The Scramble for Wireless Spectrum

Demand will soon outstrip supply, so telecom carriers are looking at how to get the most out of what they already have

These days, wireless service operators resemble homebuyers in a tight housing market. Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, and Cingular are each seeking a roomy, four-bedroom home to accommodate their growing family of users. Sadly, all that's available are cramped one-bedrooms. Yet frantic buyers bid up the the already sky-high prices.

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