Tag Archives: FCC

Qualcomm’s request to test LTE-U with T-Mobile approved by the FCC

Right around one month after Qualcomm asked for permission to test LTE-U with T-Mobile’s help, it’s gotten the A-Okay to do just that. Qualcomm has received a Special Temporary Authorization (STA) from the FCC in order to test LTE-U and Wi-Fi technology. There are four locations in which Qualcomm will be testing LTE-U, including T-Mobile test facilities in Bellevue, Wash. The other locations include Simi Valley, Calif.; Richardson, Texas; and North Las Vegas, Nev. There … [read full article]

FCC announces 600MHz spectrum auction clearing target, bidding round schedule

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news regarding the 600MHz spectrum auction, but today the FCC made a big announcement regarding the auction. The FCC said today that it has set an initial spectrum clearing target of 126 MHz, adding that under the band plan associated with the spectrum clearing target 100 MHz (or 10 paired blocks) of licensed spectrum will be offered on a near-nationwide basis. Here’s what FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler … [read full article]

T-Mobile raises concerns over video distribution practices in letter to the FCC

Ever since the launch of Binge On last year, video has been a big deal to T-Mobile, with T-Mo working with video providers to add them as Binge On partners and making Binge On one of its highlight features. Now T-Mobile is showing its interest in video even farther by suggesting video content policies for the FCC to examine. In its letter to the FCC, T-Mobile lays out four policies that it thinks need a … [read full article]

Qualcomm wants to run LTE-U tests with T-Mobile’s help

Qualcomm has submitted an application with the FCC for Special Temporary Authority so that it can conduct tests of pre-commercial LTE-U equipment. The testing will help it learn more about the equipment in its development of commercial devices, helping it to see how the products perform outside of a lab environment. There will also be testing to see how LTE-U and Wi-Fi co-exist in the real world. So where does … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s FCC filings reveal a bit about its 5G test plans

T-Mobile recently confirmed that it plans to begin 5G testing later this year, and now more information on T-Mo’s plans have come to light thanks to the FCC. T-Mobile has asked the FCC’s permission to test 5G in four different locations. Some tests will take place at T-Mo’s indoor labs in Bellevue, Wash. so that it can understand the characteristics of millimeter wave transmissions … [read full article]

Consumer group wants FCC to investigate T-Mobile, accuses deceptive advertising and enrolling customers in unwanted services

Last month, some consumer groups published a report that accused T-Mobile of false advertising and unfair debt collection methods. We haven’t heard anything about those accusations since, but now one of the same groups is going after T-Mo once again. Change to Win (CtW) is a labor and consumer group that has filed a complaint to the FCC regarding T-Mobile. The group wants … [read full article]

T-Mobile once again argues against AT&T attempt at low-band spectrum purchase

T-Mobile has been battling with AT&T lately about regarding the big blue carrier’s attempts to buy low band spectrum in a couple of different deals, with each side making their case to the FCC. This week, T-Mo filed another letter to the FCC arguing why an AT&T purchase should be blocked. AT&T is interested in three lower 700MHz C Block licenses in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. AT&T says that it … [read full article]

FCC says T-Mobile Binge On meeting was ‘productive’

Remember how the FCC requested a meeting with T-Mobile to discuss Binge On? Well the meeting has officially happened, and today the FCC talked a bit about it. FCC spokesperson Kim Hart has told Ars Technica that it had “productive discussions” with AT&T, Comcast, and T-Mobile regarding trends in the market. Hart wouldn’t offer any specifics about the individual meetings, but did say … [read full article]

FCC wants to meet with T-Mobile regarding Binge On

Earlier this year, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler described T-Mobile’s Binge On service as “highly innovative and highly competitive” during a time that others were suggesting that Binge On could violate net neutrality. Now, though, the FCC wants to speak with T-Mo about the service. The FCC today sent a letter to T-Mobile, AT&T, and Comcast, telling the companies that it wants more … [read full article]