use to access the Modeo TV network in addition to T-Mobile or Cingular's network. Although the company will only offer the phone to a select group of subscribers, Modeo is calling the launch a commercial scale launch, not a trial. The company has been unable to find a carrier partner for its DVB-H network and has recently seen a management shakeup due, in part, to this disappointment. Verizon has committed to Qualcomm's MediaFlo and Sprint and T-Mobile are currently running trials with the service.
WhatsApp Pushes Voice Calling Launch to 2015
WhatsApp has been forced to delay its planned mid-2014 launch of voice calling until next year. The company said it is still working to overcome some technical hurdles, such as functionality over 2G networks and gaining access to select smartphones' microphones for novice-cancellation purposes.
Verizon Begins 'go90' Mobile Video Service Trials
Verizon Communications today plans to launch a trial version of its mobile video service. The trial will be initially offered to existing customers in select, unnamed markets this week, with a full-scale launch planned for later this month or early next month.
Sprint to Kill Off WiMax Once and for All On Nov. 6, 2015
Sprint today confirmed it will permanently shutter its WiMax network on or around November 6, 2015. The company had previously said it would operate the failed 4G network until "the end of 2015." Sprint said it has identified 6,000 "redundant sites that we expect to decommission and terminate the underlying leases," as part of the process, which will save the company some money.
U.S. Cellular to Trial VoLTE
U.S. Cellular said it will begin testing VoLTE in a handful of markets later this year.
Verizon Going After College Sports Fans
Verizon Communications, the parent company of Verizon Wireless, is prepared to launch a mobile video service later this year that will focus on college sports. The company is specifically targeting millennials with the offering, who it says prefer to consume video content on mobile devices rather than televisions or PCs.
Saw the Mobile TV today..This is going to be great. the unfortunate thing is that it wont be in every area that VZW has coverage. The best thing is that it is not linked to the EVDO or 1X coverage.