Top wireless stories of the week ending in 8/31/2012

Sprint lights up new LTE markets: Sprint recently announced four new LTE markets, including Baltimore, Gainesville, Manhattan/Junction City, Kan., and Sedalia, Mo.

T-Mobile: We’ll prove shared 1755-1780 MHz band can be auctioned: T-Mobile USA expects that its test of spectrum sharing in the 1755-1780 MHz band will open up frequencies for pairing with the existing AWS-3 band for eventual auction long before all government entities are cleared from the spectrum, according to a company executive.

T-Mobile and MetroPCS unleash data: T-Mobile USA said it will begin offering unlimited data options without speed throttling to consumers beginning Sept 5th, signaling a new pricing war among the nation’s “non-big-two” carriers that could put pressure on margins for those involved.

Verizon gets FCC approval for AWS spectrum deal: Verizon Wireless has gotten the final green light it needs to proceed with its acquisition of spectrum from seven different companies, including four cable companies.

New antenna could vastly increase wireless net capacity: Researchers from Rice University, and Bell Labs, have demonstrated an antenna technology that would enable mobile network operators to increase capacity without adding spectrum.

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