AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, DoD to Explore Spectrum Sharing
AT&T today announced via its public policy blog that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless, and the Department of Defense to explore the idea of sharing spectrum. The agreement follows recommendations made by the NTIA last year that the option be used as an alternative to new spectrum auctions. The companies will test sharing a 95MHz slice of airwaves between 1755MHz and 1850MHz, which is currently used by the DoD. The testing will be carried out over the next couple of months, and is expected to be completed by the end of March. The tests will include monitoring, sharing, and simulations at five locations specified by the DoD to see if DoD activities are harmed or disrupted by nearby base station activity. The results will be shared by the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee when ready.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Sprint expects to deploy voice over LTE across its network starting this fall. Sprint competitors AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless already offer VoLTE across the bulk of their footprints, making Spring the last major carrier to deploy the upgraded voice technology.
AT&T Follows T-Mo and Verizon, to Offer Free Olympic Roaming
AT&T today said that like its competitors T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, it will offer customers the opportunity to use their mobile devices during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at no extra cost. Specifically, AT&T will waive the $10 fee normally charged for the AT&T International Day Pass.
OnePlus 5T and Honor 7X Now Available In Red
OnePlus and Honor today made red versions of their most recent devices available to U.S. consumers.
Qualcomm Plowing Forward with Various 5G NR Techs
Qualcomm today outlined some of the technologies it is testing as it pushes the 3GPP 5G NR standard closer to reality. The company completed one of the first 5G cellular voice calls with partners Verizon Wireless and Nokia earlier this month.
FCC Chair Floats 3.5GHz Sharing Proposal
The FCC is moving forward with plans to free up a portion of the 3.5GHz band for wireless broadband use. The agency has been exploring the idea of sharing the airwaves with the incumbent users, including the military, and wants to make 150MHz of the spectrum available for wireless purposes.
at&t is so full of it
Hey at&t, its pretty evident that you know how to buy spectrum, but don't know how to USE it. Instead of making the DoD late to the coffee shop, why don't you put the tools you already have to use.
Wait, sorry I suggested that, seems it's impossible to do because it makes sence.
LTE 1800 anyone?
Pink Jazz said:
So, does this mean we will start having LTE 1800 phones? In Europe there is GSM 1800, and perhaps as 2G GSM is phased out Europe can soon follow suit with LTE 1800 as well.
No, the DCS 1800 MHz band...
This is specifically to see whether or not *any* wireless carrier can operate a network on spectrum that's already being used by the government (1755-1850MHz). This particular plan is a test of these specific airwaves only, and just to make a ...