bcgi's Trouble: Signal for Others?

Marek, Sue
July 2005
Wireless Week;7/1/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 14, p12
Trade Publication
Focuses on the implication of the possible defeat of the post-trial motions filed by prepaid platform vendor Boston Communications Group Inc. against Freedom Wireless for the infringement of patented billing technology for prepaid calling. Impact of the settlement of prepaid vendors with Freedom Wireless on customers; Reason behind the preference of wireless operators for network-based prepaid platforms; Changes made by the company to its business model following the decision.


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