Tag Archives: 600MHz

T-Mobile CTO says less than one percent of customers turn off Binge On, also talks 600MHz deployment

T-Mobile executives have made quite a few interesting comments at various conferences lately, and today there are a couple of other interesting tidbits to share. First up, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has said that less than eight-tenths of one percent of T-Mobile customers have turned off Binge On since its launch last year. T-Mo has regularly touted how Binge On usage, like when it said back in July that customers had streamed more than 765 … [read full article]

T-Mobile says that its network coverage will match Verizon’s within next 12 months

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T-Mobile did pretty well in two separate U.S. network comparisons that were announced today, winning for fastest 4G LTE network speeds in both reports. One category that T-Mobile finished second in was LTE coverage, but T-Mo says that that it won’t stay second for long. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today said that T-Mo’s coverage will match Verizon’s within the next 12 months, if not sooner. “We plan to materially close the gap by the end … [read full article]

FCC finishes first stage of 600MHz auction with $86.4 billion spectrum cost

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the 600MHz spectrum auction, but today a major milestone was hit. The FCC has confirmed that the reverse auction is complete, and that the bidding for the 126MHz of spectrum that was cleared finished at $86.4 billion. With a “B.” Now the FCC will shift to the forward auction that’ll see carriers, including T-Mobile, bid for that spectrum. In addition to T-Mo, AT&T and Verizon are … [read full article]

T-Mobile expects to have 600MHz-compatible phones to go with spectrum deployment in 2017

Hot on the heels of the news that T-Mobile could start deploying 600MHz spectrum in 2017, some more hot 600MHz news has come out. During a J.P. Morgan conference today, CFO Braxton Carter said that T-Mobile will have phones that support 600MHz airwaves ready when it begins to deploy that spectrum. Carter explained that T-Mobile has previously shown that it can work with device makers both on infrastructure and handsets in an effort to “drive … [read full article]

T-Mobile says that it could start deploying spectrum from 600MHz auction in 2017

After months and months of anticipation, the 600MHz incentive auction is finally about to get underway. But when will we actually see the benefits of this auction? T-Mobile hopes that that’ll be next year. “We believe we’ll be able to get the start of deployment and usage at the end of 2017,” Peter Ewens, T-Mobile’s EVP of Corporate Strategy, said this week. Ewens went on to explain that T-Mobile could deploy its 600MHz spectrum in … [read full article]

FCC announces 600MHz spectrum auction clearing target, bidding round schedule

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news regarding the 600MHz spectrum auction, but today the FCC made a big announcement regarding the auction. The FCC said today that it has set an initial spectrum clearing target of 126 MHz, adding that under the band plan associated with the spectrum clearing target 100 MHz (or 10 paired blocks) of licensed spectrum will be offered on a near-nationwide basis. Here’s what FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler … [read full article]

T-Mobile can get $2 billion from Deutsche Telekom for 600MHz spectrum auction

The 600MHz spectrum auction is starting to get close, and T-Mobile just got a nice infusion of spending money. An SEC filing has revealed that T-Mobile can sell $2 billion in senior notes to Deutsche Telekom. These notes can be issued until December 1, 2016, will mature on March 15, 2021, and have 5.3 percent coupon. According to the SEC filing, the $2 billion that T-Mobile … [read full article]

Analysts say Sprint promos won’t affect T-Mobile, also weigh in on 600MHz auction

Sprint has been running a half-off switcher promo since November that offers to cut in half the rate plans of folks that switch to Sprint from competing carriers. The deal has been extended a couple of times now because Sprint says that it’s gotten an “overwhelming response,” but some analysts don’t think that the deal will have any effect on T-Mobile. In a recent note regarding T-Mobile’s upcoming results announcement, Barclays … [read full article]