idc and other things
ATLANTA - Nextel Communications Inc. isn't waiting for more mobile operators to roll out would-be competitors to Direct Connect, the pioneering "push-to-talk" service that lets subscribers talk instantly to friends and associates. It's charging ahead to extend that service and its capabilities.
Plans include expanding the service internationally through its Nextel Worldwide service, adding data services to it and linking the QChat system for CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) and Wideband CDMA (WCDMA) to Nextel's iDEN network, Nextel executives said at a press briefing in Atlanta on the eve of the CTIA Wireless trade show.
Direct Connect is set to hit the streets th...