Posts tagged with: Regulatory

CCA seeks $11B from FCC for nationwide rural 5G

The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) says more money needs to be allocated to the ensure 5G makes its way into rural areas that likely wouldn’t get the new technology without support. Specifically, it has eyes on $11 billion more for...

C-band costs rise as AT&T, Verizon unscramble cluster with aviation: Editor’s Corner

A lot of folks are wondering, rightly so, how it is that the aviation community’s problems with 5G in the C-band are just now coming up. Other than, you know, AT&T and Verizon are spending more than $68 billion for...

Aviation industry seeks longer delay on C-band deployment

As some folks predicted, 30 days isn’t enough time for the aviation industry to sort out its concerns about the C-band spectrum that AT&T and Verizon have been preparing to deploy. Aviation organizations sent a letter to the White House...

What do FAA C-band delays mean for AT&T, Verizon?

AT&T and Verizon this week agreed to delay their respective C-band spectrum rollouts by one month after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued safety concerns – a situation that has somewhat surprised analysts and raised the question of impact for carriers....

Boeing gets OK to launch satellite network

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Wednesday that it approved Boeing’s application for authorization to build, deploy and operate a satellite constellation, adding to an increasingly crowded market. In Boeing’s case, its plans have been on hold for more...

3.45 GHz spectrum auction keeps chugging with price above $21B

The FCC auction for mid-band spectrum in the 3.45-3.55 GHz range reached more than $21 billion ahead of the Halloween weekend, with additional rounds underway. Gross proceeds stood at $21.295 billion with 80 rounds complete as of mid-day Monday. Auction...

T-Mobile extends CDMA shutdown by 3 months

T-Mobile announced that it will extend the deadline for its CDMA network shutdown by three months, to March 31, 2022. That’s not a lot more time than it already was giving Dish Network to prepare to transition Boost Mobile customers...

3.45 GHz auction blasts past $7B

All eyes are on the 3.45 GHz spectrum auction this week as its success or failure hinges on making the reserve price set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Last week, the auction appeared to teeter on the brink, with...

3.45 GHz auction hits make-or-break stage

Talk about a white-knuckle ride. The 3.45 GHz auction threw a lot of folks in a tizzy after Thursday’s bidding rounds. Will the auction collapse? The 3.45 GHz auction, which started October 5, completed 23 rounds on Thursday, with bids...

3.45 GHz auction surpasses $1.5B, loses one large bidder

Bids in the 3.45 GHz auction surpassed $1.5 billion at the close of Friday’s rounds, and it appears one large bidder has dropped out. Since starting on Tuesday there have been 11 rounds, together generating around $1.57 billion. Auction 110...