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Tecore Wireless Systems (www.tecore.com), a private company in Columbia, Maryland, said it would lay the groundwork for phone companies to offer wireless in Iraq.
Tecore sells cellular infrastructure and software to carriers in Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates and other parts of the Middle East. It plans to begin building a distribution center in Iraq by the end of summer, the company said.
U.S. government awarded WorldCom a $45 million contract to build a cell network in Iraq
Pentagon also gave Motorola a $10 to $25 million contract — depending on options the company exercises — to install radio communications for security forces in Baghdad.
Iraq has never had a cell-phone system, but analysts say it would be easy and cheap to install.
Verizon Wireless Chief Executive Denny Strigl said Tuesday that unlike rivals, Verizon won’t collect monthly or one-time fees from subscribers who want to keep their original telephone number after switching carriers.
This is a real about face for Verizon after their stinger court defeat. Kudo to the leadership
Now the other telcos should follow suit and not charge
Representatives for AT&T Wireless, Nextel Communications and Sprint PCS said their companies have no plans to stop collecting LNP (Local Number Portability) fees.
AT&T is $1.75 per month
Nextel is $1.55 per month
Sprint will begin collecting an unspecified LNP fee in July
Verizon now believes the implementation costs work out to about 15 cents per customer per month, small enough for the carriers to try to absorb?especially if they have reciprocal agreements.