Canada’s 700 MHz Auction: Done

The Canadian government’s 700 MHz auction is done. The country’s three dominate players, Rogers Communications, Telus and Bell Canada, all gained spectrum licenses across most of the country, while most regions witnessed just one bidder outside the big three. Canada, which has among the highest rates for cell phone useage, hoped to encourage more competition. […]

T-Mobile Buys 700 MHz from Verizon

T-Mobile has agreed to buy Verizon’s highly-coveted low-band 700 MHz A-Block spectrum for $2.365 billion, while transfering some of T-Mobile’s 1.7/2.1 GHz and 1.9 GHz spectrum to Verizon that T-Mobile valued at $950 million. T-Mobile said the deal will result in the carrier controlling sub-1 GHz spectrum licenses in 21 of the nation’s top 30 […]

FCC Orders Lower 700 MHz Interoperability

The FCC on Monday formally adopted an agreement by AT&T, Dish Network and other wireless companies to give smaller operators access to devices now made only for AT&T’s airwaves. AT&T uses the “B” and “C” Blocks of the lower 700 MHz band. The “A” block, at the bottom of the 700 MHz band, adjoins the […]

AT&T: LTE Broadcast on 700 MHz

AT&T plans to use 700 MHz Lower D and E Block licenses for LTE Broadcast, reports Fierce Wireless. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson disclosed the plans during an appearance at a Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference this week. AT&T acquired the unpaired licenses from Qualcomm in December 2011, for $1.93 billion. The E Block in the 700 […]

AT&T Agrees to 700 MHz Interopability

AT&T has agreed to bring interoperability to the lower 700 MHz band, the company said in a statement. “AT&T, for its part, has committed to investing considerable time and resources to the modification of its 700 MHz LTE network through the implementation of a newly-standardized software feature. That effort will allow AT&T’s network to support […]

Verizon 700 MHz LTE: We’re Done!

Verizon Wireless announced today that its 4G LTE network now covers 500 markets in 49 states and will launch next month in Alaska. It began building out its 700 MHz-based, LTE network in December 2010. Verizon’s LTE network, using 20 Mhz on the 700 MHz band, is now available to more than 99 percent of […]