Sprint Blasts Dish’s Proposal and 4 Telecom Titans Attract Interest

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): Verizon is still at the top of Consumer Reports’ yearly wireless service providers ratings, and AT&T was still a  bottom scorer. AT&T scored well for its 4G service, which is becoming the top service offering in the industry, and therefore, potentially could improve AT&T’s rankings in the future.

Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) blasted Dish Network’s most recent proposal, which is to set aside 5 MHz of the lower portion of its spectrum as a “guard band” to protect the PCS H Block. In a recent FCC filing, Sprint said that Dish’s proposal could cause an increased risk of interference in the H Block, which Sprint has indicated it wishes to bid on next year to use for LTE.

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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): The Verizon Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update has already leaked various times, and it has been leaked out again for the fourth time today for those users who hope to take the plunge prior to the official Android 4.1 update.

Vodafone Group plc (NASDAQ:VOD): Indian CIO, Amrita Gangotra, has joined telecom giant, Vodafone UK as the CIO of Vodafone Enterprise.

Alcatel-Lucent, S.A. (NYSE:ALU): As it attempts to buy time to restructure, the company could mortgage parts of its past and future, according to the Wall Street Journal. The telecom-equipment company has begun to consider offering its Internet-routing business to back up to $1.31 billion in loans, and pledging the company’s valuable portfolio of patents from Bell Labs, according to sources.

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