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AT&T tells T-Mobile to stop complaining about spectrum auction after AT&T complained for years

by: William Neilson JrMarch 6, 2015
When T-Mobile asked the FCC to set aside portions of spectrum for smaller or new entrants, AT&T responded by threatening the DOJ and FCC with lawsuits.
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Verizon Wireless admits to hoarding spectrum, ends any argument about a spectrum crunch

by: William Neilson JrFebruary 23, 2015
It wasn't even three years ago that Verizon told the FCC that they were running out of spectrum. Verizon was telling the FCC this because they were pushing the FCC to approve a spectrum and marketing deal with the cable industry.
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Carriers just torpedoed their strongest argument against net neutrality

by: William Neilson JrJanuary 31, 2015
AT&T paid the most for a single license by spending $2.8 billion for one license in New York City.
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FCC postpones wireless spectrum auction to 2016

by: William Neilson JrOctober 27, 2014
The FCC is asking TV station owners to switch or share frequencies to free up spectrum.
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Almost all major carriers will participate in next spectrum auction

by: William Neilson JrOctober 2, 2014
80 total entities submitted applications to bid in the upcoming auction.
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NTT Docomo & Huawei increase LTE networks with WiFi spectrum

by: William Neilson JrAugust 22, 2014
Researchers have broadcast LTE service on unlicensed spectrum
 

Spectrum scaring continues from ISP lobbying groups

by: William Neilson JrAugust 22, 2014
Telecom companies use a variety of techniques deemed astroturfing.
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Verizon Multicast LTE video coming in 2015

by: William Neilson JrJuly 23, 2014

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Recently, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo mentioned that their upgraded multicast wireless video capabilities will be commercially available in 2015. According to Light Reading, Shammo is quoted as stating that Verizon will start to embed multicast chips in handsets by the end of 2014 while the LTE network will be ready in 2015.

Shammo went on to explain the difference between 4G wireless streaming video and multicast video as:

“If everybody in this room was to watch the same video today we would probably bring down the cell site, because there wouldn’t be enough channels in that cell site to deliver the same video to everybody. With [...]

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Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm plot spectrum-sharing test

by: William Neilson JrJuly 16, 2014

Verizon, Qualcomm and Ericsson are planning to conduct field trials where they will all share spectrum currently owned by the US government so that the companies can expand their wireless network capacity.

Verizon, Qualcomm and Ericsson plan to test a large section of 3.5 GHz spectrum which is usually assigned to military radar applications. All three companies have filed applications with the FCC to conduct the field trials. In the long term, Verizon says, this spectrum could be used for high-demand areas such as “stadiums, college campuses, or airports.”

As FierceWireless notes, the FCC plans to authorize new spectrum-sharing techniques to open up the [...]

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First AT&T, now Verizon cries to the FCC about auction rules

by: William Neilson JrMay 2, 2014
Verizon has decided to follow in AT&T’s footsteps and stamp its feet about the restrictions that the FCC is going to put in place to save some chunks of spectrum for smaller operators. Verizon used similar arguments as AT&T by stating that the rules limiting hoarding by the companies with the deepest pockets was “perverse and unjust” and "subsidizing."
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