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You might want to hold off on thinking of a portmanteau for Dish and Lightsquared. The satellite TV company has officially withdrawn its $2.2 billion bid for the ailing firm's wireless spectrum, despite actively pursuing the acquisition last year. In fact, Lightsquared even filed a case against Di...

January 10th 2014 at 2:13am 0 Comments
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The last few years have been a tumultuous time for LightSquared, with the company's LTE plans facing one hurdle after another that eventually led to a bankruptcy filing. It looks like at least one company is now looking to buy its most valuable asset, though, with Bloomberg reporting that Dish Net...

May 20th 2013 at 4:06pm 0 Comments
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Sprint has declared that it's no longer Clearwire's majority owner in a move designed to shield the carrier should the worst happen to its troubled bedfellow. While Big Yellow is planning to supplement its own LTE network with Clearwire's TD-LTE backbone, it's looked to distance itself on the busi...

June 11th 2012 at 12:18pm 0 Comments
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As expected, May 14th is indeed a dark day for LightSquared. The company has just filed paperwork in order to initiate Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in Manhattan's US Bankruptcy Court, effectively killing its dream of providing a high-speed mobile wireless network to upwards of 260 million peo...

May 14th 2012 at 2:24pm 0 Comments
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Carl Icahn is no stranger in this field -- he's been caught tussling with Motorola and bidding Yahoo's board adieu in recent years -- and most recently, he's managed to get caught up in one of the bigger wireless whirlwinds this planet has ever seen. Just months after Icahn swooped in to buy some...

May 9th 2012 at 3:11am 0 Comments
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Sprint's Steve Elfman has said that the company's intending to activate an LTE service over its 800MHz spectrum by 2014. Big Yellow's already received 3GPP certification to turn Band 26 into super-fast mobile internet, the only remaining regulatory hurdle left to overcome is a thumbs-up from the F...

April 13th 2012 at 6:24pm 0 Comments