Verizon Sells Off More 700MHz Spectrum in Texas
Verizon Wireless today announced another small spectrum divestiture. La Grange, Texas-based Colorado Valley Communications has agree to buy a portion of Verizon's Lower A Block 700MHz spectrum in five Texas counties. The license covers approximately 126,000 POPs in Fayette, Austin, Colorado, Lavaca, and Washington Counties. Verizon did not say how much Colorado Valley Communications is paying for the spectrum license. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. Verizon agreed earlier this year to sell some of its 700MHz spectrum after the Federal Communications Commission gave it permission to purchase 122 AWS spectrum licences from a consortium of cable companies.
FCC Sets 126 MHz Clearing Target for Reverse Auction
Apr 29, 2016
The FCC today announced it has set an initial spectrum clearing target of 126 MHz during the reverse part of the auction for 600 MHz airwaves. Television broadcasters have agreed to part with this spectrum.
FCC Incentive Auction Racks Up $86B In Clearing Costs
Jun 29, 2016
The FCC today said that the reverse portion of its incentive auction is now complete. Bidding for 600 MHz television airwaves is over, and the cost to clear the 126 MHz spectrum target exceeded $86.4 billion.
3GPP Approves Band 66 for AWS Support
Dec 10, 2015
Dish Networks today said the 3GPP has approved the designation of Band 66, which encompasses a significant swath of AWS spectrum owned by Dish. Specifically, Band 66 pairs 70 MHz of uplink spectrum with 90 MHz of downlink spectrum in the AWS-1, AWS-3, and AWS-4 bands.
T-Mobile Talks Up Coverage Improvements, iPhone Deals
Sep 10, 2015
T-Mobile said it has doubled the number of square miles covered by its LTE network over the last year, according to a blog post written by CEO John Legere. T-Mobile is on track to blanket another 600,000 square miles of area with LTE by the end of the year.
AT&T Seeking 700MHz Spectrum from Peoples Wireless
Nov 6, 2015
AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to purchase two Lower 700 MHz C Block licenses from Peoples Wireless in Texas. If granted, AT&T would hold 24 MHz of contiguous, paired Lower 700 MHz spectrum in the two cellular market areas in question.