Tag Archives: FCC

FCC Questions T-Mobile’s Planned Mint Mobile Acquisition

Back in March, T-Mobile announced its plan to acquire Ka’ena Corporation and its subsidiaries, which included Mint Mobile, Ultra Mobile, and Plum!. It looks like the plans continue to be in place as the Un-carrier responded to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) questions regarding this acquisition.  As shared by Light Reading, the questions touched base on a number of topics including … [read full article]

T-Mobile Will Be Leasing Comcast’s Airwaves

Recently, Comcast revealed that it will be selling spectrum to T-Mobile. The information was announced on Comcast’s blog, which details that the deal will be worth up to $3.3 billion.  As shared by Comcast, it will be selling its 600MHz band spectrum since it is “unlikely” to need it. Previously, the cable company planned to build its own 5G network for its Xfinity Mobile brand. The company’s initial plan was … [read full article]

T-Mobile Explains How Its Spectrum Will Help US Consumers

It’s been a year since the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) completed Auction 108. But despite this, T-Mobile still has not received its 2.5GHz licenses.  In the auction, the Un-carrier spent $304 million on over 7,000 2.5GHz spectrum licenses in the hopes of improving its Ultra Capacity 5G network deployment. And with this, T-Mobile’s President of Technology, Ulf Edwaldsson, has called out the agency in a blog post. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Currently Has No License to the 2.5GHz Spectrum It Bought from the FCC


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s spectrum auction authority lapsed last March 9th. Because of this, the FCC Chairwoman, Jessica Rosenworcel, has revealed that she does not have authority to grant the 2.5GHz spectrum licenses that T-Mobile won in an auction held last summer.  Despite this, FierceWireless revealed that the Un-carrier filed a request in March to use the 2.5GHz licenses by granting … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Ka’ ena Corporation Talk to FCC About Mint/Ultra Acquisition

Last week, representatives from T-Mobile and Ka’ ena Corporation had an online meeting with officials from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The group talked to the government agency to convince them why T-Mo should be allowed to acquire Mint Mobile and Ultra Mobile.  This comes after T-Mobile presented to the FCC why the acquisition will not be harming consumers or competitors. The Un-carrier even argued that the move is a much easier case compared to Verizon’s TracFone … [read full article]

T-Mobile wins new spectrum that allows expansion in select rural areas

Earlier today, T-Mobile unveiled the good news– it won the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)’s recent 2.5GHz spectrum auction that awards them over 7,000 county-based licenses. With this, they are now able to reach 81 million people who live in rural areas. T-Mobile spent $304 million in the auction.  The new spectrum allows T-Mobile to expand its Ultra Capacity 5G coverage to these communities. And in addition to these communities, the places that T-Mo’s Ultra Capacity 5G already … [read full article]

T-Mobile details plans with new 3.45 GHz spectrum

T-Mobile has big plans with its recent win in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Auction 110. And today, the Un-carrier has laid out those plans in a new release.  Even though T-Mobile has taken the lead in 5G, it plans to further fuel this lead with the latest mid-band 3.45 GHz spectrum it purchased in the auction. This will be added to the 2.5 GHz spectrum that T-Mo has already deployed with its 5G network.  As of … [read full article]

T-Mobile will settle June 2020 outage for $19.5 million

Last year, T-Mobile customers experienced a massive outage that led to over 20,000 failed 911 emergency calls. And now, the mobile operator has agreed to settle a probe for $19.5 million.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prompted an investigation into the June 2020 outage that lasted over 12 hours. It also led to a congestion on T-Mobile’s networks and caused “the complete failure of more than 23,000 911 calls.”  As part of its consent decree with the … [read full article]

FCC proposes measures to tighten SIM swap requests


Last month, T-Mobile encountered one of the largest data breaches ever. The hacker was able to access the information of around 50 million users. And not only that, the Un-Carrier has since been dealing with SIM swap and port out attacks. This is pretty common with users who have a Coinbase account. And now, it looks like the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is stepping in to fight the problem.  Earlier today, the FCC [read full article]