A report released by telecom infrastructure and services provider Ericsson
That means there will be a bitter fight for the means -- spectrum and networks -- in which to accommodate all those users.
Last summer, DISH bought two satellite operators, TerreStar and DBSD, in bankruptcy court. But Sprint Nextel
But Sprint is still opposing another aspect of DISH's mobile broadband plan, the part where the TerreStar and DBSD resources will be used to operate a satellite/terrestrial LTE network. DISH would then be a direct competitor with LightSquared and another complication in its star-crossed attempts to roll out its own satellite/terrestrial LTE network.
After Sprint turned its back on Clearwire's
As another thorn in LightSquared's side, instead of being opposed by the GPS industry -- as LightSquared has been -- DISH has received an endorsement from the U.S. GPS Industry Council.
Now, Sprint and other potential users of a LightSquared network, such as T-Mobile and MetroPCS
The FCC has not yet ruled on whether or not LightSquared can unleash its network, but DISH jumping into the fray throws even more uncertainty into LightSquared's future -- and, by association, Sprint's. Not surprisingly, Sprint has been taking another look at Clearwire as a potential LTE partner.
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