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.
After pulling off nearly forty spectrum deals in the previous 12 months, AT&T’s CFO John Stephens told investors that AT&T had enough spectrum to last the next five years.
It’s that time of year where the major wireless providers cry to the US government about how their companies are doomed without additional spectrum being freed up. AT&T has a long history of over-emphasizing capacity and spectrum constraints in order to get what they want from regulators and politicians. Capacity was the primary justification for the company’s decision to impose overage penalties on DSL users, despite absolutely no evidence those networks experience meaningful congestion.