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SBA: Tower consolidation will come via sales from carriers

HOLLYWOOD BEACH, Fla.--Further consolidation in the U.S. cell tower market will come from carriers choosing to sell non-core wireless tower assets and not from tie-ups between publicly traded tower companies, according to SBA Communications CEO Jeffrey Stoops.

AT&T expects to launch first VoLTE smartphone this year

HOLLYWOOD BEACH, Fla.--AT&T Mobility expects to launch its first Voice over LTE smartphone by the end of the year as a prelude to a wider VoLTE deployment in 2014, according to a senior AT&T executive.

Sprint to use bandwidth aggregation, MIMO and CoMP to handle LTE traffic

HOLLYWOOD BEACH, Fla.--Sprint CTO Stephen Bye said there is no "silver bullet" in terms of what the carrier and its peers are doing to architect their networks to handle increased mobile data.

What will put the connected car market in the driver's seat?

The wireless industry is seemingly full ideas for the next "billion-dollar opportunity." Think of the Internet of Things, mobile wallets and payments, cloud computing and so forth. One of the most appealing has been the connected car. It's still a fairly hazy concept but I think it's a market that is bound to take off.  

Wireless broadband network investments will create 1.2M jobs over 5 years, report says

Private investment in U.S. wireless broadband infrastructure promises to catalyze economic growth and employment over the next five years, according to a new report released by trade association PCIA. However, the association warned that fulfillment of that promise requires foresight from the FCC and local zoning authorities.

Dish's Ergen: We'll need more spectrum

ORLANDO, Fla.--Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen said his company will eventually need to get access to more than its 40 MHz of 2 GHz S-band spectrum if it wants to compete with the likes of Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility.

Crown Castle sees $2.4B T-Mobile tower purchase as long-term capacity play

ORLANDO, Fla.--Crown Castle CEO Ben Moreland said the company's decision to buy the rights to 7,200 of T-Mobile USA's towers for $2.4 billion was an effort to boost Crown's tower presence in dense urban markets where carriers' capacity needs will be greatest in the years ahead.

Dish's Ergen could confront FCC's Genachowski at PCIA show

ORLANDO, Fla.--Dish Network Chairman Charles Ergen and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will each give keynote speeches here tomorrow at the PCIA wireless infrastructure conference, and both are expected to sound familiar themes about their wireless priorities. 

PCIA's Adelstein looks to build on infrastructure policy successes

Jonathan Adelstein, the newly minted president and CEO of wireless infrastructure trade association PCIA, said his main priority is making sure the policy victories the group has achieved in recent years turn into measurable progress for the industry.

This industry win on tower siting is primed for debate

The payroll tax extension law that was signed into law in February contained a multitude of wireless industry components, including plans for spectrum auctions and the allocation of 700 MHz D-block