Posts tagged with: spectrum

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...

Chariton Valley sells its wireless spectrum to Verizon, AT&T, USCellular

Chariton Valley Wireless, a provider in Northeastern Missouri, is selling its wireless assets to Verizon, AT&T and USCelluar. According to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filings monitored by Allnet Insights analyst Brian Goemmer, Verizon will receive 2 AWS-1 licenses and 2...

U.S. midband spectrum 3.45 GHz auction just around the corner

The next U.S. mid-band spectrum auction is slated to start Tuesday, October 5, offering licenses in the 3.45-3.55 GHz range. The top three mobile carriers, along with Dish Network and UScellular, are on the roster of 33 qualified bidders (PDF) for...

Massive MIMO, adaptive beam forming spiff up 12 GHz band

Advances in wireless technology are getting some love in the fight over whether the 12 GHz band should be used for 5G. In its latest arguments before the FCC, long-time 12 GHz 5G proponent RS Access points (PDF) to a...

Anterix scores $30M lease with Evergy for 900 MHz spectrum

Anterix is building steam with utility companies, notching a third long-term lease for use of its 900 MHz spectrum in a 20-year $30 million agreement with power company Evergy. Evergy gets exclusive access to 6 MHz of the low-band spectrum...

What’s in the cards for the 3.45 GHz auction?

The next U.S. mid-band spectrum auction is set to start on October 5 for spectrum in the 3.45 GHz range. Leading up to Auction 110, analysts have speculated how carriers might or might not show up.   The deadline to resubmit...

Jio makes quick use of its new spectrum to boost speeds on 4G

In March 2021 India’s newest mobile network operator, Reliance Jio, acquired more spectrum, and it quickly resulted in increased performance on its 4G LTE network.  According to an analysis published by Ookla, based on its Speedtest data, Jio is taking...

FCC composition remains ‘murkier than ever,’ says NSR analyst

Few probably would have guessed that the industry would still be waiting around in late July for the Biden Administration to name a permanent FCC chair, but that’s where things stand. The FCC majority traditionally mirrors the party of the...

Etheric Networks purchasing Verizon’s remaining LMDS mmWave licenses

Etheric Networks is purchasing 19 LMDS millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum licenses from Verizon, representing the remainder of the carrier’s holdings in the bands. Fierce reported on the potential deal in April. License assignment applications filed June 7 with the Federal...

Samsung demos 6G using Terahertz spectrum

Samsung Electronics is celebrating a demonstration it did in collaboration with the University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB): the application of Terahertz (THz) spectrum for 6G wireless communications. During a recent workshop at a IEEE International Conference on Communications...