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T-Mobile asks FCC for permission to operate on 2.5GHz band in Philadelphia

A new filing submitted by T-Mobile to the FCC this week has revealed the carrier’s desire to use 2.5GHz spectrum in Philadelphia. In an application filed with the FCC, T-Mobile says it’d like special temporary authority (STA) to operate on the 2570-2630MHz band in Philadelphia that’s currently licensed or leased to Sprint or one of Sprint’s affiliates. Sprint has already consented to T-Mo’s use of the spectrum. T-Mobile explains that this STA will allow it to test … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms it’s financially prepared to close Sprint merger

The T-Mobile-Sprint merger continues to be in a bit of a limbo as it waits for approval from a couple more entities before it can officially close, but today T-Mo issued a statement to reaffirm that it’s ready to merge whenever those approvals come. T-Mobile said today that it’s financially prepared to close its merger with Sprint. This is based on its previously secured commitments for bridge financing and senior credit facility financing, subject to the … [read full article]

T-Mobile closing mall stores, expanding roaming for Sprint customers in response to coronavirus

As the situation with the coronavirus continues, T-Mobile this weekend announced some additional steps it’s taking to keep customers and employees safe and keep everyone connected. First up, T-Mobile says that starting on March 15th, it will temporarily close indoor mall stores until further notice. This includes all T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile shops, including dealer stores, that are physically located inside a shopping mall. While the stores are closed, T-Mobile is maintaining compensation for its … [read full article]

T-Mobile and other US carriers pledge to waive late fees due to coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, companies from around the broadband and wireless industries have pledged to help keep consumers connected. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the Keep Americans Connected Pledge this week, which has companies make three commitments to ensure that people can stay online even if they encounter issues paying their bill during the coronavirus pandemic. For the next 60 days, the companies who agreed to this pledge must: Not terminate service to any residential … [read full article]

T-Mobile outlines what senior leadership team will look like after Sprint merger

Following T-Mobile and Sprint’s victory in court, New York and California dropping their opposition, and the CPUC issuing a proposal for approval, it’s looking increasingly likely that T-Mo and Sprint’s merger will happen. Ahead of that, the two companies have detailed what the senior leadership team (SLT) of the New T-Mobile will look like. In a letter to employees that was also shared with the SEC, T-Mobile CEO John Legere and COO Mike Sievert … [read full article]

FCC 5G mmWave auction results show T-Mobile spent $873 million on spectrum licenses

The FCC today published the results of its 5G mmWave spectrum auction, and the results are a bit different than what some had predicted. Auction 103 saw the FCC offer a total of 3,400 megahertz of spectrum, which is the most spectrum ever offered in an auction. The airwaves up for auction were in the Upper 37GHz, 39GHz, and 47GHz bands. T-Mobile spent a total of $872.8 million in the auction and won 2,384 spectrum licenses … [read full article]

California Public Utilities Commission issues proposal to approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Hot on the heels of California’s Attorney General saying that he won’t appeal the ruling in T-Mobile-Sprint merger lawsuit, some more good news for the merger has come out of California. The California Public Utilities Commission has issued a proposal to approve the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The approval comes with “extensive conditions” that aim to mitigate any adverse impacts on competition and to protect consumers. The conditions that the CPUC have proposed for the … [read full article]

FCC mmWave spectrum auction ends with nearly $7.6 billion in bids

A major FCC spectrum auction came to an end this week. Auction 103 closed on March 5th, nearly three months after it opened. The auction included a total of 3,400 megahertz of spectrum, which is the most ever offered in an auction. Participants were bidding on millimeter wave spectrum in the upper 37GHz, 39GHz, and 49GHz bands. In total, the auction brought in $7.57 billion. Right now there’s no official info on how much spectrum each … [read full article]

FCC fines U.S. carriers over sale of customer location data, T-Mobile faces $91 million fine

As expected, the FCC has officially proposed fines against T-Mobile and the other major U.S. carriers over the sale of customer location data. The FCC announced today that T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon will all face fines for “apparently selling access to their customers’ location information without taking reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to that information.” T-Mobile is facing the largest fine of the four carriers with a proposed fine of more than $91 … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon will reportedly be fined at least $200 million for selling customer location data

After the FCC confirmed last month that U.S. wireless carriers broke the law by selling customers’ real-time location data, a new report says that all four major operators will face fines. T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon are all expected to be hit with fines that could be at least $200 million in total. The fines will be officially announced by the FCC on Friday, reports Reuters, and the carriers will be able to challenge the fines … [read full article]