Earlier, I had discussed the spectrum auction currently underway in the US. In case you were wondering how it was going (as I was), this article in BusinessWeek has some answers for you. Not surprisingly, T-Mobile is one of the biggest bidders. They have long been spectrum constrained and this added capacity should help them expand their network. What is surprising is Verizon's activity. Apparently, they are girding up for providing more high speed services. The BW article also reports that the prices are attractive. Do you think that this accounts for the surprises in activity? How do you think this will change the competitive dynamics in the industry? Do you expect another wave of consolidation after the auction concludes?
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