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.
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.
T-Mobile and Verizon Agree to Another Spectrum Swap
T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have petitioned the FCC for permission to swap AWS and PCS spectrum licenses in 92 counties and/or 41 Cellular Market Areas around the country. The companies propose to switch spectrum licenses, but not cellular assets or customers.
Straight Path to Pay FCC $100M for Squatting On 5G Spectrum
The FCC has fined Straight Path Communications $100 million for failing to deploy wireless service in accordance with spectrum license requirements. Straight Path is sitting on approximately 1,000 licenses for spectrum in the 39 GHz band, which will eventually be used for 5G.