AT&T Mobility has started using carrier aggregation technology in Chicago and other markets to boost LTE capacity and speeds on its network, but it will be a little while before many customers can take advantage of the upgraded network.
BendBroadband informed customers that it will shutter its LTE-based wireless broadband and phone service by mid-summer and said it has already agreed to sell its spectrum to a third party it declined to name.
Access Spectrum, an Upper 700 MHz A Block licensee, said the FCC's authorization of TDD equipment for the band opens up the spectrum to numerous new uses by vertical industries.
Right before CES--where we cared more about who crashed whose party and got kicked out rather than substance--Verizon and T-Mobile came to a significant spectrum deal. Under a series of agreements, Verizon will sell T-Mobile 23 700 MHz A Block licenses covering more than half of the U.S. population, including some of the largest markets in the United States: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta and Detroit. As part of the agreement, T-Mobile and Verizon are re-aligning spectrum blocks in Northern California and Atlanta.
AT&T Mobility announced it purchased 49 AWS-1 spectrum licenses from Aloha Partners II, L.P. The carrier didn't disclose the financial terms of the agreement, but said the licenses cover nearly 50 million people in 14 states--California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Verizon Wireless agreed to sell its lower 700 MHz A Block spectrum to T-Mobile US for $2.365 billion in cash, capping months of feverish speculation over whether the carriers would strike a deal for the airwaves. The deal also includes the companies' previously announced AWS and PCS spectrum licenses, which T-Mobile said have a total estimated value of approximately $950 million.
Verizon Wireless has agreed to swap AWS and PCS spectrum with T-Mobile US, according to an FCC document. Although neither company has made any announcement about Verizon selling its lower 700 MHz A Block spectrum T-Mobile, Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam has said Verizon would be interested in a spectrum swap as part of a deal for the 700 MHz airwaves.
Verizon Wireless is nearing a deal to sell its lower 700 MHz A Block spectrum to T-Mobile US, according to a Bloomberg report. The report, which cited an unnamed person close to the deal, said that the deal could be announced as soon as this week.
Verizon Wireless would be open to swapping its lower 700 MHz A Block spectrum for other airwaves, according to Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam.
AT&T is considering buying Verizon Wireless' lower 700 MHz A Block spectrum, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The result could be a bidding war between AT&T and T-Mobile US, which has reportedly also been interested in the airwaves.