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Is upgrading to 5G becoming a problem for wireless companies? | Fox News
" T-Mobile was hoping to unveil the country's first big-scale 5-G network at this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but the company came up short, announcing their network launch has been delayed until at least the second half of the year."

"at least a half-dozen handset makers saying they'll have phones ready for the new wireless system this year. The problem is that most of those phones aren't compatible with many of the major carriers' 5-G networks, and T-Mobile says the lack of handsets that can connect to the company's low-frequency spectrum is the cause for their delay"
FoxNews  5G  hype  T-Mobile 
march 2019 by pierredv
Big Telecom Sold Highly Sensitive Customer GPS Data Typically Used for 911 Calls - Motherboard Feb 2019
"Around 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint customer location data, according to documents obtained by Motherboard. The documents also show that telecom companies sold data intended to be used by 911 operators and first responders to data aggregators, who sold it to bounty hunters. The data was in some cases so accurate that a user could be tracked to specific spots inside a building."

"Some of the data available to CerCareOne customers included a phone’s “assisted GPS” or A-GPS data, ... A-GPS is a technology that is used by first responders to locate 911 callers in emergency situations."
Motherboard  GPS  cellular  location  surveillance  AT&T  T-Mobile  Sprint 
february 2019 by pierredv
T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T Are Selling Customers' Real-Time Location Data, And It's Falling Into the Wrong Hands, Motherboard Jan 2019
"T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers’ location data, and that data is ending up in the hands of bounty hunters and others not authorized to possess it, letting them track most phones in the country."

"The bounty hunter did this all without deploying a hacking tool or having any previous knowledge of the phone’s whereabouts. Instead, the tracking tool relies on real-time location data sold to bounty hunters that ultimately originated from the telcos themselves, including T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint, a Motherboard investigation has found. These surveillance capabilities are sometimes sold through word-of-mouth networks."

"at least one company, called Microbilt, is selling phone geolocation services with little oversight to a spread of different private industries, ranging from car salesmen and property managers to bail bondsmen and bounty hunters"
surveillance  security  privacy  T-Mobile  Sprint  AT&T  cellular 
january 2019 by pierredv
Satellite companies propose C-band sharing plan with US mobile operators | PolicyTracker: Feb 2018
“Asked whether moving out of the band will give satellite operators a monetary windfall, [SES chief strategy and development officer] De Hauwer declined to speculate about the size or precise use of any such compensation. However, he said, satellite service providers in space and on the ground have invested billions in the C-band over the decades, and any change to that ecosystem is complex and expensive.”

“If the satellite companies don’t do anything, the FCC might allocate the spectrum under less favourable terms and without any compensation, said Telecom, Media and Finance Associates satellite consultant Tim Farrar. The possibility of receiving billions of dollars for moving out of the band is attractive because the satellite industry isn’t a rapidly growing one and a windfall would be welcome, he said.”

“If the FCC goes along with the SES/Intelsat plan, controversy could flare around who ends up with the 100 MHz of satellite spectrum, Farrar said. He noted in a blog post that wireless operators Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile put forward divergent views on reallocation mechanisms in comments to the regulator’s consultation on expanding flexible use in mid-band spectrum between 3.7 GHz and 24 GHz. Verizon called for a near-term notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with market-based clearance mechanisms rather than an auction. AT&T asked for “substantial record development, including additional analysis and modeling” before the launch of an NPRM, while T-Mobile said the agency should reject the Intelsat proposal and auction the spectrum.”
PolicyTracker  satellite  C-band  SES  Verizon  AT&T  T-Mobile  Tim-Farrar 
february 2018 by pierredv
T-Mobile presses for mmWave auction in 2018, says major carriers already acquiring significant holdings | FierceWireless, Jan 2018
If it wasn’t clear before, it is now: Wireless operators want to get their hands on more millimeter wave spectrum, and the more, the merrier. And smaller carriers are worried the deck is going to get stacked against them in favor of the largest operators.

