Verizon Says Scores Of Companies Want Its Spectrum
Verizon Wireless said that a total of 64 companies — including AT&T and U.S. Cellular — have expressed interest in purchasing its Lower A and B Block 700MHz spectrum assets, according to filings with the Federal Communications Commission. Verizon floated the idea of selling some of its spectrum assets earlier this year should the FCC greenlight Verizon's proposed acquisition of 122 AWS spectrum licenses from a consortium of cable companies. The Department of Justice has given permission for Verizon to proceed with the AWS purchase, and the FCC chairman has recommended to his fellow commissioners that the deal be approved. Verizon must divest an unspecified amount of spectrum to make the FCC happy, some of which will go to T-Mobile USA. Verizon wants the AWS licenses to help bolster its LTE 4G network. It hasn't set a date yet to sell its A and B Block 700MHz holdings, but plans to do so soon.
Sprint, T-Mobile Agree to Halt Sharing Location with Some Apps
Following moves made earlier in the day by Verizon and AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have now said they also will cease sharing customer location data with certain third-party apps and services. Sprint said it is "beginning the process of terminating its current contracts with data aggregators to whom we provide location data." T-Mobile CEO John Legere tweeted, "I've personally evaluated this issue & have pledged that @tmobile will not sell customer location data to shady middlemen." The matter rose to attention after some third-party location brokers left the real-time data of millions of customers unprotected.
Qualcomm Debuts 5G NR Small Cell for Carriers
Qualcomm today announced the FSM100xx, a 5G NR product designed for small cells and remote radio heads. Qualcomm says the FSM100xx builds on its existing Qualcomm FSM Platform for 3G and 4G small cells.
Verizon to Cease Sharing Phone Location with Other Companies
Verizon Communications today said it will stop making customer location data available to third-party apps and services. The decision follows last month's revelation that third-party companies didn't always properly protect this data.
Blu Pure View Boasts an 18:9 Screen and Dual Selfie Cams
Blu Products today announced the Pure View, a premium handset that adopts modern design aesthetics and features. The Pure View has a metal frame and ultraviolet battery cover on the rear in midnight black.
My spectrum brings competitors to the yard,
Dang right, it's better than yours. I could share with you, but I'd have to charge!