IDT Puts Its Spectrum Holdings Up for Sale
Today IDT Spectrum announced that it is accepting offers for its 38GHz, and 28GHz to 31GHz spectrum licenses. IDT Spectrum has 931 licenses in the 38GHz spectrum range and 16 licenses in the 28GHz to 31GHz range. IDT's 28GHz to 31GHz spectrum includes Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) licenses, with an average of 1,000 MHz of spectrum in the top 25 U.S. markets. According to IDT, its spectrum in these bands can support 4G wireless broadband technologies. IDT has set November 19 as the deadline for any offers.
T-Mobile Seeking mmWave Spectrum In Ohio for 5G
T-Mobile has agreed to purchase mmWave spectrum in Ohio that it has earmarked for 5G. Specifically, it is looking at 1150 MHz of LMDS spectrum.
AT&T and T-Mobile to Swap Some Spectrum
AT&T and T-Mobile have agreed to exchange some PCS and AWS-1 spectrum licenses in a handful of markets. The carriers said identical amounts of spectrum are being traded, so each carrier's spectrum position will remain unchanged in the covered markets.
FCC Lays Out Plans to Auction mmWave Spectrum In Nov.
The FCC hopes to commence two separate auctions for mmWave spectrum in November of this year. Auction 101 for 28 GHz licenses will kick off November 14, with Auction 102 for 24 GHz lenses to follow immediately thereafter.
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.