Tag Archives: Spectrum

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]

DoJ signs off on T-Mobile acquisition of Verizon’s A-block spectrum

Things have been so noisy and persistent on the Sprint/SoftBank buyout rumor side that any mention of the 700MHz spectrum from Verizon has seemingly gone unnoticed. Earlier than anticipated, T-Mobile’s purchase of the A-block spectrum from VZW has been signed off by the Department of Justice. “The U.S. Department of Justice brought its antitrust review of T-Mobile US Inc.’s acquisition of Verizon Wireless spectrum licenses to an early close Monday, giving its approval … [read full article]

More low-band spectrum needed despite Verizon deal

Apart from being focussed on bringing the best deals available to the US postpaid market, T-Mobile’s other “North Star” at the moment is coverage, and it has to be. Once it has the coverage and the plans to compete with the bigger carriers, it’ll be a serious threat and will have a much larger influence on the market. Part of its strategy to increase quality of coverage and areas covered is to purchase … [read full article]

Verizon and T-Mobile close to spectrum deal according to Bloomberg

Today was supposed to be another quiet Friday for me, but I guess the powers that control leaks decided to spoil those plans. We’ve already seen reports claiming that Sprint is looking to buy T-Mobile, and now it’s rumored that Verizon and T-Mobile are close to a deal. Over the past few weeks, rumors of a VZW/Tmo deal have been gathering pace. We’ve known Verizon … [read full article]

T-Mobile chief, Jim Alling looks back on 2013 – “What a difference a year makes”

With 2013 drawing to a close, it’s hard to look at the overall US network scene and not think, “this was T-Mobile’s year.” Going from a place a couple of years back where it was almost sold to AT&T and now, where AT&T is copying almost everything Tmo does (presumably because it’s threatened), has been a massive turnaround. Jim Alling, T-Mobile’s COO spoke at an investor conference in New York today and commented … [read full article]