Talk about a white-knuckle ride. The 3.45 GHz auction threw a lot of folks in a tizzy after Thursday’s bidding rounds. Will the auction collapse? The 3.45 GHz auction, which started October 5, completed 23 rounds on Thursday, with bids tallying more than $4 billion. Demand started out high at the beginning of the month,
T-Mobile extended its lead in the 5G availability and download speed departments in Opensignal’s latest quarterly report. Verizon won accolades for 5G video and gaming. Once again, T-Mobile took the award for 5G download speed – for the fourth time in a row – increasing its lead on Verizon and AT&T and becoming the first
Dell Technologies is seeing an increased demand for bare metal compute from its telecom customers. And today it announced its Bare Metal Orchestrator software, which T-Mobile has already been helping it to co-develop. Bare metal is simply common-off-the-shelf hardware — such as servers — that do not come with any software — such as an
T-Mobile is upping the ante as it targets the home internet market, with a price cut on its fixed wireless Home Internet service that drops the cost to $50 per month with autopay. That’s $10 less than the original charge of $60 per month and T-Mobile promises no additional fees, annual contracts or data caps,
The retro look is making a comeback in some circles. EarthLink, a pioneer in wired internet more than 20 years ago, re-entered wireless this past week as a no-frills service provider using the same network as Ultra Mobile. EarthLink doesn’t own its own wireless network so it’s using another network based on an MVNO arrangement.
Even though it appears as if the Biden Administration has forgotten there’s an empty seat at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and a permanent chair yet to be named, that doesn’t mean a proposal for the 12 GHz band has to remain idle. With Congress “on the cusp of advancing” an infrastructure bill that includes
Bids in the 3.45 GHz auction surpassed $1.5 billion at the close of Friday’s rounds, and it appears one large bidder has dropped out. Since starting on Tuesday there have been 11 rounds, together generating around $1.57 billion. Auction 110 is pausing for a long weekend and resuming Tuesday, October 12, with four rounds scheduled.
A coalition of 19 smaller U.S. carriers are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to move on scheduling a spectrum auction for licenses in the 2.5 GHz band, saying it’s a critical opportunity for rural and underserved areas. The service providers, all members of the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), sent an October 11 letter (PDF)