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10 January 2013
| Kavit Majithia
By the end of 2012, it appeared the scene had been set for the US wireless market going into the New Year. As Richard Karpinski, senior analyst at Yankee Group, describes it: "We seemed to have settled in to a nice sort of equilibrium."
Verizon looked set to nurture its lead in LTE by increasing
its roll-out, with closest rival AT&T aggressively
competing to consolidate its position by closing a slew of
spectrum deals. Softbank-backed Sprint looked set to take
Clearwire, and in turn, its spectrum, while T-Mobile was to
increase presence and power through MetroPCS. A profitable year
all round, on all accounts.
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US carrier Sprint has unveiled tariff plans to offer consumers unlimited data for approximately $60 a month, giving the industry its cheapest data offering.
Japan’s NTT DoCoMo and Chinese vendor Huawei claim to have demonstrated a successful LTE trial over 5GHz unlicensed spectrum.
French vendor Alcatel-Lucent has partnered with service provider Pioneer Cellular to deploy a 4G LTE overlay network in the states of Oklahoma and Kansas in Midwestern US.
Australian operator Telstra has acquired Silicon Valley’s video platform company Ooyala for $270 million, in a bid to increase its presence in the digital media market.
T-Mobile US has declared its intentions to overtake Sprint as the third-largest operator in the US by the end of the year, CEO John Legere said on Twitter yesterday.
Q&A with Nicole Anderson, executive director of philanthropy at AT&T.