AT&T Wireless To Launch 3G Next Week
Jul 16, 2004, 8:02 AM by (staff)
Reuters is reporting that AT&T Wireless is preparing to launch 3G service in four markets early next week. Sources report that the four launch cities for the WCDMA-based service will be San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix and Detroit. Initial equipment will include a data card, a Nokia phone, and the Mototola A845, which features 2-way video calling and Bluetooth. AT&T Wireless claims its WCDMA network will provide data speeds of about 200-300 Kbps. AT&T Wireless has a committment to Japan's NTT DoCoMo, who owns a 16% stake in the company, to launch 3G using WCMDA technology by the end of the year.
Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless
Charter Communications followed Comcast's lead this week and also disclosed plans to offer wireless service in the future. Charter's offering will mirror that of Comcast's.
DirecTV Now Adds CBS, The CW, Other Channels
AT&T today improved its DirecTV Now television service with the addition of CBS and other channels. DirecTV Now has offered content from ABC, FOX, and NBC since launch, but not CBS.
Google's Wireless Service to Launch Wednesday
Google is prepared to launch its wireless service as soon as tomorrow, according to the Wall Street Journal. Google's wireless service will rely on the mobile networks operated by Sprint and T-Mobile, in addition to WiFi.
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.
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