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.
AT&T paid the most for a single license by spending $2.8 billion for one license in New York City.
The FCC is asking TV station owners to switch or share frequencies to free up spectrum.
80 total entities submitted applications to bid in the upcoming auction.
Researchers have broadcast LTE service on unlicensed spectrum
Telecom companies use a variety of techniques deemed astroturfing.
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 4...
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 ap...
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.”
Earlier this week, the FCC called AT&T’s bluff and essentially dared them to stay out of the most important wireless spectrum auction in years.