TITLE

Amp'd Mobile Puts Content First

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, Karen
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Multichannel News;1/16/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article features Amp'd Mobile, the first cellular service to make content rather than communications its central calling, offering a slew of TV, music and games. The company is part of a new cellular breed called mobile virtual network operators. It is also said to be the first to piggyback on Verizon Wireless' high-speed Evolution-Data Optimized network.
ACCESSION #
19565577

 

Related Articles

  • DEATH OF AN MVNO. Hill, Kelly // RCR Wireless News;8/6/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 29, p3 

    The article reports on the bankruptcy filed by Amp'd Mobile Inc. The company filed for bankruptcy because of being unable to generate sufficient funds to carry it through reorganization. It joins Mobile ESPN in the failed mobile virtual network operators and its clients were stuck with the need...

  • Living the Good (Wireless) Life. Smith, Brad // Wireless Week;7/1/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 14, p30 

    Profiles Peter Adderton, founder of several youth-oriented businesses and CEO of mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Amp'd Mobile. Operation of the MVNO; Career highlights of Adderton in the wireless communication industry; Marketing strategy employed by the CEO.

  • 2007: The Ultimate Change Agent. Wickham, Rhonda // Wireless Week;12/15/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 21, p4 

    The article summarizes the events in 2007 related to the wireless industry. It discusses the increase in subscriptions for wireless service providers including global mobile network operator Vodafone which has added approximately 35 million subscribers since 2006. Developments in the operations...

  • I Want My MVNO! Brown, Erika // Forbes Asia;11/28/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 8, p62 

    The article focuses on the emerging business called the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). An MVNO purchases wholesale minutes from a wireless carrier, customizes its services, content and devices and repackages them for sale to niche markets. Several MVNOs in the U.S. market includes...

  • Wireless industry adjusting to new challenges. Hill, Kelly // RCR Wireless News;5/1/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 18, p16 

    This article looks at the challenges facing the U.S. wireless industry as of May 2006. The trends concerning mobile virtual network operators are described. The changes in the prices of handsets offered by Mobile ESPN and Amp'd Mobile Inc. are disclosed. The distinct segments of the wireless...

  • MVNOs Balance Operator Relationships. Marek, Sue // Wireless Week;8/1/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 16, p12 

    Focuses on the changes in the business strategies of mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) in the U.S. and its implication for their carrier partner relationships. Role of MVNO in the wireless technology plans of Walt Disney Co.; Alliances made by Amp'd Mobile to promote its push-to-talk...

  • Carrier Briefs.  // RCR Wireless News;12/12/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 50, p16 

    The article offers news briefs related to wireless carriers in the U.S. as of December 12, 2005. Alamosa Holdings Inc. subsidiary Southwest PCS said it sold 10 megahertz of spectrum covering portions of Oklahoma and Texas to Panhandle Telecommunications Systems Inc. Amp'd Mobile has said its...

  • Handheld Content: Are You In?  // Folio: The Magazine for Magazine Management;Aug2005, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p24 

    Deals with the decision of some magazine publishers to offer content formatted to wireless communication devices. Licensing agreement signed by Primedia Action Sports Group with Amp'd Mobile, a digital media entertainment company; Deals signed by "Maxim" magazine to offer mobile content in...

  • Brands seek higher calling as 'virtual' cellphone providers. ALICE Z. CUNEO // Advertising Age;4/11/2005, Vol. 76 Issue 15, p32 

    Focuses on the use of mobile virtual network operators business model by wireless phones providers in the U.S. Features of the mobile phones that would be launched by ESPN; Partnership established by Movida Communications with Sprint and Cisneros for a Movida service; Key to the business...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics