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Analysts: Sprint, T-Mobile ditched H Block to focus on other spectrum, avoid Dish complications

In the span of 48 hours this week executives from both Sprint  and T-Mobile US declared that their companies will not participate in the Jan. 22 auction of the 1900 MHz PCS H Block, leaving Dish Network  the most likely winner of the spectrum. Analysts said the two carriers are avoiding the H Block auction because they want to focus on their existing spectrum holdings and wait for other upcoming auctions, as well as a  avoid complications with Dish and its chairman, Charlie Ergen.

Sprint abandons pursuit of H Block spectrum

Sprint stunned the market and said it will not participate in the Jan. 22 auction of the 1900 MHz PCS H Block. The news surprised the industry because Sprint owns spectrum directly adjacent to the H Block and was considered a key contender for the spectrum.

T-Mobile rules out H Block auction, willing to buy spectrum from 'a private party'

T-Mobile US indicated it will not participate in the Jan. 22 auction of the 1900 MHz PCS H Block, but said it is still shopping for more spectrum from an unnamed private company.

Dish's Ergen leaves door open to deal with T-Mobile, other wireless options

Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen said his goal was to keep the company's wireless options open, but again did not rule out a merger or partnership with T-Mobile US, which itself is on the hunt for more spectrum.

T-Mobile to raise $1.8B in stock sale, could use funds to buy spectrum

T-Mobile US said it plans to sell new shares in a move that could raise as much as $1.8 billion. The company could use the cash to acquire spectrum in upcoming auctions.

AT&T, Dish, CCA cheer FCC's official stamp on 700 MHz interoperability deal

The FCC approved an order to implement a 700 MHz interoperability solution that will eventually give smaller carriers access to the same 700 MHz LTE devices AT&T now uses.

They said what??!? Top wireless executive quotes of 2013

It's no secret that the vast majority of what wireless executives say in public is not surprising. Usually  it's a recitation of phrases, talking points and ideas they have made in the past that they are simply reinforcing.  However, every once in a while, in an interview or unguarded moment, wireless executives can let loose a whopper.

Dish, nTelos to launch commercial fixed LTE service in early 2014

Dish Network and Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless will commercially deploy a fixed TD-LTE broadband service in four markets in Virginia in early 2014. The companies could expand their partnership beyond that, depending on how the trial goes, according to nTelos CEO James Hyde.

Wireless in the third quarter of 2013

How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2013? Check here throughout the third-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers,...

Dish shareholder sues Ergen; LightSquared spectrum auction set for Nov. 25

An entity controlled by Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen was selected as the lead bidder in an auction for LightSquared's spectrum assets with a $2.2 billion bid, as a bankruptcy court judge set the dates and rules for the auction of LightSquared's assets. Meanwhile, an investor has sued Ergen for his role in using a hedge fund to buy LightSquared's debt, which has made him LightSquared's biggest creditor with more than $1 billion in secured debt.