Third Player Enters Mobile TV Game
Apr 24, 2006, 12:51 PM by (staff)
Updated. Another coalition of companies has announced it will build out a mobile TV broadcast network today. Hiwire will set up service broadcasting DVB-H TV in the 700 MHz spectrum. Hiwire is a venture between Aloha Partners, one of the largest 700 MHz spectrum holders in the US, SES Americom and a number of former cable executives. The service will use Aloha's spectrum to broadcast to handsets while SES Americom's satellites will provide the feeds to the ground stations. Last year Aloha Partners received permission from the FCC to begin offering wireless broadband using its spectrum and has begun testing high-speed internet in a few markets, in addition to today's mobile TV announcement. Hiwire will begin testing their service in Las Vegas later this fall, a channel lineup has not yet been determined. Crown Castle's Modeo will also use DVB-H technology to broadcast TV.
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.
AT&T Seeking 700MHz Spectrum from Peoples Wireless
AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to purchase two Lower 700 MHz C Block licenses from Peoples Wireless in Texas. If granted, AT&T would hold 24 MHz of contiguous, paired Lower 700 MHz spectrum in the two cellular market areas in question.
FCC Says AT&T Can Buy 700 MHz Licenses from Peoples
The FCC has approved AT&T's request to purchase two Lower 700 MHz C Block licenses from Peoples Wireless in Texas. The transaction gives AT&T 24 MHz of contiguous, paired Lower 700 MHz spectrum in two cellular market areas.
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.
FCC Gives KanOkla Permission to Sell Spectrum to AT&T
The FCC has approved AT&T's proposed acquisition of several spectrum licenses from KanOkla Telephone Association. The transfer includes one Lower 700 MHz C Block license and the partial assignment of a second Lower 700 MHz C Block license, for a total of 12 megahertz, covering parts of two local market areas in Kansas and Oklahoma.
and what phone supports this spectrum...?
Handsets will be available supporting the 700mhz band when the network is complete, and testing is finished, possibly this time nex...