• Who’s In Control Of the Airwaves?

    It's a story that Kafka would have loved. In 1996, the FCC granted more than 200 airwave licenses to a company called NextWave Telecom in a $4.74 billion bid. At the time, NextWave was touting itself as a nationwide carrier's carrier with plans to provide wireless services on a wholesale basis at low rates.

  • Fighting For Second

    Normally, two technology franchises battling for the top spot in a coveted market would try to portray themselves as the top dog rather than the underdog.

  • Challenges Ahead For Mobile Technology

    For mobile technology, 2001 was the best of times and the worst of times, at least according to a report by The Yankee Group's David Berndt, director of wireless/mobile technologies. While advances were made in next-generation networks, there were also setbacks for carriers and manufacturers. Some key events include:

  • <i>CRN</i> Interview: Dan Vertrees

    Dan Vertrees, vice president of North America partner sales at Compaq Computer, discussed the computer giant's 2002 channel programs in an interview with CRN Industry Editor Craig Zarley.

  • IT Services Rebound

    A report by Baird Technology Services says 2002 will see a much-awaited upswing for consultants and integrators. The top trends:

  • Enterprise Ambition

    Compaq Computer plans to spend about $26 million more on rebates and market development funds for storage solution providers this year than it did last year, and also plans to introduce new programs to help increase its share of the enterprise storage market.

  • Sun: iPlanet Needs Work

    Sun Microsystems is eyeing an acquisition in the Java 2, Enterprise Edition middleware space to enhance its iPlanet products, company executives said last week.

  • Microsoft Shifts .Net Message

    Microsoft's .Net marketing strategy is being revamped in an attempt to better align the message with product development, company sources confirmed last week.