Dish’s IoT Network May Not Satisfy FCC’s Buildout Requirements

Dish’s plan to build a network for the Internet of Things may not satisfy the Federal Communications Commission’sfeatured

All Sides Must Benefit from a Sprint/T-Mobile Merger, Source Says

All sides need to benefit if T-Mobile, owned by Deutsche Telekom, decided once again to attempt a merger between the US wireless carrier and Sprint, owned by SoftBank, said a high rankingfeatured

Sprint/T-Mobile Expected to Announce Merger in Next Two Weeks

Media chatter regarding a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile has quieted, but negotiations intently continue,featured

A Sprint/T-Mobile Tie-Up Faces High Regulatory Hurdles

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Following months of speculation, T-Mobile and Sprint appear set to announce a deal to unite, with a statement potentially coming as soon asfeatured

Sprint’s Preferred Partner Is A Cable Company

Sprint is mulling a number of options with a number of parties, but the No.4 US wireless carrier’s ideal partnerfeatured

SoftBank Still Believed a Bidder in FCC Spectrum Auction

SoftBank is still believed to be a bidder in the incentive auction sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission, said two sector bankers. SoftBank will likely purchase small or modest swaths of spectrum, said the first banker. “It won’t be a big buyer.”featured

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FCC Expected to Announce Bidders for Spectrum Shortly

Updated March 11, 12:13pm – Within the next week or so, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce the names of wireless carriers bidding for spectrum in the incentive auction, two sector bankers told CTFN. The announcement will “probably” be made next week, according to the first banker, who said that the agency has … Read Morepublic

SoftBank Expected to Participate in Upcoming Spectrum Auction

SoftBank is rumored to be participating in the upcoming auction of broadcast spectrum to wireless carriers, two sector bankers told CTFN. SoftBank might acquire the spectrum by setting up a new company, which later sells or swaps it as it sees fit, the first banker said. SoftBank announced on March 7 that it would split … Read Morefeatured

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FCC’s Incentive Auction May Face Muted Demand

The Federal Communications Commission’s upcoming auction of spectrum owned by broadcasters – intended to be acquired by the agency and then re-sold to  wireless carriers – is fraught with uncertainties and could be met with muted demand, said two sector bankers and two broadcasting sources. Most of the uncertainties have to do with the unusual … Read Morefeatured

SoftBank Investments into Sprint to Continue

SoftBank’s continued investments into Sprint through the use of creative vehicles and off balance sheet financing may “not necessarily be small,” said a source familiar with the matter. Sprint, the wireless telecom carrier based in Overland Park, Kansas, is in the midst of a liquidity crunch as it struggles against bigger and more nimble competitors.  … Read Morefeatured


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