AT&T Buying LTE Spectrum from Paul Allen
According to a document filed with the FCC, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has agreed to sell an undisclosed amount of wireless spectrum to AT&T. AT&T will buy the spectrum licenses, which cover portions of Oregon and Washington states, from Allen's Vulcan Spectrum company. AT&T did not disclose financial terms of the deal, but AT&T did confirm for Phone Scoop that the spectrum is in the 700MHz band. The spectrum will be used to meet customer demand in those regions and help AT&T with its transition to LTE in the future.
C Spire Looking to Nab 700MHz Spectrum
C Spire Wireless is hoping to buy some Lower 700 MHz C Block spectrum from Waller Wireless. The companies recently filed the request with the FCC.
T-Mobile to Buy Chicago-Area Spectrum to Boost Coverage
T-Mobile today said it has agreed to buy 700 MHz spectrum from Leap in order to bring its "extended-range LTE" coverage to the Chicago metropolitan area. Specifically, T-Mobile is snagging A-Block 700 MHz spectrum covering Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Waukegan, Evanston, Naperville, Aurora, Gary, Rockford, De Kalb, Janesville, Bloomington, Normal, Kankakee, Kenosha, and others.
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.
T-Mobile Prepared to Buy Lots of 600MHz Spectrum
T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said the Uncarrier is making plans to participate in next year's incentive auction and it will be on the hunt for low-band spectrum. Carter indicated the company has as much as $10 billion to spend on spectrum, though it expects to spend much less than that to get what it needs to expand coverage.
This article made me laugh
Yeah, we were on our way to the store the other day and decided to stop by Paul's yard sale to see what he had. There was a paycheck from Microsoft autographed by Bill Gates, an old DOS PC and even A Vista OS. He said he was having a very hard time selling that one. Oh and He had some spectrum laying around in his garage. It was just hanging there on a hook, so we decided to buy it along with the Bill Gates Bobble-head. He was serving hot dogs, soda and popcorn. Also interesting is we saw a great book on MMs messeging and Multi-t...
Meet customer needs in the future. . .I wonder if I'll be alive when the future gets here from ATT!
I like Verizon's idea of the future! I don't think ATT knows what future means!
That's my rant for today!
2010 LTE will be essentially data cards.
There is no voice spec yet or handoffs, or even phones. Not to defend any carrier, but who has a handset that's using better than 7Mbps (or could handle it?)