How Sprint Nextel Is Positioning To Win Market Share

By:  Virginia Butala

In exchange for new capital of $8.0 billion and an additional $12.1 billion to be distributed to shareholders, SoftBank will acquire a 70% ownership interest in a new entity known as New Sprint.

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FCC Releases White Paper On Mobile Broadband Spectrum Challenges

By:  Virginia Butala

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission published a White Paper on February 26, 2013 addressing the challenges facing the United States and many other countries as they try to keep up with mobile broadband demand.  The paper primarily outlined the opportunities and challenges in freeing up both licensed and unlicensed spectrum for mobile broadband.

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The FCC’s Drive For More Spectrum

By:  Smartcomm

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it will be seeking to add more bandwidth available for mobile broadband thereby increasing the spectrum space that is currently being offered to carriers by 2015.

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Sprint iDEN Replacement Hits Million Customer Mark

By:  Smartcomm

Sprint in a September announcement declared that its push-to-talk service that is replacing its iDEN network has reached more than 1 million customers.

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LTE Network Growth

By:  Smartcomm

A new report from Mobidata and Informa Telecoms and Media explains that LTE adoption is enabling smartphone owners to use high-volume applications on LTE networks instead of being restricted to Wi-Fi. The rapid growth of LTE deployment as well as 4G enabled devices is creating a surge in data usage.

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FCC Expected to Approve Verizon/SpectrumCo Deal

By:  Smartcomm

As blogged about in the past, Verizon Wireless has been trying to purchase AWS spectrum from a group of cable companies, awaiting approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). According to the Wall Street Journal, the deal is headed for approval in the next few weeks, after all parties agree to satisfy antitrust concerns.

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Verizon to Pay US Treasury $1.25 Million

By:  Smartcomm

Have you ever used your 4G LTE smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot to get service on your laptop or other device? Of course! Why not, right? It's called "tethering." It allows subscribers to use their phone as a wireless modem for another Wi-Fi enabled device.

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LTE in 33 More Markets

By:  Smartcomm

Verizon Wireless was the first carrier to launch LTE and has stayed ahead of the game, consistently. According to CNET, Verizon launched 4G LTE in 33 new markets yesterday, which will bring its grand total to 337 markets. It still plans to reach its goal of 400 markets by the end of 2012.

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Sprint Finally Launches LTE

By:  Smartcomm

It's official. Earlier this week Sprint announced that it has deployed LTE in a total of 15 cities scattered throughout Texas, Missouri and Georgia.

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Spectrum Concerns

By:  Smartcomm

The explosion in demand for wireless bandwidth, due to the popularity of tablets and smartphones, has created a need for spectrum supply for future use.

In Chicago, AT&T has a problem with its service. The company upgraded its network in the windy city to LTE, which is supposed to offer must faster download speeds.

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