Tag Archives: Spectrum

Verizon Says They Use Spectrum Twice As Efficiently As T-Mobile

Ok…so let’s just get this right out-of-the-way. The reason Verizon uses spectrum twice as efficiently as T-Mobile is because their network goes out every other day. It’s easy to be spectrum efficient with a LTE network that hardly works. Ok, stupid joke over. Anyway… With T-Mobile already launching the first salvo in what will inevitably be a back and forth has now found a first Verizon response via Verizon’s policy blog. In … [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]

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]

Deutsche Telekom CEO Comments On Need For LTE Network In United States

Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann spoke to the Deutsche Telekom official corporate blogger on December 20th in Germany about the need for a LTE network on T-Mobile USA. In this two minute video, Obermann states the need for T-Mobile USA to move toward a future that involves a focus on LTE technology and finding more spectrum to meet that goal. For Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA to achieve that goal, spectrum will cost … [read full article]

Editorial: Why T-Mobile Should And Will Deploy LTE (The Technical Edition)

In the comments of the article about the analyst positing $9 billion for LTE deployment, many people were puzzled on why everyone is so focused on T-Mobile needing to deploy LTE. The obvious marketing answer is that everyone else has it, so T-Mobile needs to be competitive and deploy it to be able to say that they’ve got it too. By itself, that is an incredibly stupid reason to spend billions of … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom Talks Breakup Fee, Silent on “Plan B” For US Branch

In light of the collapse of its failed T-Mobile USA deal with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom isn’t offering any details on howit plans on moving forward with its US branch. However, Chief Executive Rene Obermann did speak to reporters on a conference call discussing the need for more spectrum: “In the long term, we need more spectrum and network capacity. We are working on that. But we will not speculate about any inorganic steps … [read full article]

Unlocked iPhone Spotted Running On T-Mobile’s 3G Network? It’s True…Sort Of

No, I’m not crazy and yes, this story is about an iPhone running on T-Mobile’s 3G network. Yes we’re talking 3G here because only the iPhone 4S really supports what T-Mobile quantifies as 4G anyway. A small, unknown factoid about how T-Mobile is handling some of its spectrum refarming is that in certain parts of the country, they are using the 1900MHz band (known as the PCS band) for HSPA+. We’ve come to … [read full article]

Dish Network Looking To Partner With T-Mobile If AT&T Deal Fails

Dish Network, the second largest US satellite-TV provider will look to partner with T-Mobile if the AT&T bid fails, Chief Executive Officer Joseph Clayton said. Dish acquired spectrum earlier this year as part of a deal for bankrupt DBSD North America Inc. and Terrestar Networks and would look to merge those spectrum assets with T-Mobile and create a stronger competitor against AT&T and Verizon. Dish also remains interested in buying assets from … [read full article]