T-Mobile Fills Rural Gaps in Mid-Band Spectrum in FCC Auction
The FCC has completed its Auction 108 for 2.5 GHz radio licenses and announced the winners. As expected, T-Mobile purchased the vast majority of the over 8,000 county-based licenses on offer. This 2.5 Ghz spectrum aligns with band 41, which T-Mobile already uses extensively for its mid-band 5G network. T-Mobile's existing licenses in this band were cobbled together from a variety of original owners, mostly covering more urban areas, leaving many rural areas unlicensed. This auction aimed to fix that, and succeeded, with 98% of the licenses sold. T-Mobile's new licenses will allow the company to fill some of the holes in its mid-band 5G coverage across the US. T-Mobile spent over $304 million for 7,156 licenses.
Feb 9, 2022
Samsung today announced its lineup of flagship phones for 2022: the Galaxy S22 series. The top-end S22 Ultra sees the biggest changes as it essentially absorbs Samsung's Note series with an integrated S Pen stylus and a more Note-like shape and design, instead of the Contour Cut design of the other models.
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The FCC today published the winners of the recent Auction 105 for part of the 3.5 GHz band. Verizon shelled out $1.9 billion for 557 licenses covering 157 counties, likely covering major cities.
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Jan 14, 2022
The US FCC (Federal Communications Commission) just announced the winners of its auction 110, for prime new mid-band radio spectrum ideal for 5G. AT&T and Dish spent the most, each splurging for enough licenses to cover the entire continental US.