Posts tagged with: carriers

Small wireless carriers feel squeezed on multiple fronts

Leaders from some smaller wireless carriers expressed dissatisfaction and concern about several aspects of their business at this week’s CCA Annual Convention in Phoenix. They’re concerned that digital-divide money will all go toward fiber, that Universal Service Funds (USF) are drying...

Big 3 carriers, Dish apply for 3.45 GHz auction

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday released a roster of applicants for participation in the next U.S. mid-band spectrum auction. Auction 110 is set to start October 5, offering up to 4,060 flexible-use licenses with 100-megahertz in the 3.45-3.55 GHz...

AST’s satellite service connects directly to cell phones on carriers’ networks

Rakuten Mobile has pledged to serve 100% of the Japanese population with its wireless service. But the company has come up against the stark reality that mobile operators in the U.S. have faced for years: It’s a lot more expensive to...

Carriers continue to evaluate the 3.45 GHz band

The Federal Communications Commission is looking to auction 100-megahertz of spectrum in the 3.45-3.55 GHz range as early as October, and major carriers appear to be cautious as they continue to evaluate the band. Over the last week executives at...

Commissioners say FCC let carriers off the hook for 911 vertical location requirements

FCC Commissioners Brendan Carrr and Nathan Simington say the agency is letting wireless carriers off the hook over 911 vertical location obligations after agreements with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon were announced Thursday. Vertical location, or z-axis, data provided to dispatchers...

Chip, workforce shortages raise worries for rural carriers

U.S. wireless operators looking to rip and replace Huawei equipment from their networks are facing a double whammy: chip shortages affecting the telecom supply chain and a scarcity of trained workers for building the new networks. The Rural Wireless Association...

Verizon starts verifying calls with other carriers using STIR/SHAKEN

Verizon has started authenticating caller IDs using STIR/SHAKEN in exchanges with other major wireless carriers, as well as Comcast. AT&T confirmed that it is one of carriers Verizon referenced in a press release that stated it’s “now exchanging STIR/SHAKEN-enabled calls with the...