The war for more spectrum is on. Between carriers, there’s a fight over how much of the 600MHz band each can take. Short-range, unlicensed LTE could prove a boon for venue managers who might hook an operator up with a lease. Furthermore, T-Mobile’s been fixing to take the towers to the customers themselves with its new 4G LTE CellSpots.
Now, municipalities have more leverage than ever to strike leases with the networks. It’s thanks in part to Philips and Ericsson as both team up to manufacture LED streetlights with embedded LTE antennas. Philips claims its [...]
We’ve been talking for a bit about this spectrum auction that’s going to happen early next year. Everyone’s jockeying for the best position to either sell or buy pieces of the 600MHz block — the sellers are TV stations, the buyers are mobile network operators.
Wondering where all of this is coming from? Here’s a condensed history of the matter.TV
In the US, previous to mid-2009, the overwhelming majority of TV stations broadcasted on Very High Frequencies, or VHF channels (channels 2 to 13, with a top frequency of 216MHz). Smaller [...]
Wisconsin-based cellular carrier Cellcom will not be bidding in the FCC’s 600MHz spectrum auction next year, the company’s CEO said during a conference held by the Competitive Carrier Association.
Why is this important to T-Mobile?
The T-Mobile insurgency of the mobile carrier market has helped tickle more subscribers pink. But if it wants to be where its customers are, T-Mobile will need to keep building towers and expanding coverage. It will need opportunities and investment into them to get all that done.
Come early next year, the FCC will be selling [...]
Update (10/29): Well, @evleaks strikes again and supports our initial call.
T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 10 to offer unlimited high speed data for watching select streaming video services like Netflix, HBO, etc.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 29, 2015
We may officially know the details of this come November 10.
Our original story is below.
T-Mobile is on a roll and it intends on keeping the rolling role it has in the cellular industry going. Even if it’s at its own expense sometimes.
Catching the tail end of [...]