Those themes continue to emerge through comments filed with the FCC as part of its Spectrum Frontiers initiative. The FCC has asked for input on how it should structure spectrum bands above 24 GHz for mobile radio services, and carriers aren’t shy about responding. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, plus the industry association CTIA, are pushing for an auction in 2018, with T-Mobile in particular pointing to Verizon’s accumulation of millimeter wave spectrum on the secondary market giving it a competitive edge.
FierceWireless  28GHz  SpectrumFrontiers  FCC  spectrum-auctions  5G  T-Mobile  Verizon  AT&T  mmWave 
january 2018 by pierredv
FCC to consider making 1,700 MHz of high-band spectrum available | FierceWireless Oct 2017
"The FCC at its next open meeting will consider an order that would make available a whopping 1,700 MHz of additional high-frequency spectrum for flexible terrestrial wireless use and provide 4 gigahertz for core satellite use. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a blog post that the decision to make more spectrum available would build on the 11 gigahertz of spectrum that the FCC made available for flexible terrestrial wireless use last year and would be a major marker in the United States' efforts to lead the world in 5G innovation."

"“Unlike terrestrial providers of broadband services, they [satellite companies] object to participating in auctions to secure spectrum rights. But dedicating spectrum for only one type of mobile broadband—satellite mobile broadband—is poor spectrum management,” T-Mobile wrote.

Verizon is also urging the FCC to reject efforts by the satellite industry to dismantle key aspects of the proposed rules, which would have a detrimental impact on 5G deployment. Verizon argued that the Spectrum Frontiers Order provided satellite companies with a “windfall” by creating interference zones around grandfathered and new earth stations under particular conditions.

A group of eight satellite companies, including Boeing, OneWeb and Hughes, submitted a revised proposal (PDF) on Oct. 19 saying they think it addresses concerns raised by terrestrial interests throughout the proceeding and strikes a fair and spectrally efficient balance between the needs of Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) and Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service (UMFUS) operators in the 28 and 39 GHz bands and provides a framework that is suitable for sharing in the 47 GHz and 50 GHz bands."
FierceWireless  satellite  UMFUS  FSS  T-Mobile  Verizon  OneWeb  Hughes  Boeing  47GHz  28GHz  29GHz 
october 2017 by pierredv
Industry Voices—Schoolar: Here comes unlicensed LTE … finally | FierceWireless, Aug 2017
T-Mobile launched commercial LTE-U networks across six cities in February. Furthermore, in June T-Mobile trialed LAA achieving 741 Mbps downlink, and plans to deploy it this year. Also in June, AT&T reported hitting 750 Mbps in its LTE-LAA trial, with its own plans for commercial launch by end of 2017. In the month of August, Verizon announced it is in the process of rolling out a commercial LTE-LAA network. The company also reported reaching 953 Mbps downlink speed in a recent trial. Outside of the U.S. (but in June as well), MTS of Russia has been trialing LTE-LAA. For these, and other operators, LTE using unlicensed spectrum helps get them to 1 Gbps LTE.
FierceWireless  LTE-U  unlicensed  5GHz  opinion  Verizon  T-Mobile  AT&T 
august 2017 by pierredv
Editor’s Corner—Sprint isn’t the only one with 2.5 GHz aspirations | FierceWireless
"Kuoppamaki added some additional color, which can be summed up as: The devil is in the details. There are challenges associated with the 2.5 GHz, not the least of which is the kinda goofy way (my words) it was originally allocated.

Yes, there’s a lot of spectrum at 2.5 GHz, something Sprint and Clearwire have talked about for years. But the 2.5 GHz also involves two different blocks of spectrum, the EBS portion and the BRS portion, leased versus owned. The owned spectrum is easy to deal with and control, Kuoppamaki noted."
2.5GHz  Sprint  T-Mobile  editorial  FierceWireless  BRS  EBS  MMDS 
june 2017 by pierredv
US incentive auction produces big winners and big questions — PolicyTracker, April 2017

As the US regulator unveils the results of the 600 MHz auction, it remains to be seen what one of the big winners, Dish, will do with its large spectrum holding, and how well TV channels will fare in the repacking process.

Top bidder T-Mobile paid $7.99 billion for 45% of all of the low-band spectrum sold, averaging around 31 MHz nationwide, and quadrupled its low-band holdings, the company said.

The "most important, and puzzling, question" is why Dish wanted to buy another 20 MHz of spectrum when it already has a huge amount of spectrum that it hasn't yet put to use, and when its current plan for that spectrum is a low-cost Internet of Things network to minimise the cost of meeting its March 2020 buildout deadline, Farrar said.

