Monday, August 07, 2006

WIRELESS LICENSES://AWS auction to start August 9

Off to a long holiday. I will mainly miss out on this:
  • Spectrum: the start of the AWS auction by the FCC (August 9). And who knows what will come out of DirecTV and EchoStar teaming up for the auction. What will happen to Clearwire? Related: Sprint's technology choice for 4G in the 2.5 GHz band (also this month). It doesn't look good for Flarion (Qualcomm) and IPWireless. With Sprint speeding up EV-DO Rev A, will they still need WiMAX or any other 4G technology?
  • Earnings: see the calendar on the right (Disney, DT, WPP).
  • Corporate: there will be more clarity over PT's future.