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FCC Approves Verizon’s AWS Purchase, T-Mobile Spectrum Swap

With the Department of Justice’s stamp of approval just a week old, the FCC has given their own seal of approval to Verizon’s proposed $3.6 billion purchase of SpectrumCo AWS spectrum. Part of the FCC’s conditions for approval was a spectrum swap between Verizon and T-Mobile, which would allow T-Mobile to cover an additional 60 million people. Along with the additional pop coverage, T-Mobile will also be able to deploy LTE in … [read full article]

Verizon’s CableCo Spectrum Close To Federal Approval, T-Mobile Getting Spectrum

Verizon Wireless has received the stamp of approval from the Department of Justice, with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski saying he supports Verizon’s to go ahead with their $3.6 billion dollar spectrum buy tom Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Communications. While the FCC has yet to vote on the deal, it sounds like just a formality at this point. Genachowski has said he was satisfied by Verizon’s willingness to divest some … [read full article]

T-Mobile Looks To Defend Verizon Spectrum Swap As LTE Network Boost

T-Mobile is continuing to stand up for Verizon with the FCC and their $3.6 billion acquisition of AWS spectrum from SpectrumCo that will allow T-Mobile to pick up some of Verizon’s unused AWS spectrum in a different block. T-Mobile is arguing that the deal will help them deploy LTE in areas it may not have been able to do so without the additional spectrum from Verizon. In filings with the FCC, T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Verizon Sign Spectrum Exchange Agreement If Cable Deal Passes

A join T-Mobile and Verizon announcement this morning is surprising more than a few of us, as the two companies had previously been at odds, often publicly over the terms of Verizon’s proposed SpectrumCo purchase. Today, T-Mobile is  “submitting applications to the FCC for the purchase and exchange of AWS spectrum licenses in 218 markets.” A deal for  SpectrumCo AWS spectrum, a joint venture of various cable companies across the US was … [read full article]

Huawei-Made myTouch For T-Mobile Passes Through FCC

While the upcoming Huawei myTouch may not be the phone at their top of everyone’s want list, it did just pass through the FCC on its way to T-Mobile store shelves in the near future. The FCC filing actually provides some details surrounding/confirming the phones specs as well including a 4″ WVGA display, 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255T processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot.  Pretty much all the [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III SGH-T999 Hits The FCC, AWS Bands And All

All signs are pointing toward the SGH-T999 (Galaxy S III) heading to T-Mobile as the newest piece of evidence surfaces in the form of FCC approval. Here’s the one notable takeaway from this, no LTE is coming in this particular model. The documents do show WCDMA support for T-Mobile’s AWS band, just as we expected to see. There’s also support for the 850 and 1900 bands meaning this device will be … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces LTE Infrastructure Vendors, HSPA+ 42 Network Expansion

T-Mobile inches a little closer to their LTE rollout in 2013 as they announce multi-year agreements with Ericsson and Nokia Siemens. Supporting T-Mobile’s planned $4 billion dollar 4G LTE “network evolution plan,” both companies will work with T-Mobile to help modernize T-Mobile’s network and aid in the deployment of LTE service in 2013. As part of the agreement, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens will install LTE-ready equipment on 37,000 cell sites across T-Mobile’s existing … [read full article]

FCC Approves AT&T Spectrum Transfer To T-Mobile

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the transfer of AWS spectrum licenses from AT&T to T-Mobile USA as of today. The spectrum transfer is part of the break-up fee awarded by AT&T to T-Mobile after the formers failed acquisition of the latter. T-Mobile gains licenses in 128 markets, including 12 of the top 20 markets. “We applaud the FCC for acting swiftly to approve the transfer of these spectrum licenses,” said Neville Ray, … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm: Verizon’s Planned 700MHz Spectrum Sale Isn’t Good Enough

T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm met with senior FCC officials last week to discuss T-Mobile’s actions to block the Verizon Wireless proposed acquisition of AWS spectrum from various cable companies. While Verizon and T-Mobile have already traded barbs over this deal, Humm’s meeting with FCC officials comes after Verizon proposed to sell  off some of its 700MHz spectrum holdings to mitigate the negative effects of any of its deals with the cable companies. … [read full article]

FCC Docs Confirm Rumors On T-Mobile’s Next myTouch

Any lingering questions surrounding the possibility that Huawei was next in line to manufacturer T-Mobile’s next-gen myTouch devices has been put to rest by the FCC. Documents recently discovered on the FCC website highlight the Huawei U8680 with support for 850/1700/1900 UMTS bands. More importantly, several of the documents refer to the U8680 as the “T-mobile myTouch,” as you can see in the images above and below the text. The FCC … [read full article]