Moreover, the auction showed that "spectrum demand is highly volatile," said Musey. The addition of another serious bidder could have changed the results significantly.
PolicyTracker  incentive-auction  T-Mobile  Dish  spectrum-auctions 
april 2017 by pierredv
T-Mobile busy testing 5G but not on the fixed wireless bandwagon: CTO | FierceWireless
via Dale

"T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray reiterated his disdain for the fixed wireless 5G model that Verizon has been pursuing"

“Don’t get me wrong,” he said. “I think there’s a plethora of really exciting 5G stuff that will come." BUT then "5G is going to move across all spectrum bands over time."
FierceWireless  5G  28GHz  hype  T-Mobile 
march 2017 by pierredv
Dish-led MVDDS Coalition urges FCC to act on 12.2-12.7 GHz band for 5G asap - FierceWirelessTech Aug 2016
Argument that amounts to use it or lose it, and demonstrates the non-service neutrality of licenses.
Also indication of high-res modeling ~ RF Mirror Worlds
"While T-Mobile has said it supports a re-evaluation of whether the 12 GHz band can be used for mobile broadband services, it said additional rights should not automatically be extended to current MVDDS licensees because incumbents have failed to make use of their authorized spectrum."
"In two technical studies filed June 8 and June 23, 2016, the coalition used new, ultra-high resolution imagery of buildings and terrain to analyze the degree of attenuation to signal propagation that the most likely 5G use cases would experience in the 12.2-12.7 GHz band."
FierceWireless  MVDDS  Dish  T-Mobile  12GHz  satellite  5G  RF-Mirror-Worlds 
august 2016 by pierredv
T-Mobile: AT&T/EchoStar proposal threatens success of terrestrial use at 28 GHz - FierceWirelessTech May 2016
"T-Mobile argues that satellite operators should have no primary rights to use the 28 GHz band, whether inside or outside the urban core, unless they obtain those rights through auction or the secondary market. Satellite operators have never had rights to use the spectrum on a primary basis and could not have had a reasonable expectation that they would secure those rights in the future."
"T-Mobile supports a different proposal – one put forth by CTIA – that would allow existing satellite licensees, wherever located, "operation rights" on a secondary basis."
FierceWireless  Steve-Sharkey  T-Mobile  28GHz  satellite  AT&T  EchoStar  spectrum-rights 
may 2016 by pierredv
T-Mobile warns of delays on LTE-U as regulatory discussions continue - Fierce Wireless Apr 2016
"A top T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) executive warned that the rollout of LTE Unlicensed technology could be delayed as regulators continue to debate the policies around commercialization of the technology."
LTE-U  T-Mobile  FierceWireless 
april 2016 by pierredv
T-Mobile’s “Binge On” service: beautiful or beastly? - Martin Geddes
"There is a media and regulatory battle on between T-Mobile USA and ‘net neutrality’ campaigners over the new Binge On service for video. In the absence of a market price mechanism for resources, there must be rationing. Binge On is merely an improved form of rationing compared to the status quo."
Martin-Geddes  T-Mobile  netneutrality 
january 2016 by pierredv
Launch press release - Evolve
"New Coalition Launches to Enhance the Consumer Wireless Experience & Encourage Mobile Innovation" "EVOLVE will promote the consumer benefits of unlicensed spectrum and new technologies for unlicensed spectrum like LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA)." "The founding members include Competitive Carriers Association, CTIA – The Wireless Association, Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Qualcomm Incorporated, T-Mobile, and Verizon"
Evolve  LTE-U  unlicensed  Verizon  CTIA  Alcatel-Lucent  Qualcomm  T-Mobile  AT&T 
september 2015 by pierredv
T-Mobile accuses cable companies of using LTE-U tests that rely on extremes, not reality - FierceWirelessTech
"T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) took a stab at its cable rivals in a recent FCC filing, saying that claims by LTE-U opponents that the technology will adversely impact Wi-Fi operations are based on testing "with parameters set at extremes that do not represent realistic deployments or do not reflect actual LTE-U specifications.""
FierceWireless  t-Mobile  NCTA  LTE-U  worst-case 
august 2015 by pierredv
T-Mobile Netherlands plays the game of drones - RCRWireless Jul 2015
