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T-Mobile to pay $40 million as part of FCC settlement over failed rural calls

T-Mobile has reached a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission for violating the Communications Act of 1934. T-Mobile failed to correct issues with calls being delivered to rural customers, says the FCC. The agency began investigating complaints that T-Mo customers were unable to reach consumers using three rural Wisconsin carriers, and while T-Mobile told the FCC that the issue had been resolved, the FCC continued to get complaints. Complaints filed directly with T-Mobile showed patterns of … [read full article]

T-Mobile meets with FCC Chairman to push for broader mmWave spectrum auction

Earlier this year, T-Mobile urged the FCC to hold a millimeter wave (mmWave) auction in 2018. Now another filing has revealed that T-Mobile recently continued its push during a meeting with the FCC Chairman. T-Mobile met with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on March 7 to, among other things, talk about an expanded mmWave auction. The meeting included T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, T-Mobile Puerto Rico VP and GM Jorge Martel, and T-Mobile VP … [read full article]

T-Mobile buys 1150MHz of mmWave spectrum in Ohio, plans to use it for 5G

T-Mobile recently urged the FCC to hold a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum auction in 2018, but that doesn’t mean that T-Mo won’t be getting hold of mmWave spectrum other ways in the mean time. T-Mobile has agreed to buy 1150MHz of millimeter wave spectrum. The spectrum is of the LMDS (28-31GHz) variety and is located in Ohio, including cities like Toledo, Cleveland, and Akron. In its FCC application for the deal, T-Mobile says that it intends … [read full article]

T-Mobile urges FCC to hold mmWave auction in 2018

T-Mobile did pretty well for itself in last year’s 600MHz auction, and now it looks like the company wants to have another spectrum auction in 2018. T-Mobile has filed a comment with the FCC, urging the agency to begin the process for holding an auction for millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. Specifically, T-Mo wants the FCC to hold a combined auction for the 24GHz, 28GHz, 37GHz, 39GHz, and 48GHz spectrum. Later on in its comment, T-Mobile … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ appear in the FCC with LTE band 71 support

It’s expected that Samsung will introduce the Galaxy S9 at MWC next month, but some important details of the upcoming flagship appear to have been revealed today. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ appear to have passed through the FCC. The listings are for two Samsung devices with the model numbers SM-G960U and SM-G965U, which rumors have said are the S9 and S9+. To compare, the S8 and S8+ are the SM-G950U and SM-G955U. … [read full article]

Several U.S. senators ask FCC and DOJ to begin investigating potential T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Hot on the heels of a report that claimed that T-Mobile and Sprint are hammering out the final details of a merger, several senators have penned a letter asking for an investigation into the two carriers. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN), and seven other senators have written a letter urging the FCC and DOJ to investigate the potential impact of a T-Mobile-Sprint merger. “A combination of T-Mobile and Sprint could … [read full article]

T-Mobile requests FCC permission to conduct 3.5GHz equipment tests

T-Mobile is interested in run some 3.5GHz tests. T-Mobile recently submitted an application for special temporary authority with the FCC, requesting permission to operate in the 3.5GHz band. T-Mo says that it wants to operate in the 3550-3700MHz band “to understand the propagation characteristics and gain a better understanding of new innovative services this band can offer.” In its application, T-Mobile explains that it’ll be working with equipment from Ericsson and Nokia. The tests will be conducted … [read full article]

T-Mobile meets with FCC to discuss 600MHz rollout

T-Mobile has repeatedly said that it plans to light up its first 600MHz cell sites this year, and recently T-Mo met with the FCC to discuss those rollout efforts. In its meeting with FCC representatives, T-Mobile talked up its plans to rapidly roll out its 600MHz network and the importance of this coverage. T-Mo explained that the 600MHz rollout will “[bring] new competition and choice to rural areas previously unserved by T-Mobile.” T-Mobile also shared … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO urges FCC to make 3.5GHz band more favorable for 5G

T-Mobile has said that it plans to use 600MHz and high-band millimeter wave spectrum for its 5G coverage, and now T-Mo is making an effort to get more mid-band spectrum for 5G use, too. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has published a blog post that makes arguments for why the FCC should make the 3.5GHz (3550-3700MHz) band spectrum available for 5G networks. Ray argues that the 3.5GHz band would be a good mid-band option for 5G … [read full article]

FCC announces results of 600MHz auction, T-Mobile wins more spectrum than any other company

The FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction officially wrapped up earlier this year following a lot of back and forth between the TV broadcasters, the FCC, and the auction bidders. Now the results of that auction have come out. T-Mobile announced today that it came away with 1,525 licenses and an average of 31 MHz nationwide, which it spent a total of $7.99 billion on. T-Mo won 45 percent of all of the low-band spectrum available … [read full article]