T-Mobile Seeks to Block Verizon's Spectrum Acquisition
T-Mobile USA has indicated via filings with the Federal Communications Commission that it wants the government to prevent Verizon Wireless from acquiring spectrum assets from a handful of cable companies. T-Mobile argues that by giving the spectrum assets from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, and Cox Communications to Verizon, it would give Verizon an "excessive concentration" of the nation's wireless resources. Verizon is hoping to purchase blocks of 700MHz and AWS spectrum for $3.6 billion. T-Mobile USA recently lost its bid to be acquired by AT&T, which was blocked by the U.S. government over antitrust concerns.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Moto Z2 Force Drops 'Droid' Branding On Verizon
Motorola announced the Z2 Force today, which replaces both the Z and Z Force from last year. The phone will be sold by most U.S.
U.S. Carriers Create Mobile Authentication Taskforce
Mobile operators in the U.S. today said they will work together to help customers more easily manage app and account authentication while also protecting consumers' privacy and identity.
Samsung Makes the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 Available Unlocked
Samsung today added the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 to its list of unlocked smartphones. The two inexpensive handsets will be available to purchase directly from Samsung's web site as well as select retailers starting July 28.
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I have heard this claim several times in phone scoop forums that Sprint has twice the spectrum that Verizon or ATT has.
The ten thousand dollar question is why was Verizon told to divest some of Alltel spectrum a few yrs back in some markets if Sprint had soooo much spectrum in its possession at that time.
Very similar question question can be asked about the recent defunked ATT and Tmobile merger. ATT was told it could not get all of Tmobile spectrum in some markets.
Why does all these divestments need to happen if Sprint has the same amount of spectrum of ATT plus Verizon in its own lonesome...
In my area, S...