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Understanding the small cell phenomenon

As network operators try to desperately meet the growing demands for data usage on their networks, many are turning to small cells for the answer. The timeline for these small cell deployments vary--some operators are already incorporating small cells into their networks today while others are focused on the macro network. 

Intriguing wireless CEO quotes of 2012

The words of wireless executives are watched closely by analysts and their investors, competitors and employees. Sometimes a headline-making quote is carefully thought-out and unveiled at an investor...

GSMA: Americans pay more for LTE access than others

The United States has emerged as the largest LTE market in the world, but it's also the most expensive, according to a report from the GSMA.

Report: Sprint has no plans to acquire Clearwire, for now

Following Softbank's announcement that it plans to purchase 70 percent of Sprint Nextel for $20.1 billion, speculation started to rapidly swirl about whether Sprint would buy partner Clearwire. According to a Bloomberg report citing unnamed sources, Sprint has no immediate plans to do so.

Entner: Softbank's purchase of Sprint could make it a bandwidth powerhouse

The New Sprint will have all the tools that it needs to transform the U.S. wireless industry. A good leadership team, new Japanese ideas to use to innovate the market, enough money to be flexible, and the option to buy Clearwire and become the spectrum and bandwidth powerhouse in the United States.

Analysts: Softbank's deal with Sprint benefits U.S. wireless market

Softbank's proposed $20.1 billion deal to acquire 70 percent of Sprint Nextel will allow Sprint to better compete against Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility and will benefit the wider U.S. wireless market, analysts said. 

UPDATED: Sprint will play a $20.1B role in Softbank's LTE vision

Japan's Softbank is making a a $20.1 billion gamble in a wide-reaching effort to become an LTE powerhouse in the United States as well as its home county of Japan. The LTE ecosystem, in particular the TD-LTE ecosystem, could get a major boost via a deal allegedly negotiated between Softbank and Sprint Nextel under which Softbank will pay $20.1 billion for a 70 percent stake in the U.S. company.

Softbank to take control of Sprint: Complete coverage

Japanese operator Softbank will purchase 70 percent of Sprint Nextel in a deal valued at $20.1 billion. The move could change the competitive lanscape of the U.S. wireless market by strengthening Sprint financially.

Softbank to buy 70% of Sprint for $20.1B

Japanese operator Softbank will purchase 70 percent of Sprint Nextel in a deal valued at $20.1 billion. The move could change the competitive lanscape of the U.S. wireless market by strengthening Sprint financially.

Report: Softbank to buy 70% of Sprint

Japanese operator Softbank will purchase 70 percent of  Sprint Nextel for $20 billion, according to a  CNBC  report. The report, which cited unnamed sources, said that details of the deal are still being finalized but will likely be announced Monday.