Apple’s Cook: We don’t need to be a wireless carrier

Apple’s CEO Cook noted that most of Apple’s business occurs outside the United States. ”Owning something just in the U.S. would not have great value in our total worldwide footprint,” he said. “I really think that guys that have it know a lot more about it.  Read more….

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LightSquared: Icahn sells holdings, company keeps battling default

LightSquared has gained room in negotiations to avoid defaulting on 1.6 billion debt, Read more…

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Sprint confirms use of iDEN spectrum for LTE by 2014

Sprint customers will not have to wait until 2014 to experience LTE connectivity; the cellco’s 4G network is set to launch in Dallas, Atlanta, Houston and San Antonio and Read more….

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Sprint ends network-hosting deal with LightSquared, will repay $65M

The termination of the deal was expected after regulators at the FCC effectively blocked LightSquared from launching its network.  Read more…

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Infonetics: Small cells taking off, femtos leaving home

About 83 percent of mobile operators interviewed by Infonetics said they had deployed small cell, with the rest indicating they would do so this year.  Read more…

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How the iPhone Zapped Carriers

Why is the U.S. wireless industry in such straits, as shown by AT&T Inc.’s crucial but failed plan to buy T-Mobile USA?  Read more…

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Sprint’s stock plunges following LTE strategy conference

Investors and analysts reacted with a mix of disappointment and frustration to Sprint Nextel’s (NYSE:S) 4G strategy conference Friday, sending the company’s stock down, with one analyst calling Sprint currently “un-investable.”

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Where does T-Mobile go from here for 4G?

If AT&T is unable to sucessfully close the deal, it will be forced to cough up cash, spectrum and roaming agreements worth a total of $6 billion.  In that scenario, where will T-Mobile go for 4G?  Read more at http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/where-does-t-mobile-go-here-4g/2011-09-01?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal.

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The effect of the U.S. debt downgrade on wireless

Wireless companies are not immune to the pain, as they are suffering their share of what many predict is the beginning of another recession.   The RCR Wireless News Stock Index highlights how vulnerable the mobile industry is and the precarious positon it could find itself in for years to come.  Read More at http://www.rcrwireless.com/article/20110808/FACILITATORS/110809947/1114/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=item&utm_campaign=rss&elq=4dcc79fc31d14c6ba0f3b4c56ff708ea&elqCampaignId=199

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What are your thoughts on the AT&T/T-Mobile deal?

Public interest groups opposed to the AT&T purchase of T-Mobile continue to press the FCC to hold public hearings.   Public hearings for mergers and acquisitions are rare, but do you thing the FCC should allow it in this case?  Read More at http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/public-interest-groups-press-fcc-hold-public-hearings-attt-mobile-deal/2011-06-29?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal.

How do you think this could impact cell site property owners?

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