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LightSquared & Sprint:The New Odd Couple

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Bloomberg reported June 18 that Sprint and LightSquared finally ink the highly anticipated Radio Access Network (RAN) share pact. This agreement should signal the start of the Sprint Network Vision upgrade program as well as an acceleration in the LightSquared network deployment. The value of the deal is estimated at $20 billion over 15 years which explains why the parties have taken their time to get the agreement done correctly.  This pact pares a conservative Sprint…

Carriers Making Friends in Low Places

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

From the very start of the wireless service industry, the carriers sought to build tall towers to broad cast their analog radio signals as far as possible.  With few if any users, the carrier sought to cover their licensed areas with as few towers as possible.  Carriers even gave their landlords free phones and service as part of their rent payments. As the 2G digital technologies like CDMA and GSM along with the first smart phones and…

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