Rogers Communications will invest an additional $109 million in the province of New Brunswick, which includes the creation of 244 jobs and the expansion of a customer-care center. As part of the investment, Rogers will expand its wireless network by more than 50% in New Brunswick.
Several new services enable parents to track their children's movements with GPS-enabled cell phones. Disney Mobile phones come equipped with GPS tracking, which is also available from Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless. All of the services allow parents to use the Web to find their children; Verizon also offers an additional service that can send text messages to parents' phones if children leave a preapproved area.
Verizon Wireless will offer its VCast customers an exclusive single from recording artist Prince in the company's latest attempt to promote its mobile music venture. VCast customers can download songs over the air, which Verizon hopes will help it stand out from Apple's iPhone, which will not have over-the-air downloading capabilities.
New research predicts that the mobile-TV market will expand to 155.6 million subscribers by the close of 2012. Datamonitor analyst Chris Khouri sees consumer education as the largest driving factor for the service, in addition to innovative marketing and traveling exhibitions.