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Wheeler shoots down T-Mobile's push for 40 MHz spectrum reserve in 600 MHz auction

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is recommending to his fellow commissioners that the FCC reject T-Mobile US' petition to increase the amount of spectrum set aside for smaller carriers to bid on in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. The move is a victory for AT&T and Verizon Wireless and a major blow to T-Mobile, which has argued since last summer that the size of the reserve should be increased from 30 MHz of spectrum in a given market to 40 MHz. T-Mobile has been increasing its lobbying on the issue the last several weeks as a formal decision neared. 

T-Mobile's quest for larger 600 MHz reserve gets boost from DOJ

T-Mobile US' push to increase the size of the spectrum reserve in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum got a shot in the arm after the Department of Justice urged the FCC to give "considerable weight" to how large the reserve should be. However, according to a  Washington Post  report, T-Mobile's lobbying efforts on the issue are alienating allies in Washington and could backfire. 

T-Mobile unveils 'Jump On Demand' program, lets customers upgrade 3 times per year

T-Mobile US introduced a new version of the "Jump!" handset upgrade program that will let customers upgrade their smartphones up to three times every 12 months.

Ho's Perspective: Arms and arms dealers in the wireless switching war

There's a war going on out there in the wireless space and it's for switchers. Longtime industry veterans will note that the business of switching isn't new but lately has been more pronounced than in years past. Carriers know that pricing and network play dominant roles in the switching war. What are some of the arms that carriers employ and who are the arms dealers that fuel and benefit from the situation?

Verizon's OTT mobile video service will support sponsored data

Verizon Wireless' forthcoming over-the-the-top mobile video service will support sponsored data, with advertisers subsidizing the cost of consumers' video consumption, according to a senior Verizon executive.

Sprint drops throttling policy after net neutrality rules take effect

Sprint decided to end its practice of slowing down the data speeds of its heaviest mobile data users after the FCC's net neutrality rules went into effect last Friday. The decision is one of the first concrete impacts of the rules, which apply to wireless networks and bar data throttling except in cases of "reasonable network management."

Verizon patent filing hints at groundwork for sponsored data program

Verizon Wireless filed a patent application for a blueprint to establish a sponsored data program, according to the application.

Reports: FCC's Wheeler opposed to T-Mobile's plan to increase size of 600 MHz reserve

The FCC plans, at the suggestion of Chairman Tom Wheeler, to reject a proposal from T-Mobile US, Sprint and other smaller carriers to increase the amount of spectrum set aside for smaller carriers to bid on in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, according to multiple reports

Report: Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile show significant voice quality improvements in test of VoLTE networks

Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US' implementations of Voice over LTE demonstrate significant improvements in voice quality over legacy circuit-switched voice, with Verizon leading the way in terms of call quality, according to a new benchmarking test by network testing firm P3 Communications.

Verizon's Shammo: We're not buying Dish Network

Verizon Communications has no interest in buying Dish Network, according to Verizon CFO Fran Shammo.