USA Wireless News
In previous wireless generations, the US lagged behind Europe and Japan, partly because it was split between two standards, CDMA and GSM. In 4G, the position is reversed, with Sprint/Clearwire and Verizon Wireless among the first carriers to adopt the new technologies. The US operators are converging around LTE, and despite consolidation among the carriers – most recently AT&T’s bid for T-Mobile USA – there are also signs of new competition, from newcomers like LightSquared and Clearwire. The US, however, has seen its position as the largest mobile user base usurped by China, and has lost most of its wireless infrastructure industry with the acquisitions of Lucent, Nortel and Motorola Networks. Conversely, its device makers and web players have led the charge to the new breed of smartphones and mobile internet services, with Apple, Google, Motorola and Microsoft particularly important.
The merry-go-round of US mobile operators continues, this time with Dish Network mounting a $25.5bn bid for Sprint, to counter Softbank's offer for a 70% holding. Dish has been competing with Sprint f ...
- DT in talks with Dish and Sprint?
- Dish will sell spectrum if fails to find partner
- Dish's Clearwire bid maybe indirect path to Sprint
- Dish gets FCC nod, opens doors for partners
22 May, 2013
Surprise windfall for Clearwire as Sprint tops Dish's rival offer, even as it opens confidential books to the satellite firm
20 May, 2013
While shareholders want the proceeds of a deal in their pockets, analysts urge cellco to invest in growth markets
16 May, 2013
US carrier under pressure to open up its detailed books to its suitor, which is close to its target of $9.3bn in financing
7 May, 2013
Despite shareholders concerns and rival offer from Dish, operator believes Sprint represents best of limited choices
3 May, 2013
Nook tablets will now feature full access to Google Play, ignoring ties with B&N's digital partner Microsoft
1 May, 2013
Agency won't confirm yet, but veteran wireless executive, lobbyist and entrepreneur is reported to be Obama's choice
- New Intel chief shakes up mobile activity - 22 May, 2013
- Vodafone suffers first ever annual revenue decline - 21 May, 2013
- Aruba buys Meridian for indoor venue smarts - 20 May, 2013
- Google promises to address fragmentation - 17 May, 2013