Sprint’s real fantasy: Firefighters achieving interoperability

By Sarah Laskow

In one of its new commercials, Sprint Nextel cheekily imagines how firefighters might use the company’s new walkie-talkies to run Congress.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama administration":

"… to profit from interoperable solutions. In January, the company asked the Obama administration to consider spending $2 billion on trucks packed with communications equip …"

AT&T, Verizon beat back limits on airwaves auction

By Allan Holmes

Wireless giants face few limits on their buying power at next year's auction of prime spectrum, which could hurt T-Mobile and Sprint.

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile USA Inc.":

"… ve advantage against Sprint Corp., the third-largest wireless carrier, and T-Mobile USA Inc., the fourth largest. If Sprint and T-Mobile aren’t able to buy enough l …"

Charities supporting AT&T’s buyout of T-Mobile have financial incentive

By Jason McLure

Charities that received big dollars from AT&T supporting phone giant's buyout of T-Mobile

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile":

"… nt, but I am writing today in order to convey our support for the AT&T/T-Mobile merger.”Martin went on to praise the potential expansion of wireless bro …"

"… ere recipients of AT&T’s largesse and have written in support of the T-Mobile buyout, which will cut the number of national wireless companies from four …"

"… which wrote to the FCC to tout the benefits of AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile.Cash had no effect on positionMany of the charities, including the Shrevep …"

"… nd the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Lawyers for AT&T and T-Mobile pushing approval of the deal know the key agencies well: the legal teams i …"

Prepaid profit plan for wireless companies

By Morgan Jindrich

Top firms have banked $629 million for service not yet offered

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile USA Inc.":

"… however, isn't a simple matter.Out of the top 10 wireless companies, two—T-Mobile USA Inc. and ALLTEL Corp.— refused to disclose their implementation costs to the …"

Telecom chief could face conflict issues

By Kristen Dorsey

Nancy J. Victory, now a key commerce department official, has worked telecommunication and wireless firms that she now oversees

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wiley Rein":

"… Internet partner at Washingtons premier communications law and lobby firm, Wiley Rein & Fielding, where Victory was also a partner. Many of the firm's large …"

"… eing made aware of the potential conflict.Senkowski, a managing partner at Wiley Rein & Fielding, heads its telecommunications and Internet practices. Accor …"

"… n blind trusts within 90 days. She said she would also recuse herself when Wiley Rein & Fielding was involved in matters before the department.Further, at t …"

"… ervices that transmit very low power radio signals with very short pulses. Wiley Rein & Fielding had represented a manufacturer of ultra wide band technolog …"