Carolina West Wireless Touts 600 MHz Spectrum Win

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Carolina West Wireless issued a press release earlier this week detailing its winnings in the recent auction of broadcast spectrum in the 600 MHz band. The company bid a total of $10.2 million to win spectrum in 32 counties in western North Carolina and northeastern...Learn More

Cellcom 600 MHz License Wins Positions Carrier for Mobile Broadband Expansion, IoT

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Regional rural wireless carrier Cellcom confirmed Friday that it was a winning bidder for seven licenses in the 600 MHz auction. The Cellcom 600 MHz wins include five markets in rural Wisconsin and upper Michigan. The FCC released a list of winning 600 MHz auction...Learn More

Moffett: 600 MHz Auction Results Suggest Cable Wireless Service Not Much of a Threat

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The possibility that a cable wireless service would arise to offer competition to the nation’s four major wireless carriers appears less likely than it did before results of the 600 MHz auction were released last week, noted Moffett Nathanson Research in a research note today....Learn More

About Half of Fifty 600 MHz Auction Winners Are Rural Companies

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AT&T, Comcast, Dish Network and T-Mobile were the big winners in the voluntary auction of TV broadcast spectrum in the 600 MHz band completed several weeks ago, the FCC announced this afternoon. Fifty 600 MHz auction winners, about half of which were rural carriers, collectively...Learn More

Nokia Claims 600 MHz LTE Equipment First

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Nokia claimed a 600 MHz LTE equipment first today, announcing that it has completed the first pre-standard 600 MHz LTE call using commercially available equipment. The winning bidders in the FCC’s auction of 600 MHz spectrum are expected to use the spectrum to expand their...Learn More

RWA: Mobility Fund Phase II Could Leave Some Areas Without Service

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Some rural areas could be left without wireless service if the FCC approves the latest proposal for the Connect America Mobility Fund Phase II, cautions the Rural Wireless Association. Some wireless carriers in high-cost rural areas currently receive funding through the traditional high-cost universal service...Learn More

TV Broadcast Spectrum Reverse Auction Yields $19.6B for 600 MHz Mobile Broadband Spectrum

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The “clock phase” of the TV broadcast spectrum reverse auction was completed Friday, explained FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in a statement. A total of 84 MHz of spectrum will now be released into the broadband marketplace, Pai said. According to news reports, the total of...Learn More

An Examination of Apparent Disappointing 600 MHz Auction Results

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With the 600 MHz auction results expected soon, it’s becoming increasingly clear that those results are likely to be disappointing. More and more industry observers are predicting that prices will be considerably lower than many initially expected — and lower they were in the 2015...Learn More

Qualified 600 MHz Auction Bidders Include 28 Companies with Rural Wireless Bidding Credits

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Twenty-eight companies with rural wireless bidding credits are on the FCC’s list of approved bidders for the upcoming auction of TV broadcast spectrum in the 600 MHz band. As expected, three of the four major national wireless carriers – AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon but not...Learn More

600 MHz Auction Target Meets Expectations: 126 MHz to be Available

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The 600 MHz auction target announced Friday by the FCC is a satisfactory 126 MHz of spectrum, essentially meeting the target amount of spectrum the commission hoped would be made available for auction when it began planning the auction several years ago. Spectrum in the...Learn More

Rural Operators Could Find Opportunity in CBRS Auction Plans Adopted by FCC

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Rural operators could find it easier to obtain spectrum licenses in the citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) band as the result of CBRS auction plans adopted by the FCC at today’s monthly commission meeting. Previously the FCC had said it would only issue licenses where...Learn More

Eighteen Companies with 600 MHz Auction Rural Bidding Credits Among Bidder List

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Eighteen companies with 600 MHz auction rural bidding credits are among the 69 companies on the bidder list of companies approved to participate in the upcoming auction of TV broadcast spectrum, which will be repurposed to support mobile broadband. An additional 35 network operators have...Learn More

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