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Dish, nTelos aim to launch fixed TD-LTE network in July, later than expected

Dish Network and Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless are close to launching a trial network for fixed wireless TD-LTE service. The companies hope to add commercial users to the network in July, later than they initially expected when the plans for the trials were first unveiled last fall.

Judge tosses out LightSquared's latest bankruptcy plan

Bankrupt wireless firm LightSquared and Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen face court-ordered mediation if they can't figure out their differences over LightSquared's restructuring, a federal bankruptcy court judge ruled.

Dish's Ergen leaves door open for T-Mobile deal if a Sprint/T-Mobile effort fails

Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen reiterated his decision not to get into a bidding war with Sprint over T-Mobile US, but indicated that he would be ready to move if Sprint tried to make a bid for T-Mobile and failed.

CCA's Berry expects strong participation from smaller carriers in 600 MHz auction

Competitive Carriers Association President Steve Berry said he is confident that next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast spectrum will draw wide participation from smaller carriers and that the auction will be successful.

Lowenstein's View: Can wireless compete in broadband?

SoftBank CEO Masayashi Son, in a Washington tour in March, implied that one of his key goals for Sprint is to become a competitive alternative in broadband, not just wireless. DISH's efforts to enter the mobile space are also predicated on using wireless as a way of offering some form of home broadband service--a key missing link in its residential offerings.

With 2.5 GHz, Sprint won't have much wiggle room in FCC's new spectrum screen

Spectrum controlled by Sprint represents the bulk of the airwaves the FCC is expected to add to its so-called spectrum screen, potentially inhibiting any deal between Sprint and T-Mobile US.

FCC to add Sprint, Dish spectrum to spectrum screen

In a blow to Sprint and Dish Network, the FCC plans to add much of their respective spectrum portfolios to its so-called spectrum screen, which will bring more scrutiny to any future spectrum transaction they engage in.

Artemis conducting pCell tests using Dish's spectrum in San Francisco area

Artemis Networks, the startup behind the pCell technology for enhancing network capacity, is using spectrum controlled by Dish Network to conduct wireless tests in the San Francisco Bay Area.

AT&T warns it might skip 600 MHz incentive auction due to FCC's proposed restrictions

AT&T warned that it would have to "reevaluate" whether it would participate in the FCC's planned incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum if the FCC places restrictions on how much spectrum it could purchase.

Report: FCC's planned incentive auction rules would set aside spectrum for smaller carriers

The FCC is contemplating a plan that would reserve for smaller carriers a chunk of the spectrum to be auctioned in next year's planned incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, according to a  Re/code  report.