Tag Archives: spectrum auctions

John Legere: AWS-3 spectrum auction a “disaster for American wireless customers”

It’s been a few weeks now since the government’s AWS-3 spectrum auction ended, and by all accounts, T-Mobile played its cards perfectly. It spent almost $1.8 billion on mid-range spectrum which it can use to bolster its already-strong portfolio of 1700/2100 airwaves. But all-in-all, the whole affair was a big pile of baloney according to T-Mobile’s outspoken CEO. … [read full article]

T-Mo pushing FCC to reserve more 600MHz spectrum for smaller carriers

Next year’s major 600MHz auction has cropped up many times as a subject of discussion online this past 12 months. And it’s no surprise, it’s billed as the biggest spectrum auction the U.S. has seen since 2008. Earlier this year, Sprint and T-Mobile (plus some smaller carriers) got their wish when the FCC pushed through new auction rules. These rules would stop … [read full article]

AT&T says it may not participate in spectrum auction if FCC rules are adopted

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler recently proposed that his agency set aside a certain amount of spectrum in an upcoming auction for smaller carriers once the bidding reaches a certain threshold. The proposal is meant to help make those smaller operators stronger, but not everyone is pleased with Wheeler’s plan. AT&T has threatened to not take part in the spectrum auction if the FCC … [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]