AWS To Be Adopted Across The Americas
Dec 14, 2007, 5:24 PM by Eric Lin
Thanks to a large number of handsets and base stations designed for use in the American AWS (1700 MHz) band, the frequency will be adopted beyond US borders. 3G Americas, which represents GSM in North and South America, has expressed confidence in the band and points out that a number of countries will auction off spectrum in the same band as early as next year. This announcement follows the ITU's recent adoption of the 700 MHz band for wireless broadband use across the Americas as well as Asia.
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.
3GPP Approves Band 66 for AWS Support
Dish Networks today said the 3GPP has approved the designation of Band 66, which encompasses a significant swath of AWS spectrum owned by Dish. Specifically, Band 66 pairs 70 MHz of uplink spectrum with 90 MHz of downlink spectrum in the AWS-1, AWS-3, and AWS-4 bands.
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.
AWS Spectrum for AT&T
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They are required to do something with their AWS spectrum eventually or they'll...