Tag Archives: fcc

AT&T unhappy with T-Mobile’s attempts at clarifying roaming rates

In a blog posted yesterday evening, John Marsh from AT&T outlines the company’s opposition to T-Mobile’s attempt at changing roaming regulation. And that’s not surprising. No matter which party is right or wrong, AT&T seemingly always opposes every change the Un-carrier tries to make. Whether that’s making spectrum auctions more fair, or “clarifying” roaming rate regulations. At the heart of this complaint is T-Mobile’s request to the FCC just a few months … [read full article]

FCC delays 600MHz TV spectrum auction until 2016

The FCC has decided to delay the 600MHz TV spectrum auction initially planned for 2015, due to an impending court case. Gary Epstein, Chair of the FCC’s incentive auction task force, announced the move in a blog posted just a short while ago. Earlier this week, the court issued a briefing schedule in which the final briefs are not due until late January 2015.  Oral arguments will follow at a later date yet … [read full article]

T-Mo calls for FCC to reserve more spectrum in upcoming 600MHz auction

T-Mobile’s Un-carrier philosophy isn’t just about creating competitive offers and remove pain points for customers. It’s also doing what it can to change the telecoms landscape to make it fairer and not so skewed towards the big two carriers. As much is made clear in a recent blog post by the company’s VP of Federal Regulatory Affairs, Kathleen Ham. A post in which she acknowledges the great moves made by … [read full article]

T-Mobile joins Sprint and others in asking FCC to review AT&T spectrum acquisitions

In a letter to the FCC’s chairman, Tom Wheeler and a few other FCC commissioners, T-Mobile, Sprint and a few other organizations have asked the commission to review AT&T’s recent low-frequency spectrum purchases. The purchases in question are predominantly for blocks of 700MHz B and C block spectrum. The other companies include Public Knowledge, Free Press, the New America Foundation, Comptel, the Computer & Communications Industry Association and the Writers Guild of America, … [read full article]

T-Mo compatible Quad HD Motorola Droid Turbo in the works?

Rumors have cropped over the past month or so claiming that Verizon is about to launch another exclusive Android device, and is planning to add it to its well-known DROID range. The Droid Turbo – as it’s being called – will allegedly feature a Quad HD display and fast-charging technology along with the usual long battery life. We’re expecting “Big Red” to unveil it some point this month. But it’s not the only carrier that’s … [read full article]

FCC commissioner discusses progressive plans, wants to look at lower/higher frequencies

The race for mobile operators to gain spectrum is competitive. Each carrier wants to bolster its network to add speed, reliability and expansive coverage. And as device technology is on the increase, and the number of people with LTE-capable devices is growing, network technology needs to match the demand. And it could lead the FCC to start looking at alternatives to the current bandwidths being used. Most mobile spectrum, as it stands, ranges … [read full article]

FCC fines T-Mobile $819k for failing to offer enough hearing aid-compatible phones in ’09/10

The FCC has published a forfeiture order informing T-Mobile that it must pay a penalty of $819,000 for failing to meet requirements to sell a certain number of hearing aid compatible phones. T-Mo – according to the FCC – “willfully and repeatedly violated Sections 20.19(c)(2) and 20.19 (d)(2).” This news was only published in a full report by the FCC a couple of days go, and comes more than 4 years after the … [read full article]

T-Mo pushing FCC to reserve more 600MHz spectrum for smaller carriers

Next year’s major 600MHz auction has cropped up many times as a subject of discussion online this past 12 months. And it’s no surprise, it’s billed as the biggest spectrum auction the U.S. has seen since 2008. Earlier this year, Sprint and T-Mobile (plus some smaller carriers) got their wish when the FCC pushed through new auction rules. These rules would stop … [read full article]

FCC filing reveals further T-Mobile 700MHz transaction covering 6.4M POPs

When T-Mobile purchased the huge lump of A-block spectrum – covering 158M people – from Verizon earlier this year, it was never the company’s plan to only have that and nothing else. After all, T-Mo wants to ensure as many people are covered by the stronger, lower-frequency LTE as possible. Last week it was revealed that the company had agreed to acquire a lump of A-block [read full article]