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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.
CTO Nicola Palmer tells Fierce Wireless that the company is on track to begin using the 20MHz of AWS spectrum it bought last year from cable operators to boost capacity on its 4G LTE network.
Not only will Verizon's LTE service be in 400 markets next week, but the carrier also notes that soon the network will carry the majority of its wireless data traffic.
T-Mobile execs explain how MetroPCS will improve their spectrum position by 40 percent in some markets. And they deflect criticism that the deal smacks of Sprint's failed attempt to merge with Nextel.
Verizon Wireless and SpectrumCo cable companies agree to scale back joint marketing arrangement to win OK from Department of Justice and FCC, says The Wall Street Journal. Approval for deal to be announced within weeks.
The FCC approved Verizon's $3.9 billion bid to buy wireless spectrum from a group of cable companies. But what does the final deal hashed out with regulators mean for consumers?
The FCC follows the lead of the Justice Department and approves Verizon's $3.9 billion bid to buy wireless spectrum from cable operators. But the agency also includes a few conditions.
The FCC may have approved Verizon's spectrum deal with cable companies, but it still wields too much influence over industry and should be reined in, two free-market guest bloggers argue.
The Justice Department gave a greenlight to the deal between Verizon and a consortium of cable companies to move forward on swapping wireless spectrum. But there are conditions.
Small carriers are worried about getting snuffed by the deep pockets of AT&T and Verizon Wireless, and they want help. What judges and regulators decide to do could impact your wallet for years to come.