The stakes couldn’t be higher, because (1) wireless is the growth engine of all of tech and telecom right now and (2) wireless carriers are rolling out next-generation 4G technologies, which will offer speeds several times faster than what are available today.

Good synopsis from Bruce Gottlieb about what the inside-baseball regulatory plays will be in the coming year.

Translation: AT&T’s potential purchase of T-Mobile is a huge, huge deal that will profoundly affect the future of wireless communications — including how we access the Internet, and how about that Internet is.