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Sprint, T-Mobile, Dish and others urge FCC's Wheeler to let them get 600 MHz spectrum

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has been on the job for barely two weeks, but Sprint, T-Mobile US, Dish Network and other smaller carriers are already lobbying him to ensure rules that let them get access to 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum in the forthcoming incentive auctions.

Analysis: Airline merger opens door to still-unlikely Sprint/T-Mobile deal

The Department of Justice's proposed settlement allowing American Airlines and US Airways to merge has sparked speculation that the Obama administration might allow a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile US before the next president takes office. However, there are formidable barriers to such a deal, including the administration's own wireless priorities.

Dish Network, Sprint push FCC to implement rules for 600 MHz spectrum auction

In today's spotlight,  FierceWireless  takes a look at efforts from Sprint, T-Mobile US, Dish Network and smaller carriers to push the FCC to implement rules that would allow them to access 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum in an incentive auction.

Sprint buys Revol's PCS spectrum licenses in Ohio as Revol winds down

Regional wireless carrier Revol Wireless is selling 12 PCS spectrum licenses in the Ohio area to Sprint. The transaction appears to be part of a wider effort by Revol to shore up its struggling business.

Mozilla backs away from commercial U.S. launch of Firefox OS

Mozilla does not have current plans to bring commercial Firefox OS smartphones to the U.S. market, according to a senior Mozilla executive.

Chetan Sharma: U.S. zooms back to subscriber growth in Q3 after weak Q2

U.S. wireless carriers added 2.4 million net new subscribers in the third quarter after a record-low 139,000 in the second quarter, which was due in large part to Sprint's shutdown of its Nextel iDEN network, according to a new report from Chetan Sharma Consulting.

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.

AT&T could be required to pay Sprint millions of dollars due to Leap MVNO contract

AT&T Mobility could be required to pay Sprint millions of dollars due to a wholesale MVNO agreement Leap Wireless and Sprint inked in 2010. AT&T earlier this year announced plans to purchase Leap; the transaction is on track to close early next year.

Republic Wireless to launch Moto X, new plans and improved Wi-Fi/cellular technology

Sprint MVNO Republic Wireless is christening its first full year of commercial service with the launch--scheduled for sometime this week--of Google's Moto X, new rate plans and improved Wi-Fi-to-cellular handoff technology.