Tag Archives: Spectrum

$31 billion in bids so far as AWS-3 auction reaches 25th round

As many of you will be aware, T-Mobile is one of many companies currently taking part in the FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction. During the process, T-Mo could stand to gain some more 1700/2100 spectrum to help bolster its LTE network. As reported by Fierce Wireless, the spectrum auction has now gone through 24 rounds of bidding and – so far – has reached a huge $31 billion in bids. That’s $12 billion more than … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire more 700MHz, AWS and PCS spectrum in North Dakota

T-Mobile is doing all it can to acquire more spectrum to expand its LTE network in order to compete with Verizon and AT&T on a coverage scale. In the most recent application, T-Mobile is seeking to acquire a mix of spectrum from BEK Communications Cooperative in North Dakota. In various counties across the state, T-Mo is looking to get its hands on 700MHz, 1700/2100 (AWS) and 1900 MHz (PCS) spectrum to bolster its … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Verizon and Dish among 70 companies allowed to bid at AWS-3 auction

The FCC’s upcoming AWS-3 auction will be the biggest spectrum auction in the U.S. since 2008, and the list of companies qualified to bid has 70 names. The auction is set to begin on November 13th. T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T are all on the list, as is Dish Network. But perhaps the biggest absence is Sprint. Old Yeller decided to sit this one out. Alongside the major companies are a … [read full article]

FCC delays 600MHz TV spectrum auction until 2016

The FCC has decided to delay the 600MHz TV spectrum auction initially planned for 2015, due to an impending court case. Gary Epstein, Chair of the FCC’s incentive auction task force, announced the move in a blog posted just a short while ago. Earlier this week, the court issued a briefing schedule in which the final briefs are not due until late January 2015.  Oral arguments will follow at a later date yet … [read full article]

T-Mo calls for FCC to reserve more spectrum in upcoming 600MHz auction

T-Mobile’s Un-carrier philosophy isn’t just about creating competitive offers and remove pain points for customers. It’s also doing what it can to change the telecoms landscape to make it fairer and not so skewed towards the big two carriers. As much is made clear in a recent blog post by the company’s VP of Federal Regulatory Affairs, Kathleen Ham. A post in which she acknowledges the great moves made by … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire more 700MHz spectrum in New Mexico, Texas, Minnesota among others

This week, it’s been revealed that T-Mobile is involved in several new transactions to acquire yet more 700MHz spectrum in a number of new markets. The updated map above shows the markets where it holds spectrum in magenta, with other proposed acquisitions marked in different colors. A deal with Frontier would see T-Mo add 700MHz spectrum in Rochester, NY, covering around 1.51 million POPs. Another transaction with Kurian would see low-band spectrum networks … [read full article]

Perfect T-Mobile partner needs to have spectrum and customers, makes Iliad buyout unlikely

There’s no two ways about it: T-Mobile is an attractive company right now. It’s disrupting the wireless industry, expanding its network and taking customers from its competitors at a rate of 3:1*, and of all 4 major carriers, it has the best public image and appeal. What’s more, Deutsche Telekom wants to get rid. Not because T-Mobile is unsuccessful, but because it needs to focus its efforts on competing in Europe. But what … [read full article]

T-Mobile to raise new debt in order to purchase AWS-3 spectrum at auction?

In a press release yesterday, T-Mobile announced that it would be seeking to raise new debt, to raise cash for general corporate purposes. Although the earlier release didn’t state how much was going to be raised, a further announcement was made later yesterday evening which did.  “T-Mobile USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary,has agreed to sell $1,300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.000% Senior Notes due 2023 and $1,700,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Notes … [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]

FCC filing reveals further T-Mobile 700MHz transaction covering 6.4M POPs

When T-Mobile purchased the huge lump of A-block spectrum – covering 158M people – from Verizon earlier this year, it was never the company’s plan to only have that and nothing else. After all, T-Mo wants to ensure as many people are covered by the stronger, lower-frequency LTE as possible. Last week it was revealed that the company had agreed to acquire a lump of A-block [read full article]