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Canada's own AWS-3 auction will try, again, to grow a fourth wireless carrier

Neither Canada's nor the U.S.' attempt to foster new wireless competition from the sale of AWS-3 frequencies ever amounted to much. What's the Canadian for, "Try, try again?"

China Mobile could be looking to buy US carrier

China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier in terms of subscribers, could be looking to acquire a U.S.-based carrier to gain a foothold in the lucrative U.S. market.

FCC to auction 10 MHz in H block for mobile broadband use

The Federal Communications Commission plans to auction 10 megahertz of spectrum in the H block to wireless carriers for mobile broadband services on Jan. 14, the agency announced Friday.

Solving the spectrum crisis: The federal government giveth, then taketh back

We face a transformative moment in the history of commercial communications. After nearly 80 years of licensing bands of radio frequencies in small increments, often at nominal cost to the licensor, the FCC has run out of new spectrum, at least within bands current technology can effectively use.

LightSquared challenges FCC ruling to deny operation, cites Fifth Amendment

LightSquared, the Reston, Va. company that had planned to create a nationwide 4G LTE wholesale data network until its operations plans were denied by the Federal Communications Commission, has filed

SPOTLIGHT: 700Mhz auction reaches finale

It's been a long and winding road but the FCC's 700Mhz spectrum auction has finally reached its thrilling conclusion. As expected, Verizon Wireless is the big winner, taking home that highly-coveted

Could the 700Mhz auction be a bust?

The 700Mhz auction hasn't gotten off to an auspicious start: Presumed public-safety bidder Frontline closed up shot before things got off the ground, unable to put together the table stakes for an

A year-end look at the future of wireless

We've reached the end of 2007, and now it's time to look ahead to what we'll see in the wireless marketplace for the coming year. According to a panel of experts, some of the factors controlling news

What the auction holds for Google

Google is ready to make its 700 Mhz bid, but what will winning the auction (if a Google win actually happens) do

Google will make 700 Mhz bid

It's time for the rumors to stop and, well, for the new rumors to begin. It's finally confirmed--Google will take part in the