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Sprint on incentive auction: Show us the rules first

August 4, 2015 10:07 am

Sprint is still not ready to commit to bidding in the broadcast incentive auction, even though it has been one of several smaller carriers pushing the Federal Communications Commission for a larger spectrum reserve. The auction, planned tentatively for March 29, will be the last opportunity for [...]

T-Mobile’s Legere: We will be successful in incentive auction

July 30, 2015 12:51 pm

T-Mobile CEO John Legere didn’t push as hard as he has in the past for the Federal Communications Commission to increase the amount of spectrum it will set aside in the incentive auction. But he’s still holding out hope. The FCC will vote Aug. 6 on a mobile spectrum holdings item that [...]

Industry groups push Congress for access to government spectrum

July 28, 2015 11:16 am

Once the Federal Communications Commission wraps up the broadcast incentive auction, now tentatively planned to begin March 29, 2016, there is no other spectrum in the pipeline that can be transferred to commercial mobile services. That’s triggered increasing pressure on Congress to free [...]

NAB proposes compromise on duplex gap

July 21, 2015 3:13 pm

The National Association of Broadcasters, one of the biggest critics of Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to repack some TV stations in the duplex gap, has decided to steer a middle course. But the NAB’s proposal still leaves some stations in the duplex gap [...]

CTIA to Feds: Spectrum pipeline needs to be refilled

July 20, 2015 12:44 pm

The broadcast incentive auction hasn’t even been held yet, but the wireless industry is worried that there will be no new spectrum in the pipeline after the final gavel falls. CTIA-The Wireless Industry association predicts there will be a  78 fold increase in wireless data demand by [...]

Target date for incentive auction: March 29, 2016

July 19, 2015 12:30 pm

The world’s most complex auction of wireless spectrum now has a target date: March 29, 2016. The date was revealed in the description of the auction bidding procedures, one of the two items the Federal Communications Commissions postponed last Thursday and rescheduled for its next meeting [...]
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