Tag Archives: Spectrum

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]

T-Mobile Receives Government Approval To Test Shared Airwaves

T-Mobile has received a go-ahead from US Communications Regulators to “test the impact of commercial wireless broadband” on a set of highly sought after group of airwaves in use by government agencies. Any testing by T-Mobile would allow for both the company and the government to decide potential opportunities and challenges posed to wireless carriers seeking to deploy next generation 4G services on the 1755-1850MHz bands while sharing the bands with existing government … [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]

Likely Buyer Emerges For Purchase Of T-Mobile Towers

Cellphone tower operator Crown Castle International is now said to be the leading bidder on T-Mobile’s 7,000 towers in a deal worth more than $2 billion, said people familiar with the matter. According to the Wall Street Journal, rival tower operators American Tower and Global Tower Partners are still in the mix, but talks with Crown Castle are “more advanced after final bids landed in early July.” Negotiations with Crown Castle could … [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 Pilot Trial Will Start Moving Customers Off 2G Network With Upgrade Incentives

Looks like T-Mobile is beginning to kick their network refarm into another gear as a new piece of intel hits our inbox suggesting T-Mobile will begin a “3G Device Upgrade Pilot” for select cities in the US. Beginning July 9th and running through July 30th, select residents of Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, DC, and Miami will take part in a pilot to cut the number of 2G devices on T-Mobile’s … [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]

T-Mobile “Expert” Says Verizon Is Least Efficient Spectrum User, T-Mobile Is Most Efficient

The T-Mobile vs. Verizon spectrum war continues with another salvo from T-Mobile as they challenge Verizon’s claim that it is the most efficient user of mobile spectrum in the US. Earlier today, T-Mobile rolled out an “expert” to not only knock Verizon’s claim, but to dig in a little deeper by showing Verizon as the most inefficient spectrum user in the US. Computer science research professor at Illinois Institute of Technology … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom CFO Says T-Mobile USA Can Stand Alone, Doesn’t Need A Partner

Deutsche Telekom CFO came right out today speaking at the 40th Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom conference and said that T-Mobile USA is “not a problem” for the international carrier. “There’s always a perception that if these guys are selling an asset it must be a problem child,” Höttges said. “It is not a problem for us. And that is due to the fact that we have a clear path … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO Says No Thank You To Verizon’s Spectrum

T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm told reporters during this mornings earnings call that the company isn’t interested in the wireless airwaves Verizon hopes to unload as it seeks to gain approval for their SpectrumCo purchase. Verizon said last month it would sell spectrum in the 700MHz band if US regulators approved its $3.9 billion proposed purchase of spectrum from SpectrumCo. Humm raised concerns about the spectrum interfering with TV stations that occupy … [read full article]