Originally published: October 15, 2009
Last updated: October 15, 2009 - 8:20pm
A Q&A with Neville Ray, T-Mobile's senior vice president of engineering and operations. He thinks the key to competition isn't Network Neutrality rules but more spectrum. Specifically, he is pushing regulators to auction radio airwaves in the AWS band where T-Mobile and smaller carriers are already building out networks for wireless broadband services. T-Mobile is the fourth-largest carrier of wireless services in the nation, and despite the huge leaps in subscriber growth by the nation's two largest carriers - Verizon Wireless and AT&T, he describes the wireless market as "hyper-competitive." Ray is in Washington (DC) this week to meet with Federal Communications Commission commissioners and attend the 3G Americas conference in town this week, a group that he chairs. And no, he didn't comment on whether T-Mobile is interested in buying Sprint Nextel.
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