T-Mobile To Test Mobile TV
Oct 23, 2006, 2:46 PM by (staff)
T-Mobile will participate in a trial for mobile TV service Hiwire beginning next month. Hiwire is testing a DVB-H network in the 700 MHz band in Las Vegas with 3-4 handsets. T-Mobile has been named as a test partner for this service, however they have not signed on to launch with Hiwire. Like MediaFLO, Hiwire owns 700 MHz spectrum in the UHF TV band around the country. The recent FCC decision to allow MediaFLO to begin launching its service before the analog TV sundown should also allow Hiwire to do the same if trials are successful.
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.
T-Mobile to Light Up 600 MHz LTE This Summer
T-Mobile today said it plans to begin testing its newly acquired 600 MHz spectrum as soon as this summer. The FCC granted licenses for the spectrum this week following the years-long incentive auction process.
T-Mobile Trying to Block AT&T's 700 MHz Purchase
T-Mobile has filed a petition with the FCC in an attempt to prevent AT&T from purchasing select 700 MHz spectrum licenses. AT&T filed a request to transfer the licenses, which cover portions of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, last month.
LG V30 First to Support T-Mobile's 600 MHz Spectrum
LG and T-Mobile today said the new V30 flagship smartphone will be the first device capable of operating on T-Mobile's brand new 600 MHz spectrum, or Band 71. T-Mobile kicked off 600 MHz service in Cheyenne, Wyo., two weeks ago and today added Scarborough, Maine.
Tmobile is starting to catch up