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.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Sprint expects to deploy voice over LTE across its network starting this fall. Sprint competitors AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless already offer VoLTE across the bulk of their footprints, making Spring the last major carrier to deploy the upgraded voice technology.
AT&T Follows T-Mo and Verizon, to Offer Free Olympic Roaming
AT&T today said that like its competitors T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, it will offer customers the opportunity to use their mobile devices during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at no extra cost. Specifically, AT&T will waive the $10 fee normally charged for the AT&T International Day Pass.
OnePlus 5T and Honor 7X Now Available In Red
OnePlus and Honor today made red versions of their most recent devices available to U.S. consumers.
Verizon and T-Mobile Agree to $173M Spectrum Swap
Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have agreed to exchange AWS-1 and PCS spectrum in dozens of markets around the country in a deal valued at $173 million. The spectrum in question covers portions of Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Virginia.
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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 lonesom...
In my area, S...