Alltel, in conjunction with Boingo Wireless, is offering its customers access to Wi-Fi hot spots in North and South America. The carrier also is selling prepaid Wi-Fi cards at retailers and offering a Wi-Fi/EV-DO bundled package.
Sprint Nextel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary D. Forsee resigned Monday amid board dissatisfaction over financial results. Chief Financial Officer Paul Saleh will take up the post of acting chief executive.
Alcatel-Lucent and Sagem Communications have announced that they are developing a femtocell base station platform to help extend indoor reception of 3G UMTS/HSPA networks. The devices are expected to be used by both home or business locations.
Wal-Mart Stores is expected to announce today that it will start selling satellite-broadband access -- actually, reselling service from Hughes Communications. Analysts say they believe the big-box retailer could be planning to roll out additional broadband services to accompany its access plans.
Verizon Business has streamlined its portal for wholesale customers to enable them to get price quotes and place private-line orders in a single process. The enhancements are most likely geared toward small and medium-size businesses, according to this article.