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Dish’s AWS-4 wireless spectrum standards approved by 3GPP

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Dish's AWS-4 wireless spectrum standards approved by 3GPP

Dish has edged one step closer to its distant goal of having a 4G LTE network to call its own, receiving approval for its AWS-4 (40MHz) wireless spectrum standards by the 3GPP group. Dish used the announcement to air a few issues, including sending a plea to the FCC to get a move on and officially green light the frequency for use. The would-be wireless provider also sounded off on Sprint, which is asking the FCC to crop some of Dish’s spectrum and add it to the H Block, making it a more attractive acquisition when auctioned off. If the FCC were to grant Sprint’s request, Dish wouldn’t just lose airwaves, but the slow approval process would start anew with altered specifications. Unfortunately for the satellite TV outfit, Sprint is far from the only potential competitor trying to delay Dish’s network — in fact, none seem particularly willing to welcome the new guy without some serious hazing.

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Dish’s AWS-4 wireless spectrum standards approved by 3GPP originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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