TerreStar Wins ATC License from FCC
Today TerreStar announced that the Federal Communications Commission has granted it an ATC license. The ATC (Ancillary Terrestrial Service) license will allow TerreStar to integrate its 20MHz S Band satellite radio frequencies with terrestrial wireless services (in this case, AT&T's). By combining its own S Band spectrum with AT&T's existing wireless network, TerreStar should be able to provide satellite and/or cellular coverage across much of North America. TerreStar has already launched and tested its satellite, as well as introduced the hybrid sat-cell Genus Windows Mobile smartphone. The company plans a commercial launch later this year.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
May 3, 2017
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
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 Relaxes Rules Governing 800 MHz Spectrum
Mar 24, 2017
The FCC this week made it easier for carriers to add LTE to their 800 MHz spectrum holdings. Rules concerning the 800 MHz band (CDMA Band Class 0, LTE Band 5) have been in place since 1981 and limit how much power carriers can use to transmit wireless signals across those airwaves.
FCC Makes More Moves to Secure 5G Spectrum
Jun 8, 2018
The FCC this week laid out plans to ensure that the country has enough spectrum prepared for 5G service. The agency published new rules for millimeter wave spectrum in the 24 GHz and 37 GHz bands.
OnePlus Sold Out of 5T In North America, No Plans to Restock
Mar 24, 2018
OnePlus has sold through its supply of OnePlus 5T handsets in North America and will not replenish its stores, reports Engadget. Kyle Kiang, head of global marketing and general manager of North America at OnePlus, said the 5T met stronger-than-expented demand in the U.S.