Tag Archives: Spectrum

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]

Verizon Purchases 122 AWS-1 Licenses From SpectrumCo, Eliminating Potential Deal For T-Mobile With Cable Companies?

Assuming regulators would approve such a deal, Verizon just screwed the prospects of a T-Mobile hookup with a cable company if the AT&T deal does indeed go all the way south. Verizon Wireless has announced that it is purchasing 122 AWS-1 spectrum licenses for $3.6 billion from SpectrumCo covering 259 million POPS in the United States. SpectrumCo is a joint venture between Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Comcast owns 63.6% … [read full article]

FCC Will Combine AT&T’s Qualcomm And T-Mobile Bids Together For Review

The Federal Communications Commission informed AT&T late Monday afternoon that it would combine its reviews of the proposed T-Mobile buyout along with their purchase of the 700MHz wireless spectrum currently held by Qualcomm. In a letter issued by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau the FCC concluded that enough evidence was presented that the ramifications of both deals are related and that they should be considered at the same time.  “The Commission’s ongoing review … [read full article]

FCC To AT&T: Show Us The Spectrum!

The FCC and the Justice Department are already reviewing the proposed AT&T takeover of T-Mobile and have now asked AT&T to substantiate their claims of spectrum shortages. In a posting on the FCC website the commission requested that AT&T provide “all plans, analyses and reports discussing the relative network spectrum capacity constraints on the company.” Inside AT&T’s April 21st filing with the FCC they said they “face network spectrum … [read full article]

FCC Pledges Extensive Review Of AT&T/T-Mobile Deal, Chairman Hints At Lack Of Competition

In a conference held just moments ago the FCC discussed the steps it would take to evaluate the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile acquisition. Paperwork has been filed by the FCC and the real fun begins for AT&T and T-Mobile to submit their own documentation which will be done under strict confidentiality. According to todays call the FCC and DOJ will conduct a parallel review of the deal not unlike the approval process performed … [read full article]

So What Will A T-Mobile / AT&T Network Look Like?

Let’s put aside rumors of AT&T having to divest parts of the T-Mobile network in order to receive FCC and DOJ approval as we look at what the two conjoined networks could look like. Fierce Mobile acquired some images courtesy of American Roamer, an “independent source of wireless carrier network coverage and spectrum information” has gone and done just that. In this block of pretty pictures of the US wireless … [read full article]

AT&T Says T-Mobile Deal Necessary For Spectrum Needs

The AT&T T-Mobile deal stories just keep on coming with this report from CNN stating that AT&T needed T-Mobile for spectrum needs or face their own growth problems. Speaking in Orlando AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega stated that AT&T would face significant challenges “in the short term,” without purchasing T-Mobile. No time frame was given as to when AT&T might face a crisis of spectrum shortage but acknowledged that AT&T had to make a … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom Not Interested In Selling T-Mobile, Stop Worrying

There is no question that T-Mobile’s recent quarterly report left us a little concerned and disappointed. We wanted to see an immediate turnaround and yet, like so many things, this company wide turnaround will be more gradual than immediate. Given that, we thought it might be worth posting a quick article to help allay some of the fears people have expressed since that article went up. On February 25th, the Wall Street … [read full article]