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  • FCC rejects proposal favoring small carriers in spectrum auction

    Small mobile carriers lost a battle Thursday when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission declined to make it easier for them to get access to a reserved slice of spectrum during a 2016 auction of television spectrum.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Aug. 15 05:21
  • Huge stakes involved in FCC's spectrum auction rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will decide this week which mobile carriers will control billions of dollars worth of prime wireless spectrum scheduled to be auctioned next year.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Aug. 15 02:29
  • Cell service at US airports varies from first class to middle-seat coach

    Need something to watch on a flight? You can download an episode of your favorite show in less than a minute and a half on Verizon Wireless at Atlanta's airport -- or spend 13 hours doing the same over T-Mobile USA at Los Angeles International.

    Written by Stephen Lawson23 July 15 14:00
  • T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million fine for 911 outages

    T-Mobile USA will pay a US$17.5 million fine in a settlement with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for two 911 emergency dialing outages on the company's mobile network last year.

    Written by Grant Gross18 July 15 01:42
  • Are carriers trying to steal Wi-Fi's spectrum? Not exactly

    If unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum is like a cool, independently run cafe, then mobile operators using those frequencies for LTE may sound like a corporate chain buying out your favorite spot.

    Written by Stephen Lawson07 Feb. 15 09:01
  • AT&T will pay $18.2B as top bidder in mobile spectrum auction

    AT&T spent nearly US$18.2 billion on wireless spectrum licenses in a blockbuster mobile-auction spectrum for licenses across the U.S., far outspending the other major U.S. carriers and satellite service provider Dish Network.

    Written by Stephen Lawson31 Jan. 15 07:19
  • Google looks to become a mobile carrier

    Google has laid the groundwork for its own cellular service by buying capacity on the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile USA, according to news reports.

    Written by Stephen Lawson22 Jan. 15 13:54
  • T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

    T-Mobile USA is making a big bet on Wi-Fi, offering unlimited voice calls and text messaging over any Wi-Fi network on every new smartphone it sells, including on networks outside the U.S.

    Written by Stephen Lawson11 Sept. 14 09:55
  • Public Knowledge readies complaint on mobile traffic throttling

    Digital rights group Public Knowledge will file net neutrality complaints against each of the four largest mobile carriers in the U.S. over their practice of throttling some traffic, in some cases on so-called unlimited data plans.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Aug. 14 05:11
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