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CTIA lobbies US regulator over “white space” spectrum licensing

The US mobile organisation CTIA has appealed to the FCC, the US regulator, not to allow “white space” spectrum – the spectrum that sits between airwaves currently used by TV broadcasters – to be used on an unlicensed basis, reports the Washington Post.

US cable operators pull plug on mobile joint venture

A group of US cable operators have confirmed they are to wind down a mobile joint venture with US mobile operator Sprint Nextel amid speculation that they may be planning a new mobile strategy.

AT&T linked to US500M femtocell deal

AT&T – the largest mobile operator in the US with over 70 million subscribers – is reported to have signed a contract with UK startup ip.access for the supply of up to 7 million femtocells in a deal worth as much as US$500 million over five years.

Nokia’s first WiMAX device priced at up to US500

Nokia’s first WiMAX device – the N810 Internet Tablet – this week became available for pre-order from a number of US online retailers for between US$400-500.

Sprint at centre of spin-off, acquisition talk

Recent press reports suggest that Sprint is mulling a split with Nextel in a move that could pave the way for a takeover bid by Deutsche Telekom, parent of rival Sprint mobile operator T-Mobile USA.

Sprint, Clearwire confirm US WiMAX joint venture

Sprint and Clearwire have announced a joint venture for a national US WiMAX network reported to be valued at US$14.5 billion.

StarHub becomes latest femtocell fan

Singapore’s StarHub is the latest operator to show interest in the emerging femtocell sector, with a six-month user trial planned from next week.

Analysts question US WiMAX venture

The US$3.2 billion raised by a consortium of US companies this week to build a national WiMAX network – known as Clearwire but majority owned by Sprint – may not be anywhere near enough to cover total deployment costs, according to analysts quoted in an Unstrung report.

Intel acquires Swedish WiMAX spectrum

Intel emerged as one of the surprise winners in a Swedish 2.6GHz spectrum auction concluded this week, prompting speculation that the company could be planning to build a WiMAX network in the country.

Sprint and Clearwire take Q1 hit prior to JV

Sprint and Clearwire have both announced huge first-quarter losses, just days after confirming their high-profile planned WiMAX joint venture in the US.