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2014-04-01 05:00:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously on Monday to make 100 MHz of unlicensed spectrum in the 5GHz band more accessible to accelerate the growth and expansion of new Wi-Fi technologies. The move means that indoor Wi-Fi routers, which currently occupy part of the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, will be able to accommodate greater amounts of traffic at higher speeds. Users will also experience less network congestion...

2014-02-19 20:24:08

Company takes long-term view to secure 'beachfront property' TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Today Rogers Communications confirmed it has secured twenty year licenses for two 12MHz blocks of contiguous, paired lower 700MHz band spectrum in Canada's major geographic markets. "We went into this auction with our customers' needs front and centre. We believe they want the ultimate video experience and this spectrum will allow us to deliver just that. Not all 700MHz spectrum...

2013-11-26 16:25:59

Pending Spectrum Auction Jeopardizes Future Use of Wireless Microphones Operating in the 600 MHz Range, Unfairly Forcing Content Creators to Reinvest Again in Wireless Equipment OLD LYME, Conn., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has recently filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in light of the pending spectrum auction scheduled to take place in 2014. The government auction, which jeopardizes the future use of...

2013-09-19 16:28:42

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a report filed with the Federal Communications Commission, Duke University Professor, Bates White Partner, and former FCC Chief Economist Leslie Marx states that proposals to restrict Verizon's and AT&T's participation in the upcoming Incentive Auction would "put at risk its twin priorities of raising significant revenue and reallocating a substantial amount of spectrum from broadcast to mobile wireless services." Dr. Marx's analysis...

2012-08-28 10:25:23

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless communications services, today announced that it has completed the previously announced transactions to sell Verizon Wireless excess PCS and AWS spectrum in various markets across the U.S. and to acquire from Verizon Wireless 12 MHz of 700 MHz A block spectrum in Chicago. Upon the resolution of interference issues related to 700 MHz A block...

More Scrutiny Called For On Verizon Wireless Spectrum Bid
2012-05-25 13:30:13

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com In the world of real estate, it is often said it's about location, location, location. In the world of wireless communication, it's currently about spectrum, spectrum, spectrum. Housing starts may continue to struggle, but where there seems to be little vacancy right now is the wireless spectrum - and matters may only get worse. Senator Herb Kohl [D-WI] issued a letter jointly addressed to Eric Holder, the U.S. attorney-general, and Julius Genachowski,...

2012-05-16 10:25:53

DALLAS, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc.'s (NYSE: PCS) chairman and chief executive officer, Roger D. Linquist, today provided the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission's inquiry into Verizon Wireless' 700 MHz spectrum divestiture plans: MetroPCS Communications, Inc. welcomes the Commission's request for additional information and commitments from Verizon Wireless in connection with its proposed divestiture of 700 MHz spectrum. Any...

When Carriers Fight, We’re The Ones To Blame
2012-04-26 09:36:33

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Americans are hungry. We´ve been given a taste of the good life, the sweeter things, and we must have more. With cellular carriers as our Moses, we´ve been led out of the captivity of primitive and faulty cellular technology and have entered the promise land, a land where music streaming and video chats flow like milk and honey. For years we survived and made due with landline telephones and actual conversations instead of frequent Facebook...

2011-08-06 00:00:29

A Phoenix based company, Smartcomm, LLC, that identifies opportunities in the wireless mobile broadband communications industry, joins several other entities in support of Sprint's proposal to repurpose the 800 MHz Enhanced Specialized Mobile Radio Service ("ESMR") Block. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 05, 2011 Smartcomm principals take action regarding a Public Notice released by the Federal Communications Commission's ("FCC") Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, on June 30, 2011. The Notice...

2011-05-31 08:05:00

TORONTO, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Rogers Communications today pressed for a fair and open auction of 700 MHz band spectrum. The remarks were made by Rob Bruce, President, Communications for Rogers, at the 2011 Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto. "Those who have suggested that companies like Rogers shouldn't have fair and equal access to this spectrum are misguided," Bruce said. "Restrictions on the 700 MHz band auction would be unfair to our nine million wireless customers who...