Investor Mario Gabelli, Ntelos Holdings Corp. and telephone companies in Vermont and Wyoming are among 33 applicants that may compete with Dish Network Corp. to win airwaves at a U.S. auction beginning in January.
Apple Inc.’s forecast for the slowest holiday sales growth in a half decade reflects how iPhones and iPads aren’t providing the growth surges they once did as competition accelerates in the saturated mobile market.
Dish Network Corp., trading at a 13- year high, is on its way to creating $5 billion or more in added value from a series of airwaves gambits that position the satellite-TV provider as a force in mobile broadband.
Billionaire Carlos Slim’s U.S. mobile carrier is giving users instructions for switching their AT&T Inc. iPhones to his prepaid calling plans, showing them how to disable software aimed at preventing customers from defecting.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advised Verizon Communications Inc., which said it will buy Hughes Telematics Inc. for $612 million in cash, vaulting the telephone company deeper into the automotive-technology market.
Dish Network Corp.’s counterbid for Clearwire Corp., which already agreed to a buyout by majority shareholder Sprint Nextel Corp., has analysts wondering about Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen’s motivations.