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FCC wants to wrap up its Sprint-Clearwire review

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Thursday said the agency's review of the Sprint Nextel and Clearwire joint venture is one of the top-priority items it has to deal with during the remaining months of the

FCC to review wireless mergers by year-end

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said yesterday that the agency will try to finish its review of Verizon's pending acquisition of Alltel as well as Sprint Nextel's joint venture with Clearwire by year-end.

Sprint sells towers to TowerCo then signs lease deal

Concluding that it's a better idea to lease than own, Sprint Nextel has finalized the sale of about 3,080 towers to TowerCo for an estimated $670 million in cash. The sale may be final, but the

Japan's SoftBank to launch 3G femtocells in January

The wireless industry, expecting femtocells to usher in another market for products and services and eager to get that ball rolling, now knows where to look for the next femtocell deployment: Japan.

PBT earns backhaul role for Sprint's Xohm

Provider backbone transport (PBT, also call provider backbone bridging, or PBB) has had a tough year, going from being a much-hyped technology at the beginning of 2008, to being shunned by BT and

Xohm adds more backhaul

Sprint inked a deal with Ciena Corp. to use the company's carrier Ethernet platform as one of the backhaul solutions for its 4G WiMAX network, Xohm. The company said that it's focused on Ciena's

Sprint's CEO Dan Hesse back as a pitchman

To boost its faltering subscriber base, Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse has returned as a pitchman for the carrier, explaining in a new commercial how customers can have their phones configured for them

Jabber punches up Cisco's UC effort

Cisco Systems has agreed to acquire Jabber, a highly-regarded developer of presence technology and messaging applications that had lured previous investments from France Telecom, Intel and others.

Rumor mill: Sprint will launch Xohm Oct. 6

Sprint has been promising it would launch its Xohm mobile WiMAX service in Baltimore by the fourth quarter this year, and with that time frame rapidly approaching, some Xohm launch details appear to

Big is better in a slumping economy

The spiraling economy, while it doesn't favor anyone, will do the least harm to bigger telecommunications players, according to analyst Craig Moffett at Sanford Bernstein. Companies like AT&T and