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MetroPCS and T-Mobile want Dish to give up half of its wireless spectrum, worry about AT&T and Verizon swooping in

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Dish Network might not start up its LTE-based 4G network until as late as 2016, but that hasn't stopped MetroPCS and T-Mobile from jointly telling the FCC that the would-be carrier needs to make some concessions for small carriers to rest easy. Both of the complaints have a common...
MetroPCS and T-Mobile want Dish to give up half of its wireless spectrum, worry about AT&T and Verizon swooping in

Vodafone and Telefonica form joint-venture to share 18,500 network sites, boost UK mobile coverage

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UK operators Vodafone and Telefonica (O2 in the UK) have announced they are to combine resources to build 18,500 mobile sites to increase their network coverage for their customers but will continue to offer competing services on different mobile frequencies. In what appears to be a move to compete with...
Vodafone and Telefonica form joint-venture to share 18,500 network sites, boost UK mobile coverage

ZTE throws weight behind WiGig, because the real fun happens at 60GHz

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Venture far out into the wireless spectrum, until the familiar 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands are but flecks on the horizon, and eventually you'll come across a party raging in the middle of nowhere. There are only a few geeks dancing in the 60GHz (802.11ad) tent at present, but prototype...
ZTE throws weight behind WiGig, because the real fun happens at 60GHz

House of Lords wants UK TV to go fully online to leave the airwaves clear for cellphones

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The UK House of Lords' Communications Committee has suggested that all broadcast TV should be moved to the internet to free up wireless spectrum for cellphones. In its report, the panel found that whilst such a network would be cheaper and more efficient in the long run, it would...
House of Lords wants UK TV to go fully online to leave the airwaves clear for cellphones
FCC's spectrum auction powers threatened in Congress, as Sprint, T-Mobile, and others protest

Verizon selling 700MHz spectrum, but only if government approves its AWS purchase

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Seems odd that Verizon would decide to sell off some of it's wireless spectrum considering it told the FCC that it doesn't have enough space for its future LTE needs. Yet Big Red's doing just that, pledging to pawn off its 700MHz A and B licenses should its purchase...
Verizon selling 700MHz spectrum, but only if government approves its AWS purchase

Verizon, Comcast push spectrum sale, marketing partnership to Congress

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It’s been something of a long road for the Verizon and Comcast deal, but today things are coming to a head: Comcast is testifying before Congress, and Verizon has submitted a statement. On the docket is a massive $3.6 billion sale of wireless spectrum, and a sweeping marketing partnership. The...
Verizon, Comcast push spectrum sale, marketing partnership to Congress

Congress to examine government's dominance in wireless spectrum

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The US federal government is, by far and away, the largest user of wireless spectrum in the States -- much of which is spoken for by the Department of Defense. A new Congressional committee will, however, be re-examining that position with the goal of freeing up airwaves for public...
Congress to examine government's dominance in wireless spectrum

T-Mobile USA to launch LTE in 2013

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Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday that T-Mobile USA will launch high-speed LTE service sometime next year. The company is the last major U.S. carrier to announce LTE plans and it has been questioned whether it would be able to amass enough spectrum to offer the service. T-Mobile’s future has been...
T-Mobile USA to launch LTE in 2013

AT&T acquires NextWave Wireless for $25m up front, to boost mobile Internet capacity

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US telecommunications powerhouse AT&T has announced that it has agreed to acquire NextWave Wireless, which holds key licenses in the Wireless Communication Services (WCS) and Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) bands. NextWave Wireless produces mobile multimedia solutions and speculates in the wireless spectrum market. The company is perhaps most notable for...
AT&T acquires NextWave Wireless for $25m up front, to boost mobile Internet capacity

Comcast, Verizon, Say They're Itching to Fight Google, Apple

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Last last year Comcast and Verizon unveiled a whopper of a deal: Verizon would buy a big chunk of wireless spectrum Comcast wasn’t using. And the cable company and the telco would agree to market each others’ products, and create a joint venture that’s supposed to work on cool new...
Comcast, Verizon, Say They're Itching to Fight Google, Apple
Lights out for LightSquared? Startup considers filing for bankruptcy
AT&T pursuing Leap Wireless purchase for its spectrum?

