C Spire Looking to Nab 700MHz Spectrum
C Spire Wireless is hoping to buy some Lower 700 MHz C Block spectrum from Waller Wireless. The companies recently filed the request with the FCC. In particular, C Spire would receive three licenses totaling 12 MHz of C Block spectrum covering 22 counties in three larger cellular market areas in Mississippi. The FCC says if the deal is completed as proposed, C Spire will hold 39 to 84 MHz in total and 24 to 49 MHz of below-1-GHz spectrum in the named regions. Because the transaction covers low-band spectrum, it will be subject to extra scrutiny from government agencies before being approved. C Spire says the transaction, which only includes the spectrum licenses and no customers/assets, will help it improve its LTE network in the region. The companies did not immediately place a dollar value on the transaction.
FCC Says AT&T Can Buy 700 MHz Licenses from Peoples
Jan 14, 2016
The FCC has approved AT&T's request to purchase two Lower 700 MHz C Block licenses from Peoples Wireless in Texas. The transaction gives AT&T 24 MHz of contiguous, paired Lower 700 MHz spectrum in two cellular market areas.
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.
FCC Greenlights AT&T Spectrum Deal
Jan 28, 2016
The FCC has approved AT&T's request to purchase two Cellular A Block licenses and microwave point-to-point spectrum from Cellular Properties Inc. The spectrum covers 11 counties and parts of two Cellular Market Areas in Illinois.
Qualcomm Announces mmWave 5G RF Module for Phones
Jul 23, 2018
Qualcomm today announced new antennas that will bring mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G to mobile devices such as smartphones. The QTM052 mmWave module and QPM5xx sub-6 GHz RF module are compact enough that they are suitable for phones.
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.