Cox Testing Voice Over LTE Network
Cox today announced successful tests of LTE 4G technology including voice calls, using its own AWS (1700 MHz) and 700 MHz spectrum. Cox's LTE trials are taking place in Phoenix and San Diego. The company is also deploying 3G networks based on CDMA technology and has "equal commitment" to both CDMA and LTE services. The trials, which use equipment from Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei, are testing voice, broadband data and HD video streaming services.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
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.
Verizon's 1900 MHz Spectrum In NYC Now Entirely LTE
Verizon Wireless has completed refarming its 1900 MHz spectrum in the country's largest city, an effort first begun in 2014. The company recently converted the last remaining 10 MHz block from CDMA 3G to LTE 4G, which means Verizon is running LTE on 20 MHz of its Band 2 spectrum in New York City.
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.
VZW and AT&T still hoarding AWS spectrum?
Thank Google that these *Bleepards* are not able to sit on the 700mzH spectrum they purchased as they appear to be with the AWS. It is almost as though they purchased the AWS spectrum simply to keep a start up from bu