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About IPWireless

IPWireless offers standards-based broadband wireless technology that aims to improve the way people around the world connect and communicate at home, at the office, or on the road. With a range of commercial network solutions and devices, IPWireless aims to allow operators to offer a spectrum of fixed, portable, or completely mobile wireless services.

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90 New Montgomery Street Suite 315

San Francisco, California, 94105,

United States


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IPWireless Patents

IPWireless has filed 26 patents.

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Channel access methods, Wireless networking, Radio resource management, Telecommunications, Multiplexing


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Channel access methods, Wireless networking, Radio resource management, Telecommunications, Multiplexing



Latest IPWireless News

Sprint invests $10 million in IPWireless

Apr 11, 2013

Mobile By Brian Osborne Jan. 19, 2006 8:31 am Sprint Nextel has made a US$10 million dollar investment in IPWireless; this is Sprint's second investment into the company after an initial $4 million in July of last year. IPWireless was founded in 1999, and since then has raised more than $200 million from backers. Sprint is working with IPWireless to test IPWireless' UMTS TD-CDMA technology . We first covered IPWireless and its TD-CDMA technology back in August 2003. Sprint believes that the UMTS TD-CDMA technology offers great promise for applications like Mobile Broadband and Mobile TV. Sprint is trialing the new technology in the Washington, D.C. area. Sprint is smart to jump on UMTS TD-CDMA since it marks the next generation in wireless technology. I hope that if the technology is truly fourth-generation, it will be deployed faster in the U.S. than the current third-generation technology has been. Considering the appetite of mobile users for multimedia applications like mobile TV, the faster the deployment, the better. Read more from the joint press release . USER COMMENTS 8 comment(s) Whisky Tango Foxtrot? (11:41am EST Thu Jan 19 2006) 'Considering the appetite of mobile users for multimedia applications like mobile TV, the faster the deployment, the better. ' What are you talking about? Who are these mysterious mobile users watching mobile TV? - by really WTF? 5Mb/sec (12:03pm EST Thu Jan 19 2006) If it provides 5Mb/sec, as the previous Geek article mentioned, then it would be useful as a DSL/WiFi/WiMax alternative. As for other uses: I agree with WTF–who the heck watches mobile TV on their phones? Does anyone reading this site do that? - by EV-DV Phone no, PDA yes (2:59pm EST Thu Jan 19 2006) I watch TV on my Axim all the time. At home I have an XP Media Center PC, running ORB, all I need is an open access point and I watch TV. I have found them all over the place, from airports, and doctors offices, to the car shop and a night club. Being able to watch the game, or just pass the time while waiting, we are almost there. Unfortunitly my Nextel has issues mainly due to speed. - by mjwii TD-CDMA (5:32pm EST Thu Jan 19 2006) Isn't TD-CDMA the standard devised by the Chinese to avoid paying royalties to Qualcomm? If that is correct, Sprint could be creating a problem for itself down the line… - by RedStandard RIP OFF!! (6:28pm EST Thu Jan 19 2006) At 10 cents per 1kb of data, who cares? Nobody other than millionaires uses cell phones for internet access! - by Average Joe Not Chinese (8:29pm EST Thu Jan 19 2006) The Chinese standard is TD-SCDMA. Also, won't Sprint offer a monthly fee for internet access? Probably will be a lot higher than typical DSL, but useful if you're on the road all the time and away from WiFi. - by EV-DV Here's Concrete Info On TD-CDMA (9:22pm EST Thu Jan 19 2006) There's no need to simply speculate about UMTS TDD (also know as TD-CDMA, but NOT TD-SCDMA which IS a Chinese variant to avoid paying royalties. ) You don't need to speculate because this technology is real, and is being used by commercial carriers in many locations around the globe, such as T-Mobile in the Czech republic. If you're more into reading English than Czech, have a look at They offer wireless broadband service using UMTS TDD, and prices start at NZ$30 (US$20) per month. Sound like vaporware? Nope. Sprint-Nextel is no doubt looking at these examples, and interested in a technology that works well today. Woosh also offers VoIP telephone service over the wireless network. Nextel could use that for Push-to-talk. - by Liz Woosh (2:20pm EST Fri Jan 20 2006) I checked the Woosh website. They say it is 5x dialup, which is about 250kbps. Slower than DSL and what TD-CDMA has sometimes promised, but not bad for on-the-road, especially at only $20/month. They'll definitely charge more than that in the US. - by EV-DV

IPWireless Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was IPWireless founded?

    IPWireless was founded in 1999.

  • Where is IPWireless's headquarters?

    IPWireless's headquarters is located at 90 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco.

  • What is IPWireless's latest funding round?

    IPWireless's latest funding round is Acquired - II.

  • How much did IPWireless raise?

    IPWireless raised a total of $175.1M.

  • Who are the investors of IPWireless?

    Investors of IPWireless include General Dynamics, J.F. Shea, Gabriel Venture Partners, Sprint, GIC and 12 more.

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