Cable companies anxious about radio interference with carrier-grade Wi-Fi cause by emerging LTE-U and LAA technologies now face an even bigger oppositional force.
AT&T (NYSE: T), Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) are among the participants in a Washington D.C. coalition to promote the benefits of unlicensed spectrum and new technologies like LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and License Assisted Access (LAA). The group, called Evolve, also includes CTIA, the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) and Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM).
It's an unlikely coalition, pairing rivals that often don't see eye-to-eye on wireless policy issues. FierceWirelessTech has a full report on the group's development here.