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U.S. mobile industry faces spectrum crisis

2012.05.04 07:48 by Daniela
Tags: mobile, spectrum, CTIA

 

With the upcomming CTIA wireless trade show in New Orleans next week, it turns out that a main problem to be discussed there is the shortage of wireless frequencies and the need for U.S. mobile carriers to consolidate with each other.

"The No. 1 thing to be discussed at this show is going to be spectrum," Glenn Lurie, AT&T's president of emerging enterprise and partnerships, said. "Everybody is going to be talking about the fact that in the U.S. we have a spectrum crisis. That crisis is everywhere and it's a crisis that is hitting everybody."

U.S. wireless carriers claim that there are too many competitors on the market and that they urgently need more spectrum to cope with increasing demand for bandwidth-hungry services such as video and social networking.

"The more competitors you have, the less efficient the allocation of spectrum," AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said. "It's got to change. I don't think the market's going to accommodate the number of competitors there are in the landscape."

The CTIA wireless trade show starts next Tuesday. It is expected that executives from the top four U.S. mobile operators - AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA - will address the conference.

Read the full Reuters story -here-

 

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