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FCC agrees with T-Mobile’s request for clearer data roaming rules

Earlier this year, T-Mobile petitioned the FCC to make changes to its data roaming agreement guidelines. Complaining that the Commission’s current rules are too vague, and could lead to companies like AT&T charging smaller carriers exorbitant amounts for national data roaming. It was a move which saw the backing of the Competitive Carriers Association, Sprint and a number of other smaller carriers. AT&T actively defended the current rules, claiming … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire 700MHz spectrum in Seattle, Portland markets from Vulcan Wireless

A filing on the FCC’s site reveals that T-Mobile has applied to purchase yet more 700MHz spectrum. And this time, the North West is getting some love. In a deal with Vulcan Wireless, T-Mo plans to cover many markets in the Seattle, WA and Portland, OR areas with the low band frequencies. As always, there’s not specific monetary fees mentioned. But we do have a list of the markets where … [read full article]

T-Mobile agrees to be more transparent on customer network speeds

Yesterday, the FCC published a press release stating that T-Mobile has agreed to improve its communications with customers regarding network connection speeds. T-Mo has agreed to take steps to make sure that customers running speed tests on the network receive accurate information, even when the customer is subject to reductions after hitting their personal data limit. The carrier will send texts to customers enabling them to get accurate speed information, and place direct … [read full article]

$31 billion in bids so far as AWS-3 auction reaches 25th round

As many of you will be aware, T-Mobile is one of many companies currently taking part in the FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction. During the process, T-Mo could stand to gain some more 1700/2100 spectrum to help bolster its LTE network. As reported by Fierce Wireless, the spectrum auction has now gone through 24 rounds of bidding and – so far – has reached a huge $31 billion in bids. That’s $12 billion more than … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire more 700MHz, AWS and PCS spectrum in North Dakota

T-Mobile is doing all it can to acquire more spectrum to expand its LTE network in order to compete with Verizon and AT&T on a coverage scale. In the most recent application, T-Mobile is seeking to acquire a mix of spectrum from BEK Communications Cooperative in North Dakota. In various counties across the state, T-Mo is looking to get its hands on 700MHz, 1700/2100 (AWS) and 1900 MHz (PCS) spectrum to bolster its … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 700MHz deals with Actel and I-700 approved by FCC

Back in August, several transactions between T-Mobile and a number of spectrum holders were revealed in public FCC filings. Most of which were incomplete or shown as “pending”. That is until very recently. If you check over at the constantly-updating Google sites page, you’ll notice an update for November 4th showing that T-Mobile has completed two of the purchases. One of which was with Actel (a CenturyLink company) for 700MHz … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Verizon and Dish among 70 companies allowed to bid at AWS-3 auction

The FCC’s upcoming AWS-3 auction will be the biggest spectrum auction in the U.S. since 2008, and the list of companies qualified to bid has 70 names. The auction is set to begin on November 13th. T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T are all on the list, as is Dish Network. But perhaps the biggest absence is Sprint. Old Yeller decided to sit this one out. Alongside the major companies are a … [read full article]

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]