AT&T Finds Another Source of 700MHz Spectrum
AT&T has filed documents with the Federal Communications Commission seeking clearance to grab B and C Block 700MHz spectrum from Whidbey Telephone Company in the greater Seattle, Wash., area. According to the filing, AT&T will use the spectrum to "augment its network capacity." AT&T plans to deploy GSM/EDGE and HSDPA/UMTS on this spectrum. Long Term Evolution is not mentioned in the FCC filings, but AT&T plans to roll its LTE network out across the U.S. using 700MHz spectrum. The amount of spectrum covers 30 counties, and will give AT&T between 18MHz and 55MHz in those markets.
AT&T Taps East Kentucky Network for 700MHz Licenses
AT&T has filed paperwork with the FCC hoping to gain permission to purchase three Lower 700MHz C Block licenses from East Kentucky Network. The licenses in question cover 20 counties in three Cellular Market Areas across regions of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.
AT&T Targeting Summer Launch for LTE in WCS Spectrum
AT&T plans to begin deploying LTE service in its 2.3GHz WCS spectrum holdings this summer. AT&T acquired some WCS spectrum from NextWave in 2012 and more from Sprint in 2014.
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.
AT&T Hopes to Score Spectrum from Cellular Properties
AT&T recently filed paperwork with the FCC seeking permission to buy some Cellular A Block and microwave point-to-point spectrum from Cellular Properties Inc. The spectrum in question covers 11 counties and parts of two Cellular Market Areas in Illinois.
T-Mobile Turns On 700MHz Service in Miami
T-Mobile today said LTE is now available on its Band 12 700MHz spectrum throughout the greater Miami area. T-Mobile is marketing such service as "Extended Range LTE" thanks to the signal propagation characteristics of 700MHz, which travels farther distances and penetrates buildings more easily.
Who would leave perfectly good spectrum just laying on the ground waiting for anyone to find?
You watch. All this consolidated 700MHz spectrum eventually becomes Skynet.