Qualcomm Will Support 700 MHz Wireless Services
Qualcomm recently said it is working on a CMOS transceiver that will support 700 MHz services. The single-chip, quad-band transceiver will work with both CDMA2000 and WCDMA devices, and will also include the 850, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands. The new chip is expected to sample in mid 2008, and will be incorporated into phones in early 2009. Portions of the 700 MHz band will be auctioned off in January, which will allow carriers to add services in that spectrum. Qualcomm's MediaFLO technology also operates in the 700 MHz band.
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 Cutting HSPA+ from Its AWS Spectrum
T-Mobile is more aggressively transitioning its HSPA+/UMTS service from its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum to its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum. Moving HSPA+ service to 1900 MHz clears up more room in the 1700 MHz band for LTE.
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.
That is quite a number of bands
thats most of them.
I'm still waiting on that Dec 6th announcement from t-mo.
i hope its concerning their 3G