Tag Archives: fcc

AWS-3 spectrum auction rules will suit small and large carriers, Tmo approves of “pro-competitive decision”

Later on the this year, we’re about to see the largest auction of airwaves seen in the States since 2008. Fierce Wireless reports that the FCC is moving ahead with planned rules to make them as fair as possible, making airwaves “available in in a mix of spectrum block and geographic license area sizes to meet the needs of large and small wireless providers.” The AWS-3 spectrum includes 1695-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, and 2155-2180 MHz bands and … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Dish, Sprint and others teaming up to plead for spectrum auction changes

Not long ago, T-Mobile’s head of Federal Regulatory Affairs, spoke up regarding the unfair method used to auction off low band spectrum. The issue is that, as it stands, the FCC likes to sell off large chunks of spectrum covering wide areas. This suits the big guys fine, but for anyone who isn’t Verizon or AT&T, it’s a pain in the backside – to put it mildly. As a follow-up, Magenta … [read full article]

FCC needs to level the spectrum acquisition playing field according to Tmo VP, Kathleen Ham

With every spectrum auction comes the opportunity for T-Mobile to improve and expand its network coverage. And if there’s one thing it needs to focus on in 2014, it’s coverage. Although its LTE rollout in 2013 was lightning fast, it still lacks the same quality high speed network in smaller cities and rural areas. But, coming by enough spectrum isn’t easy. It’s just coughed up over $3 billion to grab some of Verizon’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile compatible HTC One (M8) registered with FCC

In three weeks, HTC is set to announce its next flagship device. By now, we all know that. And thanks to that leaked video, we all know what to expect. The long-rumored device will feature many of the design influences and hardware from the original HTC One, but with a slightly different shape. But what you guys really wanted to know is: Is it coming to T-Mobile? Answer: Yes. SlashGear uncovered set of … [read full article]

Unlocking your phone will now be possible thanks to official deal between U.S. carriers and FCC

In the past few hours, the FCC and CTIA finally agreed a deal to allow consumers from the five major U.S. networks to unlock their devices. It’s been one of the big sticking points of the carrier/smartphone industry for sometime and is yet another step in the right direction of giving control back to the consumers and not the carrier. This is just weeks after the FCC [read full article]

FCC chairman in a letter to CTIA: Let customers unlock phones, or we’ll start regulating

Yesterday evening an interesting story broke online regarding the FCC’s new chairman, Tom Wheeler. In an open letter to CTIA (a U.S. operator association) he stated that current plans by the organization regarding unlocking handsets are “a hollow shell” unless a further, key point is added to them. And, if CTIA doesn’t instigate more consumer friendly plans, it will step in to regulate itself: “Enough time has passed, and it is now time … [read full article]

Newly Leaked Images, Video Offer Clearest Look At Upcoming Nexus 5

Hello there LG Nexus 5 and welcome to the land of “in the wild shots” of pre-production units. This device, apparently left sitting on a table by a Google employee at a bar was picked up by another individual who snapped the three images and captured two videos. Thankfully, it looks exactly like the images we just saw pass through the FCC and the “accidental” Google KitKat video. The videos … [read full article]