700 MHz

  • NextWave to Sell Spectrum Holdings

    NextWave Wireless is planning to sell its holdings of U.S. airwaves. It is estimated that the licenses held by NextWave are worth billions of dollars. The money raised from the sales will be used by NextWave to pay off debt and invest in the company’s products. NextWave makes telecommunications equipment. Among other things, it makes chips for WiMax, a next-generation wireless standard… Read More

  • Verizon to Build Broadband with its Acquisition of 700 megahertz

    Verizon was the recent winner in the FCC’s auction of the 700 megahertz spectrum. (See: Bids in.) The company plans to use the spectrum to build a faster wireless broadband network to deliver high-speed services. Verizon will hold a webcast later today to discuss the plans for the spectrum’s use. AT&T, the second big auction winner, has already said it will use the spectrum… Read More

  • Bids In: Verizon and AT&T Big Winners

    The FCC ended bidding for the 700 megahertz spectrum yesterday. Verizon Communications and AT&T won the largest shares of the spectrum after 260 rounds of bidding. The FCC raised $19.12 billion from bidders. Verizon and AT&T won more than $16 billion worth of licenses, airwaves they plan to use to for voice, data services and new wireless technologies. Frontier Wireless, a partner of… Read More

  • Airwave Auction Ends, Winners Remain Unknown

    The U.S. government auction of wireless airwaves ended yesterday raising a record $19.59 billion, but winners of the valuable spectrum were not immediately identified. The winners of the hundreds of licenses are expected to be announced within days. Analysts believe Verizon Wireless is the most likely winner of a nationwide piece of the airwaves called the “C” block that attracted… Read More

  • Is AT&T’s Bid to Buy 700 MHz in Jeopardy?

    The Associated Press reported today that AT&T is willing to pay $2.5 billion for Aloha Partners share of the 700 megahertz spectrum. The deal would give AT&T access to 196 million people in 281 markets around the United States. The company could use the old analogue television spectrum to expand wireless phone and data services or to add video content for mobile phones. But there may be… Read More

  • Apple May Buy Analog T.V. Spectrum

    Going once, going twice, sold to the company with the highest bid. On January 16, 2008, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will sell the rights to the spectrum that American analog T.V. broadcasters have used for years. This lucrative spectrum will revert back to the government in 2009. Minimum bids start at $4.6 billion. According to Business Week, Apple may jump into the… Read More

  • Step Aside 700 MHz 60 GigaHz Approaching Fast

    Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are working with extremely high radio frequencies that have already achieved broad bandwidth and high data transmission rates over short distances. The hope is that within three years 60 gigahertz (60 GHz) can be broadcast over vast networks like lower frequencies that are now being utilized. This could create a revolution in new mobile… Read More

  • CTIA Responds to Latest Rules for 700 MHz Auction

    Yesterday the CITA – The Wireless Association responded to the latest rules regarding the upcoming 700 MHz auction. From CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent: “The FCC’s considerable deliberation over the 700 MHz auction rules has left us pleased in a number of respects and still concerned in others. Specifically, we believe the Commission has taken the appropriate approach… Read More

  • CTIA Responds to U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary

    Today the CTIA – The Wireless Association issued a statement in response to testimony from U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications Information Administration John Kneuer. This testimony was given today during the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing “Preparing Consumer for the… Read More

  • CTIA Responds to Google

    Today the CTIA – The Wireless Association responded to Google’s letter to the Federal Communication Commission. President and CEO Steve Largent issued this statement: “The veil has been lifted. Google’s letter to the FCC this morning highlights the Internet giant’s scheme to have the 700 MHz auction rigged with special conditions in its favor. If Google is willing… Read More

  • Google Wants 700 MHz Spectrum

    Today Google announced that should the FCC adopt a framework that would require greater competition and consumer choice, then the company would bid in the federal government’s upcoming auction for the wireless spectrum in the 700 megahertz (MHz) band. Google has urged the FCC to consider several rules, regardless of who wins the spectrum, and encouraged the FCC to adopt four types of… Read More