Congresssional task force to study government's wireless spectrum use

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A House of Representatives task force was formed to see how the federal government can use its wireless spectrum more efficiently to free up excess airwaves for consumer services. [Read more]...
Congresssional task force to study government's wireless spectrum use

U.S. Cellular Reveals Additional LTE Markets, Expected To Go Live In 2H 2012

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While larger carriers like AT&T and Verizon duking it out to cover the country in LTE signal, it’s sometimes easy to forget that there are other contenders in the ring too. Case in point: U.S. Cellular, the nation’s sixth largest wireless provider, announced earlier today that they plan to light...
U.S. Cellular Reveals Additional LTE Markets, Expected To Go Live In 2H 2012

House bill to put government spectrum on auction block

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A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives puts pressure on the Defense Department and other government agencies to give up prime wireless spectrum for auction. [Read more]...
House bill to put government spectrum on auction block
Ouch: T-Mobile laying off 1,900 workers, more cuts to come

Verizon plans spectrum sale to win approval for cable deal

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Verizon Wireless said it would sell off some of its 700 MHz wireless spectrum if regulators approve its $3.6 billion bid to buy AWS spectrum from cable operators. [Read more]...
Verizon plans spectrum sale to win approval for cable deal
Mobile carrier CEOs verbally spar at CTIA roundtable

Small Cells and the Future of Wireless

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Small cells could play a big part in helping to deal with the demand for wireless spectrum. But what exactly are they? In a report presented this month, a presidential panel laid out a proposal for how the country could get more out of its radio spectrum, like embracing small...
Small Cells and the Future of Wireless

AT&T Buys Nextwave in Spectrum Push

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AT&T agreed to acquire Nextwave Wireless, a wireless technology firm that manages and maintains wireless spectrum licenses, for up to $50 million plus the repurchase of debt from bondholders....
AT&T Buys Nextwave in Spectrum Push

AT&T’s LTE network rolling out to 12 new areas starting next month

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AT&T has made things official this morning for twelve new locations getting access to its LTE network starting in April. The press release doesn’t give specifics for each location, but said Cleveland would get access “soon” with the rollout for the other cities starting next month and stretching into...
AT&T’s LTE network rolling out to 12 new areas starting next month

Verizon Wireless works FCC angle in T-Mobile deal

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Analysts say the Verizon spectrum swap with T-Mobile is all about the regulators and nudging the FCC to approve its $3.6 billion wireless spectrum buy. [Read more]...
Verizon Wireless works FCC angle in T-Mobile deal
Verizon CEO teases cable TV for mobile phones, if SpectrumCo deal goes through
Comcast reportedly prepping 305Mbps broadband to fight FiOS
T-Mobile asks FCC to block Verizon spectrum deal

Feds target 95 MHz of wireless spectrum for mobile broadband

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The NTIA says that 95 MHz of government wireless spectrum can be used for mobile broadband, but it proposes government agencies share spectrum with commercial users. [Read more]...
Feds target 95 MHz of wireless spectrum for mobile broadband

T-Mobile asks FCC to block spectrum sale to Verizon

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The company says, according to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission, that Verizon would receive an "excessive concentration" of wireless spectrum in the deal. [Read more]...
T-Mobile asks FCC to block spectrum sale to Verizon
T-Mobile seeks to block Verizon's spectrum deal with cable companies

Canada to Lift Foreign-Ownership Limits for Small Telecoms

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The Canadian government will lift long-held foreign-ownership restrictions in its telecommunications sector for smaller companies and auction new wireless spectrum. The move lifts the ownership restriction on companies with less than a 10% market share....
Canada to Lift Foreign-Ownership Limits for Small Telecoms
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