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Verizon Wireless(s vz)(s vod) has seen the future of cellular networking — and it doesn’t look much different from today. In a highly detailed, yet heavily redacted, filing with the Federal Communications Commission, Verizon claimed that the only possible way to create bandwidth-and capacity-intensive mobile broadband is to keep building big-tower macro-cellular networks. To do that it needs more spectrum, and if it doesn’t get that spectrum, Verizon stated, it will start running out of LTE capacity by 2013.

I’ll give Verizon this: it’s very meticulous. The filing, submitted late last week, is meant to justify Verizon’s $3.6 billion acquisition of the cable operators’ Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) spectrum, which would give Big Red a lot of room to grow its LTE network. But just to hammer the point home, Verizon ticked off all of the technologies and techniques that could boost network capacity without new spectrum –…

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