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FCC to limit Verizon and AT&T participation in upcoming low-band spectrum auction

FCC to limit Verizon and AT&T participation in upcoming low-band spectrum auction

Andrew Martonik 116

AT&T threatens to not participate in the auction if rumored restrictions are put in place An upcoming spectrum auction that will offer up airwaves previously reserved for broadcasters could actually give the most benefit to smaller mobile network providers. The auction, which will have highly-desirable 600MHz spectrum up for grabs, may have restrictions placed on it that will keep...

Verizon Wireless buying spectrum and assets from Cincinnati Bell for $210 million

Verizon Wireless buying spectrum and assets from Cincinnati Bell for $210 million

Derek Kessler 36

Cincinnati Bell Wireless has entered into an agreement to sell its spectrum holdings and wireless infrastructure to Verizon Wireless. The deal, valued at $210 million will see Cincinnati Bell's customers transferred to Verizon "or other wireless providers" over the next 8-12 months, during which time the carrier will lease back that spectrum and those towers for "a nominal fee". With...

Sprint finally shuts down iDEN, but how fast will it translate into improved LTE?

Sprint finally shuts down iDEN, but how fast will it translate into improved LTE?

Andrew Martonik 90

New cash and spectrum give Sprint lots of potential, but it still needs to execute on its (Network) Vision We've known about the impending shutdown of Sprint's legacy iDEN network for a long time now, and this is finally the last full day of service for the network. There are likely very few handsets, and even fewer running Android, up and on the iDEN network today, but Sprint flipping...

Sprint closes deal to buy spectrum and customers from U.S. Cellular in the Midwest

Sprint closes deal to buy spectrum and customers from U.S. Cellular in the Midwest

Alex Dobie 22

PCS spectrum and 420,000 U.S. Cellular customers part of deal Sprint has announced that it's closed a deal to purchase PCS spectrum and a large number of customers from U.S. Cellular in the Midwest. As part of the deal, Sprint gets its hands on 20MHz of PCS airwaves in " various Midwest markets including Chicago, South Bend, Ind., and Champaign, Ill.," and 10MHz in St. Louis. As part of...