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.
YouTube to Launch Own Music Service
YouTube is preparing to launch a paid music service in order to compete with similar offerings from Pandora and Spotify. "We're adding subscription-based features for music on YouTube with this in mind — to bring our music partners new revenue streams in addition to the hundreds of millions of dollars YouTube already generates for them each year," said YouTube in a statement provided to Reuters.
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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