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T-Mobile Asks FCC To Make All 700MHz LTE Networks Interoperable

T-Mobile has requested that the Federal Communications Commission consider the idea of mandating the interoperability of all LTE networks in the 700MHz band. T-Mobile argues that such a move would encourage LTE roaming and help boost public-safety, which also plans to use the 700MHz band for a nationwide broadband network. Current LTE devices offered by both Verizon and AT&T cannot work on both networks because they use different bands. The interoperability problem comes … [read full article]

T-Mobile Joins Rural Cellular Association, Boosts Reach Of Rural Carrier Group

T-Mobile USA has announced they are joining the Rural Cellular Association and becoming the latest Tier 1 wireless carrier to join their ranks. The addition of T-Mobile to the RCA helps bolster the position of the organization as a counterweight to the CTIA, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. The RCA welcomes T-Mobile less than a year after Sprint joined the RCA as an affiliate member. Sprint joined the RCA last April, after coming out … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s HTC One S Makes Its Way To The FCC?

The FCC isn’t coming out and telling us exactly what the above device is, but as the boys at Engadget have noted, a T-Mobile friendly version of the HTC One S just passed through the FCC. This particular model comes equipped with a AWS 3G radio in addition to 850/1900 bands. There is some speculation that the PJ58100 is the One S for T-Mobile, not the device seen above, the PJ40100. The … [read full article]

Huawei Prism Passes Through The FCC, We’ve Got The First Image

Hello there Huawei Prism and welcome through the hallowed halls of the FCC. With the certification papers now listed online, we’ve got one more piece of confirmation for an upcoming T-Mobile launch. Unfortunately, we still don’t know much about the Prism — known internally as the U8651 (Astro). What we do know is that supports HSPA connectivity on the 850/1700 and 1900 bands. Add in microSD support and a 1,400mAh battery … [read full article]

T-Mobile Asks FCC To Stop Shot Clock On Verizon Spectrum Purchase

T-Mobile, along with Sprint, DirecTV and the Rural Telecommunications Group have filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission requesting that the FCC stop the clock on Verizon’s proposed AWS spectrum purchases. The groups primary concern surrounds the amount of redacted material in Verizon’s own FCC filings leads to an unclear picture of its agreements with the cable companies involved with the purchase. The groups wish to stop the clock until Verizon and … [read full article]

T-Mobile Moves To Block Verizon Acquisition Of Cable Company Spectrum

T-Mobile has indicated via fillings with the Federal Communications Commission their intent to persuade the government to block Verizon Wireless from acquiring spectrum from a number of cable companies. In the last few months Verizon has finalized deals to acquire spectrum from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox Communications. T-Mobile argues that the Verizon deal would place an “excessive concentration” of wireless spectrum in the hands of one of the … [read full article]

Samsung SGH-T769 Passes Through The FCC, User Agent String Appears

Chalk up another forthcoming T-Mobile device we can’t name in the form of the Samsung SGH-T769. It was back on January 25th that we identified the SGH-T999 user agent string and while we believe it’s the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, we can’t say anything with 100% certainty. Given that Samsung has all but maxed out its T9x9 model numbers, we’re not sure if the T769 is high-end, mid-range or somewhere … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tells FCC To Revamp Spectrum Auctions, Level Playing Field

T-Mobile is coming out swinging as it begins its hunt for more spectrum, telling the Federal Communications Commission and Congress to overhaul potential spectrum auction rules that could see smaller carriers squeezed out by larger rivals. Kathleen Ham, T-Mobile’s Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs stated this week that “Legislation pending in Congress would effectively preclude the FCC from considering existing spectrum holdings in determining the qualifications for participation in auctions,” and went … [read full article]

T-Mobile Cities Receiving $1 Billion In AT&T Spectrum Revealed, Is Your City on The List?

With AT&T’s official transfer application now on the Federal Communications Website, we can finally discover which specific licenses T-Mobile will gain. Thanks to the folks at GigaOM who prepared this pretty pink map with a city by city breakdown of areas T-Mobile will gain new airwaves. T-Mobile didn’t receive nationwide spectrum but it did receive valuable spectrum in some key cities. Furthermore, AT&T had to fork over all of its AWS holdings … [read full article]

AT&T, T-Mobile File For FCC Approval Of Spectrum Transfer

T-Mobile USA and AT&T have filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission for approval of the $1 billion in wireless spectrum AT&T now owes T-Mobile as part of the break-up free due to the failure of AT&T’s T-Mobile takeover. AT&T promised to turn over the spectrum, along with $3 billion cash if the deal fell through. “This additional spectrum will help meet the growing demand for wireless broadband services,” said Tom … [read full article]