Carrier T-Mobile Netherlands will use Aerialtronics unmanned aerial systems, more commonly known as drones, to inspect some 5,000 antennas in the Netherlands. T-Mobile Netherlands even has its own pilot who will remotely operate the drones. A camera mounted on the vehicle will provide a unique view of network infrastructure without the cost and potential risk involved with human inspections. The drone is also outfitted with heat sensors and transmitters that provide a real-time data stream to operators.
RCRWireless  T-Mobile  drones  cellular 
july 2015 by pierredv
No Merger? How About Helping Us With Spectrum Read more: - BTIG Research › Nov 2014
" Important Disclosure and Analyst’s Certification Email This Post Print No Merger? How About Helping Us With Spectrum Posted on Thu, Aug 14th, 2014 at 1:30 pm by Walter Piecyk — POSTS | DISCLAIMER RSSEmail Phone: 646-450-9258Chat with wpiecykbtig Categories: Wireless, Equity Research Tags: S, VZ , T , DISH , TMUS Sprint and T-Mobile are making another push for help from the FCC to obtain low-band spectrum. If successful, it could drive up prices for what little spectrum is still available in the secondary market, a positive for Dish which owns the largest chunk. If not successful, Sprint and T-Mobile will be further disadvantaged to cost-effectively build network coverage, a clear positive for their dominant competitors, AT&T and Verizon."
BTIG  T-Mobile  Sprint  auctions  FCC  spectrum-screen  incentive-auction 
november 2014 by pierredv
Verizon, AT&T oppose Dish, T-Mobile's plans to split AWS-3 auction - FierceWirelessTech July 2014
"Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) and AT&T (NYSE: T) have signaled their opposition to proposals from T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) and Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) to effectively split the upcoming auction of AWS-3 spectrum between paired and unpaired airwaves. The auction is scheduled to start on Nov. 13 and will be the most consequential since the 2008 auction of 700 MHz spectrum. The FCC plans to auction the 1695-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz and 2155-2180 MHz bands, which are collectively known as AWS-3. The FCC is currently working on technical rules for the auction."
AWS-3  FCC  Verizon  AT&T  Dish  T-Mobile  auctions  FierceWireless 
july 2014 by pierredv
T-Mobile 600 MHz study shows LTE can share channels with nearby TV stations - FierceWirelessTech
quote: LTE services can operate "in the presence of co-channel, over-the-air television operations in geographically nearby market areas, even in a region as densely populated as the northeastern United States when sufficient terrain and distance separation exists," said T-Mobile in an ex parte filing with the FCC.
T-Mobile  600MHz  cellular  TV  FierceWireless  interference 
december 2013 by pierredv
THere is what $T and $VZ have invested in wireless networks... Walter Piecyk
"Here is what $T and $VZ have invested in their wireless networks since 2005 compared to $TMUS and $S. "
Walter  Piecyk  cellular  Verizon  AT&T  T-Mobile  Sprint  investing 
november 2013 by pierredv
Fon brings its shared Wi-Fi model to the U.S. - FierceWirelessTech
Madrid-based Fon, which encourages users to share their Wi-Fi router signal with others in exchange for free access to other Fon hotspots around the world, jumped into the U.S. market with a new router that accepts Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) credentials in lieu of a password. Fon's upgraded $59 Fonera router combines its usual Wi-Fi sharing features with new functionality that uses Facebook Connect in place of Wi-Fi passwords, which can be challenging both to remember and enter Fon also upgraded the Fonera router to act as a signal booster. That is because many people in the United States already have their own Wi-Fi routers, but they could use help extending signals to dead spots in their houses. Last month, AT&T and Fon signed a global Wi-Fi roaming agreement ... In addition, Fon has a partnership with T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom in Germany as well as Sprint parent Softbank
hotspots  Fon  Sprint  Wi-Fi  T-Mobile  AT&T  FierceWireless 
october 2013 by pierredv
All four national mobile carriers to use NYC subway DAS - FierceBroadbandWireless April 2013
"The neutral-host DAS has already signed as anchor tenants AT&T (NYSE:T) and T-Mobile USA, which are using the DAS to extend their wireless voice and data services into the subway. Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) and Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) are also finalizing contracts to deliver their services via the DAS." "In May 2012, Boingo Wireless announced an agreement with Transit to manage and operate Wi-Fi Internet services within the New York City subway system. Boingo is using Transit's DAS to expand its sponsored Wi-Fi hotspot offering. "
