Showing posts with label TMobile LTE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TMobile LTE. Show all posts

Thursday, December 19, 2013

DISH looking to snag T-Mobile in 2014

Published reports on Wednesday evening are passing along the word that DISH will try to purchase the nation's fourth largest carrier in 2014.  Dish is in for a battle with Sprint, SoftBank now owns 78% of Sprint and they are looking to purchase T-Mobile.

No matter who bids for T-Mobile, the company will have to deal with Deutsche Telekom. The huge German carrier owns 67% of T-Mobile and there is speculation that DISH has already been talking with Deutsche Telekom. DISH has a market cap of $25 billion while T-Mobile is valued at $21 billion.

Friday, November 22, 2013

T-Mobile USA is looking to buy 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon

T-Mobile US is looking to buy spectrum from its rival, Verizon. 

T-Mobile itself has said, the company is looking in to as many avenues as possible to boost its own coverage, with the main challenge being not owning enough spectrum to offer as much coverage as it would like.  The 700 MHz lower block spectrum left from Verizon to buy is in urban areas.

The benefit eventually would be less holes and possibly better in building penetration inside of large cities and some of the suburbs that surround them which right now are areas that could use improvement.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Verizon and Tmobile Seek 600MHz Band Plan

Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have submitted a proposal to the Federal Communications Commission concerning the upcoming 600MHz auction. 

Much of the spectrum in the 600MHz band currently belongs to television stations. The FCC is offering those stations cash to give up their 6MHz slices of spectrum in a reverse incentive auction. 

Verizon and T-Mobile laid out some principles they believe the FCC should meet as it settles on the rules regarding the auction. 

The most significant aspect of the companies' plan calls for a single band to cover the 35x35MHz pairing. By creating a single Band Class, the two hope to avoid some of the issues that have beset the 700MHz spectrum and the varied Band Classes used by different carriers around the country. 

"This will enable carriers to deploy wireless services quickly and will drive manufacturers to develop devices that work on all carrier networks and for all customers," said Verizon and T-Mobile. 

The carriers also want to maximize the amount of spectrum made available, allow for quick and inexpensive development of devices and networking equipment, and allocate unpaired spectrum for downlink operations.