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Sprint and T-Mobile: Joint Bidding on 600MHz?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

Sprint and T-Mobile are reportedly planning to jointly bid approximately $10 billion on spectrum in next year’s FCC incentive auction, according to the Wall Street Journal. The $10 billion is part a $45 billion Softbank package meant to finance Sprint’s rumored acquisition of T-Mobile, the paper said. Any merger between Sprint and T-Mobile would require […]

Sprint/T-Mobile: Real Deal?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 14th, 2014

FierceWireless says that SoftBank and T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom have reportedly reached a “basic agreement” for Sprint to merge with T-Mobile, according to a report in the Japanese business publication Nikkei. Deutsche Telekom, which owns 67 percent of T-Mobile, has agreed sell more than 50 percent of T-Mobile’s shares to Sprint, the Nikkei report […]

Dish Will Participate in TV Auction

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 10th, 2014

Dish Network plans to take part in the U.S. government’s TV spectrum auction next year, reports Bloomberg. The FCC plans to sell airwaves between TV Channels 30 and 51 which may be given up voluntarily by TV stations. The company “looks forward to meaningfully participating” in the sale, Englewood, Colorado-based Dish said in a regulatory […]

TD-LTE Subs Growing Fast

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 9th, 2014

The total number of TD-LTE subscribers worldwide increased to 12.48 million at the end of the first quarter of 2014 and will increase to 70.4 million at the end of the year, according to Digitimes Research. Saudi Arabia-based Mobily accounted for 28.2% of the 12.48 million subscribers, followed by Japan-based SoftBank Mobile with 27.5%, China-based […]

NTT Launches VoLTE in Japan

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 8th, 2014

Qualcomm today announced the first commercial VoLTE launch in Japan. NTT’s VoLTE solution uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor in the handset with a multimode integrated VoLTE modem and IMS software that supports enhanced services on NTT DOCOMO’s network. VoLTE delivers calls over LTE, which normally does not carry voice. VoLTE is a standardized scheme […]

T-Mobile: More LTE Coverage than Sprint

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 2nd, 2014

T-Mobile US now covers 230 million POPs with its LTE network. The carrier plans to cover 250 million POPs with LTE by the end of 2014, reports Fierce Wireless. T-Mobile plans to begin deploying LTE this year in 700 MHz A-Block spectrum the company acquired from Verizon for $2.365 billion and AWS spectrum it got […]