Top wireless stories of ending in the week of 5/25/2012

FCC opens up 800 MHz to mobile broadband: Sprint Nextel snared a victory today as the Federal Communications Commission released an order reducing “barriers to the deployment of broadband, encourages investment in wireless technologies, and facilitates the efficient use of spectrum by revising a burdensome legacy regulation that unnecessarily constrained 800 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio licenses”.

Verizon, AT&T dominate in global data revenues: Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility continue to dominate the U.S. mobile market, combining for 66% of the nationwide subscriber base and 68% of mobile data service revenues. Verizon Wireless leads all operators worldwide in data revenues, with AT&T surging past Japan’s NTT DoCoMo to claim the number two spot.

Nvidia’s LTE modem validated on AT&T’s network: Tablet makers now have a new chipset option when configuring devices for AT&T. Nvidia says its Icera 410 LTE multimode data modem chipset is good to go on AT&T’s LTE network. The modems are for tablets and notebooks, but Nvidia still does not have a smartphone LTE modem for AT&T’s network.

Verizon: 36 buyers interested in our 700 MHz spectrum: Verizon Wireless has so far attracted interest from 36 potential buyers for its 700 MHz Lower A and B Block spectrum, according to the carrier.

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