The record-breaking auction highlights the demand for high-speed wireless service and signals strong promise for the upcoming auction of TV broadcast spectrum.
commentary CES panels stress the urgent need to free up more radio frequencies to address the insatiable demand from mobile users and high-bandwidth apps.
Lawmakers in South Korea are siding with using the 700MHz frequency for nationwide Ultra HD broadcasts, instead of using the spectrum to relieve congested mobile traffic.
It's the first auction of new wireless spectrum in six years. CNET gets you up to speed on how this will affect your wireless service in the future.
XLTE will essentially offer faster peak data speeds and make more bandwidth available during heavy traffic times.
The new rules for the complicated, but important auction set for late next year are a work of compromise that didn't fully satisfy big or small wireless carriers.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says that new rules he is proposing for the upcoming TV broadcast spectrum auction will set aside a sliver of licenses for smaller wireless operators in an effort to promote competition.
AT&T's threat to not participate in the upcoming auction could jeopardize the success of the auction, but it's unclear how serious its warning is as its arguments seem weak when scrutinized.
It's just the latest deal in which a major carrier bulks up its spectrum position, providing it with more wireless capacity.
New rules adopted by the FCC that limit how TV broadcasters can do business may discourage participation in the upcoming incentive spectrum auction.