T-Mobile US shot back at rival AT&T, arguing for rules that would prevent larger wireless carriers from dominating the upcoming broadcast TV spectrum auction.
With the exception of last fall's $300 million Mobility Fund auction, the FCC has not conducted a large spectrum auction since the 700 MHz spectrum auction held in 2007. However, according to a new report from FierceWireless , the FCC will conduct a series of auctions that could free up as much as 200 MHz of spectrum
FierceWireless has developed a primer to help make sense of the upcoming auctions, including which companies might bid, estimates of how much money each auction could raise and why the airwaves are important in the first place. Check out our special report .
To see a disheartening example of what can happen when a government regulator tries to increase wireless competition by keeping spectrum from a nation's dominant operators, shoot a quick glance at the Great White North.
The FCC green-lighted LightSquared's request for permission to test the feasibility of sharing 5 MHz of spectrum in the 1675-1680 MHz band, which is controlled by federal agencies, according to a report.
Former CTIA chief Tom Wheeler will replace Julius Genachowski as chairman of the FCC, pending Senate confirmation. Mignon Clyburn, the senior Democrat on the panel, will take over as interim chairwoman as Wheeler awaits confirmation.
President Obama is expected to nominate former CTIA chief Tom Wheeler to be the next chairman of the FCC, according to multiple reports, which would place the former telecom industry lobbyist at the head of regulating an increasingly complex wireless industry.
Former National Cable & Telecommunications Association head Tom Wheeler is expected to be nominated to be the next chairman of the FCC, according to several reports.
The battle between Japan's SoftBank and Dish Network for control of Sprint Nextel is getting nastier, with Dish warning the FCC that it should take into account SoftBank's ties to UTStarcom, which settled bribery allegations in 2009 with the Department of Justice.
NEP Wireless, a subsidiary of North-East Pennsylvania Telephone, is the first a carrier approved for a disbursement from the FCC's Mobility Fund and intends to deploy LTE by April 2016.