FCC Targeting Mid 2015 for 600MHz Incentive Auction
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler today offered some thoughts on how the FCC will proceed with the planned incentive auction for the 600MHz television spectrum. Wheeler noted that the FCC wants the auction process to work smoothly for all parties involved, and the FCC understands just how complex the process will be. With that in mind, Wheeler believes the FCC and other parties involved with the procedures can hold the auction by the middle of 2015. This is later than the FCC originally believed it could hold the auction, representing a delay. The auction is a reverse auction that will offer television channels money to give up the rights to their broadcast spectrum. The winners of the auction will gain slices of 600MHz airwaves, which are to be used for mobile broadband services. A special Task Force will present an in-depth series of steps, including timelines and milestones, next month. This incentive auction is separate from another auction, for H Block spectrum, that's scheduled to begin in late January.
Oct 5, 2021
The FCC today started Auction 110, the third in a series of auctions to sell licenses for valuable C-band (mid-band) radio frequencies that offer a good mix of data speeds and coverage when deployed for 5G networks. All three major US wireless carriers have registered and qualified to bid in the auction.
Nov 24, 2021
Apple today filed a lawsuit against NSO Group to "hold it accountable for the surveillance and targeting of Apple users." Apple is also seeking a permanent injunction to ban NSO Group, an Israeli company, from using any Apple software, services, or devices.
Dec 1, 2021
T-Mobile recently announced that its mid-band 5G network now covers over 200 million people, a threshold that the industry acknowledges as "nationwide" coverage. (Mid-band 5G offers an ideal balance of fast data speeds and broad coverage compared to 5G in other bands.) In an interview with Phone Scoop, T-Mobile executives detailed how they plan to maintain the company's lead in mid-band 5G even as Verizon and AT&T launch mid-band 5G early next year.
Jan 2, 2022
Verizon and AT&T this morning refused a request by federal transportation officials to delay this week's planned launch of 5G service in the critical new C Band. [Update: By evening, the two companies agreed to a two-week delay.] The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) insists that the service could potentially interfere with radio altimeters that planes use to measure distance to the ground in poor weather.
Now T-Mo will have to wait to or pay or break the bank buying Big Red's 700MHz. SMFH!!! 🙄
The 600 MHz auction is not guaranteed to happen because UHF broadcasters may not sufficiently go for it. ...
Deutsche Telekom is a very large corporation, and while I do understand where you're coming from, they can easily bid to the same level as AT&T and VZW if they so wish, they just don't for whatever reason want to make the investment. I have...
VZW 700MHz spectrum just became more valuable