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.
T-Mobile Starts Deploying LTE On Its 700MHz Spectrum
T-Mobile today offered some details about its LTE network. To start, it has expanded its LTE service footprint to cover 260 million POPs — an increase of 10 million POPs over the last two months.
T-Mobile to Add 700MHz Support to Select Phones
T-Mobile plans to make some of its handsets compatible with its 700MHz spectrum through a software update. Today, only the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge can use LTE on T-Mobile's 700MHz spectrum.
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.
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.