FCC Delays AWS Auction
May 19, 2006, 7:10 PM by (staff)
Five weeks before the the FCC was expected begin selling 1122 wireless licenses, the agency has delayed the auction until August 9. The FCC claims that bidders needed more time to prepare for the auction. This is possible as entrants like Leap have said they need to sell off stock to raise money for the auction. However it is also possible the delay is designed to give the FCC time to negotiate, or fight, with companies upset over changes to the designated entity rules. Three small companies have threatened to sue over the changes, despite the fact that the changes were designed to aid small carriers and network providers. Large carriers, which the designated entity changes will hit hardest, are siding with the FCC's new rules and want the auction to begin as soon as possible.
Dec 1, 2021
Qualcomm will make a big push to bring high-speed mmWave 5G to more affordable phones in 2022, according to comments made by CEO Cristiano Amon during a Q&A session at the company's Snapdragon Summit event in Hawaii today. For a phone to support mmWave 5G, multiple specialty antenna modules need to be added, which can raise a phone's price by $50 – 100.
Nov 18, 2020
Google today launched a major revamp of its Google Pay app with a new interface and several major new features. Instead of a stack of cards and list of transactions, the new interface centers around the people and businesses you exchange money with, with a conversation-style interface for each person, group, and business.
Feb 25, 2021
Vietnamese manufacturer VinSmart has officially entered the US phone market thanks to a deal with AT&T for "nearly 2 million smartphones". AT&T (and its Cricket prepaid brand) recently started selling two distinct entry-level phone models from VinSmart.
Mar 31, 2021
Utah has launched a pilot program for mobile driver's licenses (mDL) based on the international mDL standard. The pilot will expand to 10,000 participants this year, including the broader public starting June 1.
Apr 7, 2021
Samsung today announced the US launch of five new phones in the company's affordable Galaxy A series, including three 5G models. The Galaxy A32 5G will be the most affordable 5G model at just $280, and will be exclusive to T-Mobile (and Metro) at launch.
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