FCC Sets Deadline for Opposers of Verizon's Spectrum Grabs
The Federal Communications Commission today revealed that it has combined the petition to deny and comments periods for Verizon's spectrum purchases from Leap Wireless, Cox Communications, and SpectrumCo and assigned dates for the dealines. All petitions to deny need to be filed by February 21, and all oppositions must be filled by March 2. The FCC agreed last month that the comments and petitions to deny should all be collected at the same time, but had previously not scheduled datas. The FCC has yet to say whether or not it will consolidate the Leap Wireless, SpectrumCo, and Cox spectrum acquisition review processes. Verizon is hoping to bag blocks of 700MHz and 1700MHz wireless spectrum from this collection of purchases, which it will use to supplement its Long Term Evolution 4G network.
Delta Adds "Find My Bag" Feature To Mobile App
Oct 25, 2016
Delta today launched a new version of its mobile app. The headline feature is an industry-first map view for tracking checked bagged.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Offer Refined Hardware, Improved Camera, AR Emoji
Feb 25, 2018
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones, updates to last year's S8 models. The devices bear a striking resemblance to their predecessors and make only modest changes to the hardware.
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 Keeps Clock Running In Sprint/T-Mobile Review
Aug 22, 2018
The FCC has denied a petition to stop the informal 180-day clock as it analyzes T-Mobile's proposed acquisition of Sprint. A number of organizations sought to stop the clock and delay the proceedings.
Sprint to Use Cox's Infrastructure for Some Backhaul
Jan 18, 2018
Sprint and Cox Communications today said they've agreed to work together to improve one another's businesses. Sprint plans to use Cox's broadband infrastructure to improve its macro backhaul performance, as well as to densify its wireless network through the use of small cells.
Reinstate the Spectrum Screen FOR REAL
No single entity or corporation shall be permitted to own more than 30% of the actively used, currently consumed spectrum in any given market area.
Such calculations would exclude consideration of airwaves that "could" be used for wireless services, but currently are not implemented, such as LightSquared's L-band spectrum and the AWS spectrum Verizon has been hording and doing nothing with for all these years. Only spectrum for which end-user devices exist in the mass market would be included in the determinations
Why stop at three? Why not 4? 5? 10?
Once we have established that it is the proper role of government to choose winners and losers in ...