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T-Mobile places focus on being more competitive in latest Sprint merger filing with FCC

When T-Mobile and Sprint first announced their proposed merger, 5G was a major focus of their arguments in support of the deal. They even created called their website www.Allfor5G.com and used the #5GforAll hashtag. Now the two companies may be shifting gears and making a different argument a major focus. A new document recently filed to the FCC by T-Mobile places a focus on arguing that it needs to merge with Sprint to help … [read full article]

FCC to resume 180-day shot clock on review of T-Mobile-Sprint merger on Dec. 4

Two months after pausing its informal 180-day shot clock on its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, the FCC today¬†revealed that the shot clock will resume soon. The FCC will restart its 180-day shot clock on December 4, 2018, at day 55. The agency says that it’s now seeking comment on the new econometric study submitted by T-Mobile and Sprint in support of its merger and that anyone interested in commenting must do so no … [read full article]

T-Mobile TV service set-top box appears in FCC filing

Details about T-Mobile’s TV service continue to trickle out, and today we’re getting an early peek at the set-top box that’ll pipe the service’s content into your TV. An FCC filing for a T-Mobile-branded set-top box has appeared. Spotted by Variety, the box is referred to as the “T-Mobile Mini” in the user manual and is made by Kaonmedia, the same company that made set-top boxes for Layer3 TV, which T-Mobile purchased earlier … [read full article]

T-Mobile improving scam call protection with network-level technology

T-Mobile is working to beef up its scam protection offerings. T-Mobile today announced that it’s improving its Scam ID and Scam Block features by integrating new spoof identification tech at the network level. These improvements aim to analyze network data to pinpoint and identify the origin of a call before it reaches your phone to help fight the neighboor spoofing method of scam calling. A popular scam call technique is to temporarily spoof or hijack a … [read full article]

New York Attorney General has concerns about T-Mobile-Sprint merger’s effect on prepaid market

The New York Attorney General wants to take a closer look at the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has been¬†investigating the T-Mobile-Sprint merger shortly after it was announced in April and recently stepped up its efforts, according to sources speaking to the New York Post. Underwood has concerns that the merger could result in increase prepaid prices as a result of less competition between MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and … [read full article]

T-Mobile wants to run 600MHz experiment, asks FCC to make exception to its rules

T-Mobile has placed a heavy focus on 600MHz lately, buying up a ton of spectrum in an FCC auction last year and then putting it to use to deploy LTE. Now T-Mo wants to run an experiment using 600MHz airwaves. T-Mobile has asked the FCC to authorize it to test using its 600MHz coverage closer to TV stations than the FCC currently allows. The FCC’s rules require a 5 megahertz adjacent channel separation … [read full article]

T-Mobile says Dish is hoarding spectrum, urges FCC to do something about it

T-Mobile has gone after Dish in a new FCC filing. In a letter to the FCC, T-Mobile has explained to the FCC that the agency should push Dish to put the spectrum to productive use or strip Dish of its spectrum holdings because the company has not utilized them like it said it would. T-Mobile accuses Dish of hoarding spectrum licenses and argues that Dish “intends to continue to warehouse spectrum with no benefit to consumers.” … [read full article]

T-Mobile meets with FCC to talk 5G network model and Sprint merger

T-Mobile is working to persuade the FCC that its proposed merger with Sprint should be approved, and recently the carrier put together a presentation about what its 5G network would be like if T-Mo and Sprint do come together. T-Mobile’s presentation is pretty heavily redacted, but there are some interesting tidbits still available. For example, T-Mobile estimates that by 2024, the New T-Mobile’s 5G network would handle 21 exabytes of traffic every month. T-Mo also … [read full article]

T-Mobile asks FCC for permission to perform 5G tests in Las Vegas and Spokane

T-Mobile has named Las Vegas as one of the first cities that’ll get its 5G coverage, and recently the company asked for permission to begin 5G testing there. An FCC filing shows that T-Mobile has requested permission to conduct 5G NR tests in Las Vegas, NV and Spokane, WA. Tests will take place at two sites in Las Vegas and two sites in Spokane, and the period of testing will run from November 1, 2018 … [read full article]

T-Mobile talks up 5G in-home broadband plans with the FCC

Earlier this month, we saw T-Mobile talking up its home internet plans, with the company saying that it plans to offer a wireless-only TV and home internet bundle if its merger with Sprint is approved. Now T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert has talked a bit more about T-Mo’s plans. In a recent filing with the FCC, Sievert said that the New T-Mobile would have “a large market” for its in-home broadband service. The company is … [read full article]