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July 27, 1995 | From Associated Press
Pressed by a federal rule to choose between two ways to provide wireless communications, Sprint Corp. decided Wednesday to spin off its cellular business into a stand-alone company. Sprint will instead press forward with a new type of wireless service, called personal communications service, or PCS, that it has joined with several cable TV companies to develop.
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May 19, 1997 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Sprint PCS launched its wireless telephone service in Orange County this month, it touted the program as the "replacement for cellular." But cell phone system operators AirTouch of Irvine and L.A. Cellular of Cerritos are yawning. PCS--which stands for personal communications system--is the new digital wireless telecommunications program that improves the quality of data transmission and makes electronic eavesdropping extremely difficult.
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BUSINESS
May 19, 1997 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Sprint PCS launched its wireless telephone service in Orange County this month, it touted the program as the "replacement for cellular." But cell phone system operators AirTouch of Irvine and L.A. Cellular of Cerritos are yawning. PCS--which stands for personal communications system--is the new digital wireless telecommunications program that improves the quality of data transmission and makes electronic eavesdropping extremely difficult.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1995 | From Associated Press
Pressed by a federal rule to choose between two ways to provide wireless communications, Sprint Corp. decided Wednesday to spin off its cellular business into a stand-alone company. Sprint will instead press forward with a new type of wireless service, called personal communications service, or PCS, that it has joined with several cable TV companies to develop.
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May 1, 2000 | Judy Silber, (714) 966-5988
The Planning Commission will probably delay discussion of a Sprint PCS cellular telephone antenna and its support structure at Stanton Park until Sprint has submitted a revised proposal. City staff members had recommended denying the project because they said the structure's location would mar the park's appearance.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1995 | From Reuters
Sprint Corp. said Wednesday that it may sell all or part of its cellular telephone business--or spin it off to shareholders--to clear conflicts over ownership of licenses arising from the recent federal auction of radio frequencies. "The board is studying various options as we seek the most effective marketing identity and technological infrastructure for our wireless businesses," said William T. Esrey, Sprint's chairman and chief executive.
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January 11, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday shelved a proposed moratorium on the construction of Sprint cellular phone towers that was proposed after the company failed to help police find an abducted child in a car with a Sprint phone inside. But the board unanimously backed an investigation by company and law enforcement officials into the incident and efforts to streamline the wireless company's emergency procedures.
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January 10, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
After her husband's SUV was stolen from the driveway with her 10-month-old son still in the back seat, Stephanie Cochran of Riverside County thought the global positioning system in her husband's cellphone -- still inside the car -- would help her or the police locate her baby. It felt like it was "my last string of hope," Cochran said of their wireless provider, Sprint, about the Dec. 23 incident.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2005 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
MCI Inc. may be following in the footsteps of the industry's mother ship, AT&T Corp., which agreed Monday to be acquired by regional telephone company SBC Communications Inc. MCI's possible buyer, identified Thursday by people close to the situation as Qwest Communications International Inc., is seen by many as an unlikely suitor. The regional carrier is in debt and losing money. Its interest in buying MCI for $6.3 billion was first reported Thursday by the Wall Street Journal.
BUSINESS
October 12, 1997
Ian Olsen has been chosen to head up Newport Beach-based Rockwell Semiconductor Systems' new personal imaging division. He was appointed vice president and general manager of the division, which will develop, manufacture and market semiconductor system solutions for facsimile products and other personal imaging devices. Olsen had been director of marketing for the Personal Systems group at National Semiconductor. * Lew Graham has been named director of U.S.
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July 26, 1994 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joining the small club of companies seeking to become national wireless communications providers, the former Pacific Telesis subsidiary AirTouch Communications announced Monday that it will merge its domestic cellular telephone operations with those of the regional Bell telephone company US West. The deal would create a joint operation with assets valued at $13.5 billion.
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