MAXX International Inc. acquired the global rights of intellectual and material properties of faith, and Telstar International Inc.

The popularity of personal digital assistants (PDAs) has increased tremendously. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimates total sales of 6.1 million units in 2000, representing a nearly 50 percent increase over 1999.

BellSouth announced that in a continuing effort to focus on strategic business objectives, the company has made the decision to exit the payphone business.

The company will begin transitioning out of the business immediately and will complete the transition by December 2002.

Nokia announced it is making significant changes in its manufacturing operations at its North Texas factories to maintain its advantage in the highly competitive mobile phone industry.

Financial risks are growing for the Internet backbone industry thanks to a looming bandwidth glut, according to a new article by telecom magazine, America's Network.

A first-of-its-kind global ethnographic study of wireless use, desires and opportunities has found that cultural differences, difficulty learning to use devices, and not enough emphasis on the social utility of wireless are keeping the wireless industry from reaching its potential.

Mobile data will have a U.S. population penetration rate of nearly 60% by 2007, up from its current 2%, according to a new report released by The Strategis Group. This better-than-expected growth is attributed to aggressive deployment of high-speed services in the U.S.

Global Crossing Ltd. announced the completion of a critical network segment, connecting the U.S. and Mexico to Central America and the Caribbean. The 10,000 km segment, known as Pan

With a growth rate of over 230%, the year 2000 was a watershed period for residential high-speed Internet access in the United States.

Sprint PCS announced a strategic alliance to feature via the Sprint PCS Wireless Web.

Cingular Interactive, formerly BellSouth Wireless Data, closed the year 2000 with over 570,000 subscribers on its nationwide Cingular Interactive Intelligent Wireless Network. The year-end subscriber figure represents growth of over 100% from last year's total of just over 200,000.

The number of people with access to broadband connectivity at work will more than double from 24 million in 2000 to 55 million by 2005, according to a new report released by Jupiter Research.

More than 50 million Internet users in Latin America will access the web via mobile devices by 2005 - making wireless Internet access in the region almost as widespread as access from PCs, says Jupiter Research.

As digital television opens new frontiers, competition between telecommunications giants and the TV industry is rapidly increasing. Ovum, the independent analyst and consulting company, predicts digital television connections will grow from 62 million in 2001 to 350 million in 2006.

Worldwide service revenues for fixed wireless will be worth over $41 billion in five years time, according to a new report by ARC Group. Its strategic worldwide market analysis provides a thorough country-by-country assessment of spectrum allocations and market projections.