Sprint and T-Mobile look set to join forces in the coming amidst a telecommunications industry shakeup that will pit them against the juggernauts that are Verizon and AT&T. Is it such a good idea? Definitely, says this writer.
It is no secret that the rate of Hispanic-owned businesses and entrepreneurs are growing in the United States, but a reason why some firms struggle appear to be lack of wireless technology understanding.
The FCC may be on the front pages for its take on net neutrality but agency regulators quietly voted in a rule Thursday for the 2015 spectrum auction that has major telecom companies AT&T and Verizon steamed. Why? They won't be able to buy as much spectrum as they'd probably like.
A proposed rule that would reserve certain amounts of low frequency spectrums for smaller carriers at the 2015 FCC spectrum auction continues to come under fire from carriers AT&T and Verizon. Sprint and T-Mobile, they say, have chosen to dig themselves into their current holes and shouldn't get crutches.
The Federal Communications Commission just divulged some of their plans to free up wireless spectrum in the U.S. If successful, the FCC's plan will allow for more open airwaves that could lead to better WiFi, Bluetooth, and wireless broadband innovation, but setting it up is not an easy task.
A major wireless spectrum auction next year is set to shake up the wireless industry, and it could provide Sprint and its parent company, Japan-based SoftBank Corp., with a case for acquiring fellow carrier T-Mobile amidst concerns of further market consolidation.