CTIA Determines 2 TV Stations Can Share a Single Channel
The CTIA Wireless Association has published the results of a field study that verified two television stations can in fact broadcast their content in a single slice of spectrum. The test was kicked off earlier this year in Los Angeles, where two TV stations agreed to perform the trial. The stations tested sending a variety of HD and SD streams and determined that they could send two HD and two SD streams through one channel without affecting the quality of their content. This was made possible by the use of the most modern compression techniques. The findings are significant because the Federal Communications Commission hopes to convince TV stations to give up their spectrum in a reverse auction planned for next year. The spectrum will in turn be sold to wireless network operators and used for mobile broadband.
NYC Reaches Full Cellular Coverage In All Subway Stations
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that by January 9th, all underground subway stations in New York City will have cellular and Wi-Fi coverage. The system was built and is maintained by Transit Wireless, which confirmed to Phone Scoop that this milestone includes all four major wireless carriers, at all covered stations.
FCC Says Incentive Auction Reaches End Point
The FCC today said the close of the fourth stage will mark the end of bidding in the auction for 600 MHz airwaves. The auction has been in progress since last May and worked its way through several stages.
T-Mobile Says It Will Start Using 600 MHz Spectrum This Year
"T-Mobile now has the largest swath of unused low-band spectrum in the country," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere about the company's 600 MHz auction winnings. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC.
Transit Wireless Brings Service to 20 Stations In the Bronx
Transit Wireless today said it has completed Phase 4 of its project to bring cellular and WiFi service to subway stations across New York City. Phase 4 adds coverage to 20 stations in the Bronx, as well as 17 stations in Manhattan.
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