As much as T-Mobile wants to be an “uncarrier,” its network still depends on precious wireless spectrum. Now, the company is gearing up for its next big spectrum purchase.
Leave it to Amazon to explore something beyond mere cellular networks to get its devices online.
Dish Network said today that it would not make a new offer to buy Sprint Nextel, in time for the Tuesday deadline. Instead, Dish will focus on its attentions on wireless provider Clearwire. This is the latest event in the never-ending Sprint-Dish-Clearwire-SoftBank saga that is more dramatic than a soap opera.
The President issued a memorandum today to expand the availability of spectrum and bolster America’s leadership in wireless innovation. He mandated that Federal agencies free up a significant portion of wireless spectrum so that it can be used by individuals and businesses.
Yup, that T-Mobile/MetroPCS deal is officially happening.
The battle for wireless spectrum in the U.S. is getting more complicated by the day.
Clearwire’s fate is beginning to resemble a daytime soap opera.
What comes after LTE? Europe’s digital chief, Neelie Kroes, is determined to find out.
Good news, everyone! Your frequently crappy cell phone signal should be improving soon.
This deal comes at the conclusion of Verizon’s huge spectrum-buying spree.
The AT&T spectrum shopping spree continues.
How bad is the spectrum crunch? Bad enough that wireless service provider rivals will make billion-dollar, last minute bids to obtain more of it.
More spectrum for AT&T means better LTE service for AT&T’s customers.
Sprint won’t have to fret about spectrum for 4G LTE after this.
AT&T will spend $14 billion over the next three years on wireline and wireless network improvements, with a clear goal of covering 300 million Americans with 4G LTE data by the end of 2014.
Sprint has agreed to acquire Midwestern spectrum and half a million customers from U.S. Cellular in a deal worth $480 million.
It looks like Google and Microsoft might be getting into the wireless network business — at least in the U.K.
Federal Communications Committee has approved a deal that will see Verizon purchase a portion of wireless spectrum from a handful of big cable television providers.
By gaining approval from the Justice Department, Verizon has passed another hurdle to make its cable spectrum deal a reality.
Verizon may be close to sealing its spectrum deal with major cable companies, say sources close to the company’s negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission.
Echoing the sentiments of its competitors, AT&T today discussed the growing need for more wireless spectrum in the US and criticized the FCC’s inability to open up more spectrum, in its fourth quarter earnings call.
After conspicuously losing its bid to acquire T-Mobile, AT&T is still out in the cold when it comes to wireless spectrum. But a new report says the telecom company could now buy Dish Network at a considerable premium to obtain its highly coveted spectrum.
Sure, AT&T’s grand plan to take over T-Mobile has fallen on its face, but at least the company now has more spectrum available for its budding 4G LTE network, thanks to government approval for a deal announced last year.
The dust is settling from yesterday’s news that AT&T has given up its T-Mobile acquisition plans, and it turns out even a failed merger is quite expensive.
T-Mobile certainly won’t be lacking in suitors if AT&T’s $39 billion acquisition falls through. Dish Network is interested in partnering with T-Mobile for a wireless network of its own, if AT&T can’t seal the deal, Dish CEO Joseph Clayton said in an interview today.
Mobile broadband startup LightSquared’s GPS interference troubles aren’t over yet. The company’s LTE network has been found to disrupt 75 percent of GPS devices in a government test, Bloomberg reports.
In a bid to shore up its 4G wireless network, Verizon has agreed to buy 122 wireless services licenses from Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, the company announced today.
Wholesale wireless network provider LightSquared will move the launch of its wireless network to a new block of spectrum after tests showed its current network plans interfered with GPS-enabled devices, the company announced Thursday.
Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski said today he is hopeful that the government will be able to reallocate spectrum to satisfy the insatiable appetite for mobile broadband capacity.