Friday, February 3, 2012

Dish Network Says LTE-Advanced Standards Will Limit its Construction Timetable

AT&T has argued that a new proposed Long Term Evolution network Dish Network wants to build should adhere to the same construction timetable that LightSquared has to meet. 

But Dish says it needs more time, for technical reasons related to its choice of LTE-Advanced as the air interface. LTE-Advanced still is working its way through standards bodies.

So Dish argues it needs to allow for all of the standards to settle and for its supplier to ramp up production of network elements Dish will need to build its network.

There is no reason why a leading contestant in a market should make it easy for its competition, when it lawfully can do so. That appears to be why AT&T takes the position it does.

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