Leap CEO pushes creative solutions for growing spectrum issues
Spectrum is an overarching issue for Leap Wireless (NASDAQ:LEAP), just as it is for all mobile operators. The company recently signed a five-year wholesale agreement that will allow it to buy capacity as needed on Clearwire's (NASDAQ:CLWR) forthcoming TD-LTE network, and Doug Hutcheson, Leap's president and CEO, has become a vocal advocate for network sharing and frequency pooling to deal with spectrum constraints. Hutcheson predicts customers will use 5 GB of data per month within five years, and he is challenging fellow operators to think outside the box when it comes to spectrum and other industry issues. Read about Hutcheson's perspectives in this On the Hot Seat.