Verizon Wireless and Dish Network are battling over whether the forthcoming auction of AWS-3 spectrum should include rules that require interoperability with Dish's AWS-4 airwaves.
AT&T is giving its consumer and business users in Alabama access to more of its next-gen service set, investing more than $1.35 billion in its local networks between 2011 and 2013.
AT&T is poised to complete its acquisition of Cricket provider Leap Wireless and Leap's 4.57 million customers. The transaction is the latest in a long line of consolidation in the wireless industry that has removed players ranging from MetroPCS to Clearwire to Alltel.
In today's spotlight, FierceWirelessTech takes a look at a joint FCC filing from Google, AT&T and Verizon, that disclosed a meeting at the FCC where the companies expressed their views regarding commercial operations in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band.
It has long been observed that politics makes strange bedfellows, and a recent FCC filing shows that trend continues. In this case, Google, AT&T and Verizon partnered to express their views to the FCC regarding commercial operations in the 3.5 GHz band, which is envisioned for use in small cell deployments.
T-Mobile US warned the FCC not to structure the upcoming AWS-3 spectrum auction in such a way that it would tilt the playing field toward AT&T and Verizon Wireless. AT&T recently praised a tentative, but not final, license structure and band plan for the auction.
AT&T isn't that perturbed by recent pricing changes at its Tier 1 wireless rivals, according to a report from financial analysts who met with AT&T CFO John Stephens.
Plans by AT&T and Verizon to shut down copper-based networks in favor of VoIP-only service are drawing concerns from consumers who worry that IP-only will interfere with services like burglar alarms, emergencies and fire alarm systems that depend on copper-based services. Some are even worried about losing copper-based Internet connections.
LAS VEGAS-- Copper wire retirement may be a concern for competitive providers, but AT&T, CenturyLink and Frontier said during a session at the COMPTEL Plus trade show that they are still finding value in telecom's ubiquitous access medium.
AT&T is cheering the FCC's proposed plans for the forthcoming AWS-3 spectrum auction, but the FCC's rules for spectrum license size and band plan are not yet final or public.