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Five key takeaways from the 2.5 GHz auction

September 6, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission’s auction of 2.5 GHz overlay licenses wrapped up last week after about a month of bidding. Winning bidders have been announced, and as expected, T-Mobile US used the auction as a way to bolster its 2.5 […]


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Bidding for Guam license draws out final rounds of 2.5 GHz auction

August 30, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Guam is turning out to be an unexpected gem for the 2.5 GHz auction, with competition for licenses there drawing out the final rounds of the most recent of the U.S. midband spectrum auction and raising the most in gross […]


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2.5 GHz auction begins

July 29, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The first, day-long round of bidding on about 8,000 midband spectrum licenses at 2.5 GHz has officially begun. Bidding began in the Federal Communication Commission’s Auction 108 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time and will continue until 4 p.m. today. Two […]


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FCC auction of rural 2.5 GHz county licenses to begin July 29

March 23, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission will kick off its next midband spectrum auction on July 29. On offer will be approximately 8,000 county-level licenses for 2.5 GHz spectrum, mostly in rural areas of the United States. “Today we are readying the […]


Technology, Wireless

Charter to explore 5G using mmWave + CBRS spectrum combo

February 2, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Charter has been granted permission by the Federal Communication Commission to test 5G New Radio with a combination of 37 GHz and CBRS spectrum, using CBRS as an anchor. The Special Temporary Authority (STA) documentation outlines a research project in […]


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3.45 GHz auction clock phase wraps up at nearly $22B

November 17, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

The 3.45-3.55 GHz auction of 100 megahertz of midband spectrum has wrapped up its first phase after 151 rounds, raising $21.888 billion in bids and making it the third-highest grossing auction that the agency has held. Now the auction moves […]


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3.45 GHz auction makes its first billion in bids

October 8, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

The 3.45 GHz auction has surpassed one billion dollars in bidding after eight rounds, with bids totaling $1.185 billion. There’s still quite a ways to go before the auction hits its minimum reserve price of $14.7 billion. Three rounds of […]


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3.45 GHz auction raises $672 million in its first day

October 6, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

The 3.45 GHz auction of 100 megahertz of midband spectrum raised more than $672 million in its first two rounds of bidding. The auction reserve price is $14.7 billion. Three additional rounds of bidding are scheduled for today. Sasha Javid, […]


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3.45 GHz auction begins

October 5, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission is kicking off its auction of additional midband spectrum at 3.45-3.55 GHz, with two rounds of bidding today. Starting tomorrow, three rounds of bidding will be held each day. The auction reserve price is $14.7 billion. […]


Technology, Wireless

Midband spectrum strategies: AT&T

September 17, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

When AT&T showcased its go-forward network strategy at it 2021 investor day, midband spectrum was a minor player, in sharp contrast to Verizon’s strategy of making C-Band center-stage. AT&T executives instead emphasized the hybrid nature of AT&T’s network – both […]


Mobile Networks

Midband spectrum strategies: T-Mobile US

September 15, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

T-Mobile US has been building out its 2.5 GHz in fast and furious fashion, and it is reaping the benefits in 5G coverage and performance. Mike Sievert, president and CEO of the company, has said that the company has a […]


Technology, Wireless

Ten notable midband tests and trials

September 8, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

As the telecom ecosystem gets deeper into CBRS deployments and eagerly awaits the availability of C-Band spectrum, carriers and vendors are partnering on numerous tests and trials of various aspects of the two bands. In the C-Band, most testing is […]


News

NTIA, FCC release coordination info for 3.45-3.55 GHz

June 3, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

In preparation for the auction of the 100 megahertz of midband spectrum at 3.45-3.55 GHz this fall, the Federal Communications Commission and National Telecommunications and Information Administration have released details on the limited locations in which commercial operators will have […]


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FCC moves to put more midband spectrum in play

March 18, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission plans to hold an auction of spectrum at 3.45-3.55 GHz by the end of this year, putting additional midband spectrum in play for 5G services. Auction 110, set to begin in early October, will offer up […]


Wireless

FCC considers 3.45 GHz auction in October

February 24, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission is considering an auction of additional midband airwaves as soon as October of this year, for 100 megahertz of spectrum at 3.45-3.55 GHz. Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has begun circulating a proposal that the FCC will […]


Wireless

55 rounds in, C Band auction clears $78 billion in bids

January 6, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

After 55 rounds of bidding, the Federal Communications Commission’s auction of midband satellite spectrum has raised about $78.5 billion in bids. Prices are slowly settling for most of the licenses on offer, with demand equalling the supply of licenses for […]


Wireless

FCC’s auction holiday haul: Closing in on $70 billion

December 23, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

After 45 rounds that have raised $69.8 billion in bids from a field of 57 qualified bidders, the C Band auction is taking a break for the holidays. The auction will resume January 4. The auction’s total raised has far […]


Wireless

FCC nudges C Band auction into higher gear

December 18, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission is increasing the number of daily rounds in the C Band auction from four to five and cutting the round-duration to just 30 minutes each, angling to push the auction toward conclusion. After 29 rounds, the […]


Wireless

FCC vote to expand use of 4.9 GHz, despite public safety’s protests

October 1, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission has voted along party lines to expand the use of the 4.9 GHz band, over objections from public safety users. The 4.9 GHz spectrum, which consists of 50 megahertz (4.940-4.990 GHz), was designated for exclusive use […]


Wireless

FCC will vote on opening up 3.45-3.55 GHz for mobile networks

September 9, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Following up on White House and Department of Defense efforts to open up another 100 megahertz of midband spectrum for mobile networks, the Federal Communications Commission is set to vote later this month on plans for 3.45-3.55 GHz. Chairman Ajit […]