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Sprint CNO John Saw was the Spark to Ignite 4G World and Tower/Small Cell Summit

Sprint CNO John Saw was the Spark to Ignite 4G World and Tower/Small Cell Summit

Dr. John Saw has been on the job as Chief Network Officer at Sprint for nearly six months and he is frequently asked about his goals for the Sprint network. His answer is really quite simple – to build and run America’s best wireless network….

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Best of 4G World and Tower/Small Cell Summit Awards Recognize Technical Innovation, Breakthrough Technology and Business Case Enhancement

Best of 4G World and Tower/Small Cell Summit Awards Recognize Technical Innovation, Breakthrough Technology and Business Case Enhancement

As announced during Super-Mobility Week, Dali Wireless received the Best of Tower & Small Cell Summit Award and Saguna Networks won the Best of 4G World Award. These awards recognize exhibitors who have made the most significant contributions to the wireless technology industry, including major…

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Don’t Count Iliad Out in its Campaign for T-Mobile USA –  Deutsche Telekom is a Motivated Seller

Don’t Count Iliad Out in its Campaign for T-Mobile USA – Deutsche Telekom is a Motivated Seller

Just a few weeks after Sprint and Softbank abandoned their bid for T-Mobile USA, Deutsche Telekom has lowered the hurdle for those seeing to acquire T-Mobile. The Sprint/Softbank proposal has been estimated at $40 per share that would value T-Mobile USA at roughly $32 billion….

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Voice over Wi-Fi – Taqua Acquisition of Kineto Wireless to Deliver End-to-End VoWiFi Solution

Voice over Wi-Fi – Taqua Acquisition of Kineto Wireless to Deliver End-to-End VoWiFi Solution

Taqua’s acquisition of Kineto Wireless, announced today, should allow the combined company to deliver the industry’s first and only end-to-end VoWiFi solution that is proven, fully integrated and scalable. This VoWiFi solution should allow mobile operators and broadband ISPs to quickly deploy a Wi-Fi Calling…

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FCC Gets its Wish Fulfilled –  Sprint and T-Mobile Kick off 4G Price Wars that Could Draw in AT&T and Verizon Wireless

FCC Gets its Wish Fulfilled – Sprint and T-Mobile Kick off 4G Price Wars that Could Draw in AT&T and Verizon Wireless

The collapse of the Sprint and T-Mobile merger has caused a sharp and quick turnaround in the relationship between the two carriers, resulting in an aggressive battle for customers. Now that Sprint and T-Mobile USA have walked away from their merger talks, they have launched…

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4G Wireless Broadband to  Transform Emerging Market Economies in Latin America

4G Wireless Broadband to Transform Emerging Market Economies in Latin America

With the current focus on expanding Mobile Broadband Networks and services in mature markets, many operators are leveraging 4G technology to provide essential Broadband Internet services in Emerging Markets. These operators are looking to leverage TD-LTE and WiMAX Advanced technologies along with Wi-Fi to connect…

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Net Neutrality: How Sponsored Data Plans Would Promote Competition on the ‘Edge’

Net Neutrality: How Sponsored Data Plans Would Promote Competition on the ‘Edge’

I’ve previously explained how the theory of ‘gatekeeper control’ underlying the FCC’s 2010 approach to Net Neutrality is applicable to any Internet intermediary that is capable of blocking, degrading, or favoring particular Internet services, applications, or content — a category of ‘non-ISP gatekeepers’ that includes…

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Wireless Net Neutrality:  Of Selective Memory and Blind Tenacity

Wireless Net Neutrality: Of Selective Memory and Blind Tenacity

In 2010, the now overturned FCC Open Internet Order specified various exceptions from the newly enacted Net Neutrality rules for mobile service providers that allowed them to reasonably manage their network traffic. While mobile bandwidth capacity has expanded since then, the problems with managing capacity…

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Is it Finally Time for the Telecom Tower Industry to Focus on Small Cell Deployment in the US?

Is it Finally Time for the Telecom Tower Industry to Focus on Small Cell Deployment in the US?

I attended the Wells Fargo 2014 Small Cell Symposium to take a deep dive on small cell technology as “the next big thing” in the evolution of wireless infrastructure and the telecom tower industry. It seemed like a good time to do reality check on…

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After Abandoning its Bid for T-Mobile USA, Sprint Names New CEO Marcelo Claure to Replace Dan Hesse

After Abandoning its Bid for T-Mobile USA, Sprint Names New CEO Marcelo Claure to Replace Dan Hesse

Last week Sprint announced the end of its Odyssey to acquire T-Mobile USA and replaced Dan Hesse as it CEO effective August 11, 2014. Hesse has led the third largest US mobile operator since 2007 and is expected to receive a severance package exceeding $40…

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