Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Jumbled Wireless Update

Rumor abounds that SprintNextel are back in talks with Clearwire for nationwide WiMax deployment. Makes sense for both of them.

In further Nextel news, Sprint announced it is keeping the iDEN network.

In the 700 MHz auction, the C-Block of nationwide 22 MHz of spectrum has not reached the minimum bid of $4.6B. Telephony mag (revamped website) thinks it is due to the "Open Rules". The D Block is the private-public safety spectrum, which has only received one bid for $472M. Frontline tanked before the auction, probably due to no financing.

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