Tag Archives: Spectrum

T-Mobile emerges as big spender in FCC 24GHz and 28GHz spectrum auctions

The FCC today announced the results of its 24GHz and 28GHz spectrum auctions, and T-Mobile was among the big spenders. When it comes to the 28GHz auction, T-Mobile bought 865 licenses in 864 markets for total of $39,288,450. The 24GHz auction saw T-Mobile score 1,346 licenses and 400 partial economic areas (PEAs) for a total of $803,212,025. Another notable player in this auction was AT&T, who dropped a cool $982,468,996 on 831 licenses for 24GHz spectrum. … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger tidbits: Comcast won’t buy divested spectrum, C Spire supports deal

There have been a lot of leaks, rumors, and speculation surrounding T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger this week, including one report that said that the DOJ wants the two carriers to help create a new, fourth U.S. carrier and a rumor claiming that Amazon may buy Boost Mobile. Now we’re winding down the week with some more tidbits related to the merger. First up, Comcast says that it won’t be buying any spectrum that [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint may divest spectrum to get Justice Department’s approval for merger

We’ve heard that T-Mobile and Sprint are hard at work on convincing the Department of Justice to approve their merger, and now we’ve gotten wind of one concession that the two carriers might make. T-Mobile and Sprint are thinking about divesting some of their spectrum to improve the odds of the DOJ approving their merger. That’s according to reports from Reuters and Bloomberg, with the latter adding that the divested airwaves would go … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint sign reciprocal long-term spectrum lease agreement

T-Mobile announced its Q3 2018 results this week, confirming a 4G LTE network that covers 324 million people and 600MHz LTE coverage that’s in more than 1,500 cities and towns. And in an SEC filing, T-Mo revealed another piece of network news. T-Mobile signed a reciprocal, long-term lease agreement with Sprint in September 2018 in which they both have the right to use a portion of spectrum owned by the other carrier. The agreement includes … [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 explains to FCC why it should participate in mmWave auction, says it won’t jointly bid with Sprint

The FCC is hosting a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum auction later this year, and T-Mobile recently submitted a filing to the FCC to explain why it should participate. T-Mobile explains that it and Sprint are aware of the need to avoid any inappropriate coordination of competitive activity before their merger is complete and the need to avoid any potential violations of antitrust laws while they remain independent. And so T-Mo says that it and Sprint … [read full article]

T-Mobile interested in using spectrum above 95GHz for 5G backhaul

T-Mobile has said that it plans to use 600MHz and mmWave spectrum for its 5G network, and now the carrier has identified some additional spectrum that it thinks could help with its 5G network. In a filing with the FCC, T-Mobile has said that the spectrum above 95GHz would be good for 5G backhaul. T-Mo says that these bands can support wide bandwidths up to 5GHz, letting them carry high-bandwidth wireless traffic where it can … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO says spectrum acquisitions worth ‘a few billion dollars’ are coming

Last year, T-Mobile made news when it dropped $8 billion on 600MHz spectrum in an FCC auction. Now one T-Mo executive says that the carrier will likely spend a few billion more for additional spectrum in the near future. Speaking at an investor event this week, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said that T-Mo will likely receive a “massive explosion in cash” over the next 7 to 8 years due to the tax reform legislation that … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares more info on 600MHz spectrum transition process

Last month, T-Mobile revealed that it spent nearly $8 billion on 600MHz spectrum, making it the biggest spender in the FCC’s auction. Now T-Mo has revealed more details on its plans for deploying that spectrum for consumer use. T-Mobile has posted an animation that shows the phases in which the 600MHz spectrum that it purchased will be transitioned to its use. There are 10 phases in total, each with its own deadline for the TV … [read full article]

T-Mobile exec talks adding more stores, stealing market share with iPhone 7 launch

After dropping some details on T-Mobile’s AWS-3 spectrum deployment plans, T-Mo’s Nils Paellmann is back today to talk more about the Un-carrier’s upcoming plans. Speaking at an investor conference, Nils Paellmann, T-Mobile’s Vice President of Investor Relations, touched on T-Mo’s plans to expand its retail stores. Paellmann explained that T-Mo doesn’t currently have distribution everywhere that it has LTE service, but that it plans to add another 400 stores this year: “We’re looking at expanding … [read full article]