Spectrum Cleared By TV Will Be For Wireless Broadband
Jan 19, 2006, 2:48 PM by (staff)
An administrator for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration has announced the government is looking into more spectrum for WiMax and similar wireless broadband technologies. Although providers will launch the technology in a variety of spectrum they currently own from 2.5 to 5.8 GHz, the government feels more spectrum may be necessary. They expect to auction off 700 MHz spectrum that will be cleared when analog TV is shut down for additional wireless data. The NTIA would like to auction the spectrum in 2008, so it can immediately be repurposed when analog tv broadcasts are stopped in early 2009.
T-Mobile Says It Will Start Using 600 MHz Spectrum This Year
Apr 13, 2017
"T-Mobile now has the largest swath of unused low-band spectrum in the country," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere about the company's 600 MHz auction winnings. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC.
T-Mobile to Deploy 5G On 600 MHz Spectrum Starting in 2019
May 2, 2017
T-Mobile today said it plans to use some of its recently acquired 600 MHz spectrum to support a future 5G network. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC earlier this year.
FCC Says Incentive Auction Reaches End Point
Jan 18, 2017
The FCC today said the close of the fourth stage will mark the end of bidding in the auction for 600 MHz airwaves. The auction has been in progress since last May and worked its way through several stages.
FCC Chair Outlines 5G Auction Plan
Jul 13, 2018
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai this week announced his plan for auctioning off five specific swaths of millimeter-wave spectrum for 5G services. While industry leaders have been calling for one auction process, Pai is proposing three auctions between November and the end of 2019.
T-Mobile, US Cellular Named FCC Incentive Auction Winners
Apr 13, 2017
The FCC today marked the official end of the incentive auction for 600 MHz airwaves. The agency said 50 wireless companies bid a cumulative $19.8 billion on some 70 MHz of spectrum that was put on offer by 175 television stations.
usees for that old tv of yours
Does this mean i can use my old tv to pick up wireless conversations and surf the web?
Sure. Go ahead and try...give us a short summary later.