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Dish's Ergen: Carriers would be committing strategic 'malpractice' if they don't look at our spectrum

Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen said that wireless carriers would "strategically commit malpractice" if they did not take a look at Dish's vast spectrum trove and try to do something with it. However, Ergen also indicated that Dish likely will not strike any kind of deal related to its airwaves before the start of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, in which Dish might take part.

Verizon's Shammo throws cold water on licensing Dish's spectrum

Verizon Wireless does not feel a need to strike a deal with Dish Network, to get access to its mid-band wireless spectrum, according to a senior Verizon executive. The comments from Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo at an investor conference could cool speculation that a deal for Verizon to lease Dish's airwaves is imminent.

Analysts: Comcast, Charter, Dish and Google might bid in 600 MHz auction- but won't be building out networks

Next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum might attract bids from companies that are not wireless carriers, including Comcast, Charter Communications, Dish Network and Google, financial and industry analysts said. However, the analysts also said that even if these wild card players do win spectrum, they likely will not be looking to build out wireless networks of their own.

T-Mobile criticizes Dish over AWS-3 license defaults, says Dish should be barred from bidding again on those licenses

T-Mobile US told the FCC that the agency prohibit Dish Network and its designated entity partners from bidding in the future on AWS-3 licenses on which the Dish DEs "selectively" defaulted. T-Mobile also wants the FCC to consider Dish and the Dish DEs "former defaulters," requiring them to provide 50 percent greater upfront payment if they want to participate in the upcoming 600 MHz incentive auction. 

Verizon is running out of spectrum but could get escape hatch by leasing Dish's airwaves, analysts say

Verizon Wireless is going to run out of spectrum over the next few years but could get a lifeline if it strikes a spectrum leasing agreement with Dish Network, according to a report from analysts at New Street Research.

Verizon's Shammo: We'll be in the 600 MHz auction, but more interested in high-band spectrum like AWS

Verizon Communications plans to participate in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, but the company is more interested in acquiring higher-band spectrum for capacity, according to a senior Verizon executive.

T-Mobile seen as favorite to win spectrum in 600 MHz auction, but smaller carriers likely to jump in as well

T-Mobile US is seen as the carrier with the clearest shot to acquiring spectrum in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV airwaves, especially now that Sprint has decided not to participate. However, dozens of smaller carriers that are members of the Competitive Carriers Association are still likely to participate and try to grab spectrum-- it's just not clear at this point how many ultimately will.

What burning questions do Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon need to answer during the Q3 earnings season?

To get you ready for the third-quarter earnings conference calls, here are the most pressing questions I think the top executives at Tier 1 carriers need to answer over the next few weeks.

AT&T pushes FCC to deter 600 MHz auction defaults

As the wireless industry barrels ahead toward the start of the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum in March, AT&T, T-Mobile US and other industry players are telling the FCC to make sure their particular concerns get addressed.

Wireless in the third quarter of 2015

How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2015? In this earnings summary, we list results from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.