2016: A Big Year for Telecom M&A

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The past year was a big one for telecom M&A. Telecompetitor covered more than two dozen mergers and acquisitions in 2016 and they involved numerous facets of the industry. Here’s a summary of key trends and how they are reshaping the communications service provider playing...Learn More

Shentel Completes nTelos Acquisition

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Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) today announced it has completed its acquisition of nTelos Holdings Corporation (nTelos), a provider of wireless communications services in portions of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Shentel is a local company that operates as a Sprint...Learn More

Should Smaller Wireless Carriers Sell Towers?

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At least one nationwide wireless carrier, T-Mobile, has sold some of its wireless towers in order to free up money for investment–  and other large carriers reportedly are considering that option. Does this move make sense for smaller carriers as well? The NTELOS View NTELOS...Learn More

Sprint Rural Plans Gain Momentum with nTelos LTE Expansion

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Sprint’s rural LTE plans are gaining momentum, as an announcement today from Alcatel-Lucent illustrates. Earlier this year, nTelos said it would expand its LTE network in West Virginia and western Virginia to specifications aligned with Sprint’s own network modernization program. And those plans seem to...Learn More

Dish/nTelos Broadband Wireless Priced at $29.99 Monthly

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As planned, Dish Network and regional wireless carrier nTelos said today that they have commercially launched their fixed wireless Internet service in five Virginia markets. The service will support download speeds up to 10 Mbps and will sell for a competitive $29.99 monthly when bundled...Learn More

nTelos Fixed Wireless Expansion Planned, Extending Dish Agreement

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nTelos is gearing up to expand the fixed broadband wireless trials it has been conducting with Dish Network. On the company’s earnings call last week, CEO James Hyde said nTelos plans to expand coverage to an additional population of nearly 500,000 and that the company...Learn More

DISH Expands 4G LTE Fixed Wireless Broadband Trials, Now With Sprint

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We’re getting some possible indications of DISH intentions for wireless services from news today that they will partner with Sprint for a 4G LTE fixed wireless trial in Corpus Christi, Texas. The move follows a similar partnership effort for DISH with regional wireless carrier nTelos. DISH...Learn More

nTelos CEO Details Broadband Wireless Plans with Dish

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Dish Network and nTelos believe they can support fixed wireless broadband rates of at least 5 Mbps per customer for the rollout they are planning for rural parts of Virginia, said nTelos CEO and President Jim Hyde at the Wells Fargo Technology, Media & Telecom...Learn More

DISH and nTelos Expand Fixed Wireless Broadband Partnership

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DISH and nTelos must like what they see with a fixed wireless trial using LTE, which was first announced in May of this year. Today, both companies announced an expansion of the pilot project that they hope will eventually reach over 500K homes in nTelos’...Learn More

Is Dish/nTelos Fixed Wireless Demo Aimed at Clearwire/Sprint Shareholders?

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Dish Network and nTelos are claiming some impressive data rates for the fixed LTE broadband offering they have deployed in a rural Virginia trial. Participants in the trial are seeing data rates from 20 Mbps to more than 50 Mbps, according to the companies. A...Learn More

LTE Will Underlie Dish/nTelos Fixed Wireless Broadband Service

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nTelos and Dish Network plan to use LTE to support the fixed wireless broadband offering they are planning to launch in nTelos’s wireless territory, a Dish spokesman confirmed in an email to Telecompetitor today. The companies announced their plans in a press release issued this...Learn More

Regional Wireless Carrier nTelos to Launch 4G LTE

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WAYNESBORO, VA and PARIS – March 27, 2013 — NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS), a Virginia-based regional mobile operator in the United States, and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced plans to provide improved wireless data speeds and quality of service across portions...Learn More

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