Here's how I see it: 2012 is going to be a story of spectrum haves and have-nots, with the bandwidth-bereft having to come up with partnerships or clever ways to reuse spectrum (multi-mode, microcells and more) to fill in their gaps. For instance, where will Deutsche Telekom find the spectrum for an LTE network for T-Mobile, and how many billions may it need to spend?
LightSquared could be a wild card for Sprint and others in these efforts. The venture, however, is still banging on doors trying to get its LTE deployment underway. I'm not holding my breath on that launch.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile