Posts tagged with: U.S. Cellular

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...

UScellular shuts off some 3G services as it upgrades LTE

UScellular is working on a multi-year effort to eventually sunset its CDMA 3G network, as the regional carrier upgrades parts of its network with additional LTE bandwidth and capabilities. UScellular confirmed to Fierce that as part of the work, some...

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...

UScellular preps for holiday season, hires for 300 roles

Regional carrier UScellular is hiring for more than 300 positions, largely in retail ahead of the holiday season. A company spokesperson said the roles are a combination of existing and newly created positions across the organzation. They span retail sales,...

Nokia to complete UScellular standalone 5G core in 2022

UScellular’s standalone 5G core supplied by Nokia should be ready by the end of 2022, according to the vendor. Nokia on Thursday announced that it was tapped by UScellular for the carrier’s standalone (SA) 5G deployment. A regional provider, UScellular...

T-Mobile follows AT&T in requiring vaccines for some employees

Delta Airlines said recently that it costs $50,000 per person for COVID patients who are hospitalized. So, the company is now charging its unvaccinated employees $200 per month more for health insurance to help defray its increasing health insurance costs, reported...

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...

Aggressive promo competition squeezes UScellular’s Q2 postpaid growth

UScellular cited positive momentum for prepaid customer growth in the second quarter but postpaid subscriber metrics took a hit as promotional competition from carriers heated up. After two quarters in a row of prepaid losses, the carrier added 10,000 net...

UScellular, Nokia, Qualcomm stretch 5G mmWave 10 km in new record

UScellular continues to push the reach of 5G millimeter wave spectrum, hitting a new record of 10 km (about 6.2 miles) in new tests with Nokia and Qualcomm. Pushing the distance helps tee up fixed wireless access (FWA) service in...

UScellular extends mmWave reach for rural areas in 5G FWA trial

UScellular this week showed millimeter wave isn’t just for high-density urban areas, stretching signals over a distance of 7 kilometers (around 4.35 miles) with sustained average download speeds of 1 Gbps in a 5G fixed wireless access trial.   It...
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