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 "Craig Holman":

"… member.“This is taking influence peddling to a whole new level,” says Craig Holman, a lobbyist with Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group. “It’s sort …"

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 "Wireless":

"… consistency in those estimates or in the fees charged.For example, Verizon Wireless Inc.—by far the largest Wireless company in the country, with 32.5 milli …"

"… its cost for implementing the change at $60 million.In contrast, Cingular Wireless LLC, the country's second-largest Wireless company with nearly 22 million …"

"… estimates it will spend $100 million for 10.6 million subscribers. Verizon Wireless estimates it will spend only $60 million for its 32.5 million subscribers. …"

"… e company considers to be a portability expense. John Muleta, chief of the Wireless Bureau at the FCC, said that a company might say it is spending $200 milli …"

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 "Congress":

"… stry.On Sept. 5, Victory announced that the administration would soon send Congress legislation that would delay the auction for two years. …"