cellular  infrastructure-sharing  NYC  Boingo  T-Mobile  DAS  FierceWireless 
april 2013 by pierredv
M2Z Written Ex Parte Presentation in WT Docket Nos. 07-195 & 04-356, March 20, 2009
"Late in these proceedings, T-Mobile finally, although obliquely, admitted that its Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) AWS-1 devices incorporate a filter that does not comport with T-Mobile’s authorized U.S. spectrum assignments.13 The ability to develop and implement proper filters for mitigating adjacent band interference concerns is within the control of T-Mobile and its suppliers. "
ex  parte  AWS-1  AWS-3  FCC  WAS  T-Mobile  M2Z 
march 2013 by pierredv
US LTE operators achieve 4G success by focusing on coverage and multi-device strategies - Insight - News | Analysys Mason Jan 2013
"US operators initially marketed LTE by highlighting its speed benefits, and kept the same pricing plans as 3G services in order to entice users onto the new networks, including customers on flat-rate plans. AT&T and Verizon have both shifted their pricing strategies in order to increase revenue. Initially, both operators largely eliminated flat-rate pricing plans in favour of tiered pricing, and in 2012 both operators implemented a multi-device, tiered data package pricing strategy. Operators are still adopting the strategy of 'no premium for LTE', with the only difference between a 3G subscription plan and an LTE plan being the device used. Instead of charging more for the LTE service, operators want to connect additional devices for a nominal fee (usually USD10–30) to encourage users to switch to larger data plans. This strategy appears to be working"
Verizon  cellular  speed  coverage  4G  MetroPCS  T-Mobile  AT&T  AnalysysMason 
january 2013 by pierredv
T-Mobile: All 700 MHz LTE networks should interoperate - FierceWireless March 2012
"The FCC next week will consider a notice of proposed rulemaking that looks at the potential for harmful interference to Lower 700 MHz B and C Block operations if the different parts of the Lower 700 MHz Band were made to be interoperable, and whether, if such interference exists, it can be reasonably mitigated."
700MHz  interoperability  interference  public-safety  Verizon  AT&T  T-Mobile  FCC  FierceWireless 
march 2012 by pierredv
Puzzling over big wireless carrier mergers: An Editorial « Virulent Word of Mouse
Shane puzzles over why AT&T continues to try to keep the merger alive. Good analysis of why it's a bad idea, no suggested answer to the puzzle. The headline answer seems obvious to me: cognitive dissonance, denial, saving face, all the usual stuff humans do
virulentwordofmouse  economics  merger  AT&T  T-Mobile  FTC  DOJ 
september 2011 by pierredv
New AWS Band Reject Filter Developed, by Dane Ericksen Apr 2009
History of the interference into ENG-RO stations by T-Mobile's AWS base stations.
interference  T-Mobile  BAS  AWS  **  case-study 
september 2010 by pierredv
T-Mobile fires back at M2Z ahead of AWS-3 auction - FierceWireless
Quote: T-Mobile USA submitted an ex parte filing to the FCC in response to M2Z Network's criticisms of its proposed plans for the upcoming auction of AWS-3 spectrum. T-Mobile claims that its plan to use asymmetric licensing is a better plan than one specifically tailored to M2Z's business plan. At its Dec. 18 meeting, the FCC plans to vote on auction rules for the AWS-3 spectrum. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has pushed for a nationwide license in the 2155-2180 MHz band that would require the winning bidder to open up 25 percent of its network for free broadband access. M2Z has pushed for these rules, and now T-Mobile has pushed back.
auction  aws  wireless  RF  interference  T-Mobile  M2Z 
november 2009 by pierredv
T-Mobile takes M2Z to task over AWS-3 auction arguments - FierceBroadbandWireless
FCC "would require the licensee to dedicate 25 percent of its network capacity to free broadband service, install a network-based Internet filtering system to block pornography and allow open access to third-party devices and applications"
FCC  auctions  T-Mobile  aws  FierceWireless 
august 2008 by pierredv
T-Mobile USA balks at FCC’s plans for AWS-3 auction - Allnews - RCR Wireless News
T-Mobile remains concerned that AWS-3 operations could cause interference to spectrum the carrier hopes will provide it with sufficient capacity to provide 3G wireless services and thereby remain competitive
fcc  t-mobile  interference  auctions  aws 
august 2008 by pierredv

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