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Comcast: WiFi in Merger Mix with TWC

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 8th, 2014

Comcast confirmed that it’s weighing plans to create a nationwide WiFi network using its routers. Comcast filed its 180-page merger plan with the FCC detailing their proposed $45 billion Comcast-Time Warner merger. Comcast is the largest cable operator in the nation and Time Warner Cable is the second largest. On Tuesday, David Cohen, Executive VP […]

Qualcomm Sells Indian 4G Spectrum to Airtel

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2014

India’s Department of Telecoms has given Qualcomm permission to divest its remaining stake in 2.3 GHz spectrum to the local operator Bharti Airtel. Qualcomm paid $1.045 billion in the 2010 broadband auctions to obtain 20 MHz in the 2.3 GHz band in four major service areas of New Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala and Haryana. Qualcomm brought […]

Aerohive Networks Does IPO

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 28th, 2014

Enterprise Wi-Fi vendor Aerohive Networks debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, pricing its shares at $10 last night. The company raised its original target of $75 million through the initial public offering. Aerohive hotspots are different from the pack by not offering a hardware Wi-Fi controller, which would normally manage all of […]

Dish in Merger Talks with Sprint?

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 27th, 2014

Japan’s SoftBank is in talks with Dish Network on a fixed wireless broadband partnership, the chief executive officer of SoftBank told Reuters on Thursday. Dish, which has some 55 MHz of frequencies, mostly in the 2GHz, would likely use some of Clearwire’s 120 MHz of frequencies in the 2.6 GHz band. Dish, of course, is […]

FCC Boss Wheeler Pushes for 3.5 GHz Spectrum Sharing

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 25th, 2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his vision for how the commission will make the 3.5 GHz band open for wireless broadband use, speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Wheeler’s roadmap for moving forward is the 2012 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report (PCAST). The FCC chairman announced Monday that is he […]

Small Carriers Enter the Twilight Zone

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 20th, 2014

AT&T’s takeover of Leap Wireless (Cricket), approved last week by the FCC and the carriers, leaves U.S. Cellular and other regional carriers with an uncertain future, says Fierce Wireless. T-Mobile’s 2013 purchase of MetroPCS (9 million subscribers) and the AT&T purchase of Leap/Cricket Wireless this week (5.2 million subscribers), has taken out the 4th and […]