A House bill was introduced Monday that will allow government agencies to take a cut of the auction proceeds if they give up under utilized wireless spectrum for commercial use.
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.
Dish and Sprint have complementary spectrum holdings that would make a marriage of the two companies a match made in heaven. But there are obstacles to getting the deal done.
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.
Vizio's new Vizio Co-Star LT smart-TV box has an HDMI input for integrating cable and onboard apps.
Verizon CTO Tony Melone says the FCC's review of its deal to buy unused spectrum from cable companies is taking too long. And he's urging the agency to revamp its license transfer process.
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.