Who Wants Clearwire’s Spectrum Now?

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The battle for spectrum is intensifying. As Dish Network’s (NASDAQ:DISH) Chief Executive Officer Joe Clayton described the commodity at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, spectrum has become an asset so valuable to wireless companies that it is now seen as an equivalent to gold, oil, and water.

Prompted by Dish Network’s recent $2.28 billion offer for Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR), AT&T (NYSE:T) and DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV) may soon join the acquisition fray. TMF Associates satellite communications and wireless spectrum consultant Tim Farrar told The Wall Street Journal that the Clearwire proposal could cause AT&T and DirecTV to make an offer for Dish.

Here is a recap of parties involved in the spectrum grab…

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