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Analysts: AT&T to roll out new Cricket prepaid strategy at the end of Q2

AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless and its Cricket brand has now received FCC approval, but it will be a few months before AT&T aggressively promotes what it has dubbed the "new Cricket," according to financial analysts.

FCC approves AT&T's acquisition of Cricket provider Leap, with divestitures

The FCC approved AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless, the last hurdle the Tier 1 carrier needed to overcome to gain control of the regional prepaid provider and its Cricket brand. AT&T has vowed to retain the Cricket brand and compete aggressively on price in the prepaid market using the brand.

Oceus says sharing AWS-3 spectrum could work to military's advantage

Oceus Networks has told the FCC that a bi-directional sharing framework providing military access to the paired 1755-1780 MHz and 2155-2180 MHz bands could fulfill training requirements on remote bases and ranges with limited impact to auction revenues.

Mimosa wants FCC to open 10.0-10.5 GHz band for backhaul

Two-year-old startup Mimosa Networks wants the FCC to open up the 10.0-10.5 GHz band for lightly licensed broadband services that would share the spectrum with the band's current users--ham radio operators as well as federal and non-federal radiolocation services.

CCA proposes middle-ground approach to size of licenses for 600 MHz auction

The Competitive Carriers Association, along with several other groups representing rural carriers, put forward what they have termed as a middle-of-the-road approach to the area spectrum licenses should cover in the 2015 incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum.

SoftBank's Son vows broadband speeds of 200 Mbps, more competition in U.S. market

WASHINGTON—SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said he aims to deliver wireless downlink speeds of 200 Mbps and lower prices to U.S. consumers via Sprint to inject more competition in the wired and wireless broadband market. Son made the pitch shortly after saying in an interview that he would like to combine Sprint with T-Mobile US to ignite a "massive price war" in the U.S. market, though he said no firm deal has been struck.

FCC poised to open up more of 5 GHz band for unlicensed wireless use

The FCC is poised to open more of the 5 GHz band for unlicensed Wi-Fi use, though the exact rules for doing so are not yet finalized.

T-Mobile CFO: $10 price increase on unlimited plans needed to recoup investment

T-Mobile US' decision to raise pricing by $10 per month on its unlimited smartphone data plans was needed to monetize increasing data traffic and get back a return on improving its network, according to T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter.

FCC's Rosenworcel looks to 5 GHz band, 600 MHz guard bands for unlicensed wireless

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the FCC should seize a near-term opportunity to use more of the 5 GHz band for unlicensed wireless use, and also explore ways to make use of guard bands that will be produced in the 600 MHz spectrum auction for unlicensed purposes.

Granite Telecom ready to take part in AT&T's IP transition trials

Granite Telecommunications, a competitive provider focused on providing services to multi-location businesses in the United States and Canada, said it plans on participating in AT&T's upcoming  TDM-to-IP trials.