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Which Princess Will Kiss This ‘Leap’ Frog?

…and will it turn into a prince? Sprint Nextel has initiated project leapfrog with Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, and Samsung to upgrade its network to LTE while also removing iDEN base stations and fully utilizing its 800MHz spectrum. This three year project is designed to leave Sprint with a competitive, nationwide LTE network while reducing operating costs. Could leapfrog also include the integration of a partner’s network? The evolution of Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO) antennas plus the…

5 Reasons to Attend CTIA 2011

Everyone likes a party, and CTIA provides ample opportunities for festive networking.  Yet shrinking margins have lead to a downturn in wireless carriers attending industry events and many vendors and investment professionals have followed suit.  Nevertheless, 2011 may be year to come back. LightSquared will announce…something.  The talk on the street is about a Radio Access Network (RAN) sharing with Sprint.  Most speculation centers around a simple space sharing agreement, but new technologies (see below) and…

The NFL Labor Dispute: A Wireless Analogy

As a NLF fan, I am following the current labor dispute with great interest and angst.  Of course, I view everything through a wireless industry lens, so I decided to have have some fun and explore the NFL dispute as an analogy for the wireless industry. The Analogy:  The NFL Owners and Players have reached an impasse over their respective shares of TV revenues and ticket sales.  Similarly, wireless carriers and tower companies are squabbling over appropriate…