Qualcomm Gets FCC Nod For MediaFLO Spectrum
Apr 20, 2006, 1:52 PM by (staff)
Qualcomm today received FCC approval for its use of two UHF licenses needed to continue the buildout of the MediaFLO network. It will now be able to use licenses that serve Chicago, Milwaukee and Gary, indiana The MediaFLO network operates in the 700 MHz spectrum on what is currently television channel 55. Because broadcasters must clear these channels out for the digital television transition, any sale or new use of them must be approved by the FCC.
Second Round of FCC Incentive Auction Fizzles Out
The second round of the FCC's reverse auction ended suddenly in just a few hours due to lack of demand. Earlier this month the FCC lowered the targeted clearing cost of the spectrum licenses to $54.6 billion.
FCC Bestows More 600 MHz Licenses
The FCC today granted licenses for 600 MHz spectrum to those companies that placed winning bids during the incentive auction, which concluded earlier this year. The FCC has already distributed some of the 600 MHz licenses, including some to T-Mobile.
FCC Sets 126 MHz Clearing Target for Reverse Auction
The FCC today announced it has set an initial spectrum clearing target of 126 MHz during the reverse part of the auction for 600 MHz airwaves. Television broadcasters have agreed to part with this spectrum.
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.
AT&T Ditching its Band 71 Licenses
AT&T is selling $1 billion worth of recently-acquired radio spectrum licenses to an obscure Virginia company, according to documents filed recently with the FCC. The spectrum in question is all (or nearly all) of the 600 MHz (band 71) licenses that AT&T acquired in an FCC auction just one year ago.
Coming in 07! ! ! !
No buffering, it's digital, AND it's live! ! !
I'm actually waiting until THIS time next year, when DVB-H or Media FLO handsets are available in the U.S., I'm not even under contract right now, nor have I been for 6 months, bc nothing currently on the market appeals to me.