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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.
Colorado-based satellite provider Dish Network has other
ideas. Its unsolicited bid for...
A top consultancy firm has backed the validity of spectrum auctions, despite Capacity’s recent Confidence, Innovation and Leadership (CIL) survey reporting that a staggering 60% of operators were losing faith in the process.
Eric Cevis, Verizon’s new president of global wholesale, has been tasked with leading the struggling segment back to growth. Is he up to the challenge?
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