CTIA - The Wireless Association® filed an ex parte letter Monday with the FCC. Signed by 139 small and regional wireless operators and organizations, the letter argues that the FCC's proposed auction conditions would limit small carriers' ability to secure 700 MHz licenses.
Verizon has completed its rollout of a Revision A EV-DO network, while the rollout of rival Sprint is about 98% complete, according to company representatives. The new offerings promise faster data-transmission speeds, with comparable download speeds, although Verizon promises quicker uploads.
Sprint Nextel has inked a deal with Loopt that will allow Sprint customers to access Loopt's "friend finding" service. The deal marks a major expansion for Loopt, which has been providing service for Boost Mobile since last year.
NTT DoCoMo will look to reach wireless speeds of 300 Mbps downstream during new trails the company will soon begin conducting. The "Super 3G" experiments will also examine how well image transmission, games and similar high-bandwidth applications operate.