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.
IDT Pitches OTT Messaging Service to Carriers
IDT today announced IDT Messaging, an over-the-top messaging service the company hopes to sell to wireless network operators. IDT is pitching its messaging service as a way for carriers to reel back in customers who've left traditional texting plans in favor of third-party OTT apps, such as WhatsApp, Viber, and others.
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 Approves AT&T Spectrum Purchase from Kaplan
The FCC has given Kaplan Telephone Inc. permission to sell several spectrum licenses to AT&T.
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.
FCC Spells Out Spectrum Screen Policies
The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Report and Order with respect to spectrum screens and how'll they'll be used in upcoming spectrum auctions and other spectrum transactions. Moving forward the FCC will stick to its one-third rule, meaning the FCC will analyze on a case-by-case basis transactions that might result in a wireless provider owning more than one-third of the available spectrum licenses in a given market.