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Bringing unlicensed spectrum to rural and regional networks
October 30, 2017
New options for utilizing unlicensed spectrum in cellular networks present some opportunities for smaller carriers to experiment with boosting their coverage and capacity, according to representatives from Nokia, Ericsson and T-Mobile US.
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FCC Seeks 'Balance' In 3.5 GHz Band Licenses
October 27, 2017
A top Federal Communications Commission official said this week that the agency will ensure that new licensing rules for the 3.5 GHz band accommodate smaller and rural cellular carriers.
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FCC to consider making 1,700 MHz of high-band spectrum available
October 26, 2017
The FCC at its next open meeting will consider an order that would make available a whopping 1,700 MHz of additional high-frequency spectrum for flexible terrestrial wireless use and provide 4 gigahertz for core satellite use.
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EU study claims spectrum overhaul needed to support 5G
October 24, 2017
A new EU-backed study has backed operator demands for long spectrum licences but claims new approaches such as spectrum sharing may be needed to support 5G.
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T-Mobile/Sprint would be ‘dominant spectrum holder’ in much of U.S.: Mosaik
October 24, 2017
A merger of T-Mobile and Sprint would make the combined carrier “the dominant spectrum holder” in some key markets across the United States, according to the network-tracking firm Mosaik.
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FCC Votes to Propose 3.5-GHz Spectrum Rule Changes
October 24, 2017
A divided FCC has voted on a framework for freeing up new spectrum for wireless broadband that could encourage cable and telco broadband players to use, and bid on, that spectrum.
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Sprint & T-Mobile Aim to Keep as Much Spectrum as Possible in Merger
October 18, 2017
Sprint and T-Mobile will reportedly try and hang onto as much spectrum as possible in any forthcoming merger -- targeting a deal without any immediate asset sales -- in anticipation of maintaining as much bandwidth as possible for 5G services in 2019 and beyond.
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Google Wants 5G Spectrum to be Shared
October 13, 2017
Google is using its involvement in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum to advocate for a new way to divvy up spectrum for 5G that encourages shared infrastructure and shared spectrum, and fosters new business models.
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Sprint, T-Mobile merger would combine similar footprints
September 29, 2017
Latest 5G trials will be carried out by TIM and Fastweb with the support of Huawei.
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Italy making moves on 5G with spectrum allocation
September 25, 2017
Latest 5G trials will be carried out by TIM and Fastweb with the support of Huawei.
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Delay in upcoming spectrum auction in India
September 22, 2017
TRAI extends deadline for responses to frequency sale consultation by two weeks after requests for more time.
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T-Mobile looks to test CBRS with Ericsson, Nokia
September 21, 2017
In the U.S. the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band is seen as an opportunity for capacity expansion based on a three-tiered spectrum access system; globally the frequencies are being eyes as a key 5G roaming band.
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Verizon Wireless outlines strategies for spectral efficiency and more bandwidth
September 21, 2017
Spectrum prices and the demand for data are both skyrocketing, so wireless carriers have no choice but to use what they’ve got more efficiently.
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EE refarming 1800-MHz spectrum to boost 4G speeds
September 17, 2017
EE on Monday shared details of its latest 4G network upgrade that will boost speeds and pave the way for a new breed of superfast smartphones.
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What kind of spectrum do carriers want for 5G? 'All of it'
September 14, 2017
What kind of spectrum is AT&T looking to as it plots it 5G strategies? “All of it,’’ according to Hank Hultquist, AT&T’s vice president of federal regulatory.
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FCC’s O’Rielly proposes federal agencies free up spectrum in exchange for budgetary relief
September 7, 2017
FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly is not giving up on his earlier idea for federal spectrum, but he is proposing a new idea: the option of allowing agencies to free up some of their spectrum holdings in exchange for budgetary relief.
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Australia to sell 5G spectrum with no ownership caps this year
September 5, 2017
Australia to sell 5G spectrum with no ownership caps this year.
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Verizon sees refarming as ‘a capacity solution where the company lacks AWS-3 spectrum’: Jefferies
September 5, 2017
Verizon executives are confident the carrier can refarm its spectrum to meet increased demand in the era of unlimited data, according to Jefferies Equity Research Americas.
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Bharti closes 4G spectrum deal
August 29, 2017
Indian operator completes acquisition of Tikona Digital's shares; spectrum transfer in Rajasthan on hold pending DoT approval.
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Five things to know about DARPA’s spectrum grand challenge
August 29, 2017
DARPA seeks to support advanced spectrum sharing techniques with Spectrum Collaboration Grand Challenge
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Verizon Demos LTE Carrier Ag on CBRS Spectrum with Federated Wireless, Ericsson
August 28, 2017
The carrier on Monday said it achieved the first ever use of CBRS band 48 spectrum in an LTE-Advanced demonstration of carrier aggregation working alongside partners Federated Wireless, Ericsson, and Qualcomm.
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FCC's repacking effort may far exceed 39 months: Guggenheim
August 25, 2017
It may take much longer for wireless carriers to deploy services on their new 600 MHz spectrum than previously thought.
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EE joins legal row over UK spectrum auction, O2 calls on Ofcom to act
August 21, 2017
EE has become the latest UK operator to threaten legal action over the country's forthcoming spectrum auction, arguing the sale of 5G frequencies should be delayed and proposed spectrum cap should be ditched.
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T-Mobile Turns On First 600MHz 4G Sites
August 16, 2017
T-Mobile has turned on its first 600MHz 4G LTE sites, two months after the operator got the licenses to operate the low-band spectrum it won at auction earlier this year.
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Telefonica, America Movil score spectrum in Uruguay
August 16, 2017
Regulator reveals results of 700-MHz and AWS spectrum auction, telcos pay out in excess of US$65 million.
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