We use our mobile phones for all sorts of activities, and increasingly, they are our principal tool to make emergency calls. Today, consumers take for granted they can call 911 from a highway accident scene or while driving past one.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning to auction returned TV broadcast spectrum for commercial wireless services as early as next year, and in T-Mobile’s view, it can’t happen soon enough.
Almost two decades ago, the United States Congress recognized that state and local barriers to infrastructure investment would have to be removed if the United States was to retain its leadership role in the deployment of advanced telecommunications services.
April is 911 Education Month, and as the month winds to a close, we think it is appropriate to take a look at the close relationship that has developed between wireless communications and emergency 911 services.
Several weeks ago, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) took an important step in speeding commercial access to spectrum currently used by federal government agencies by establishing technical and licensing rules for the AWS-3 band.
AT&T has proclaimed as “fact” that any reasonable limitation on its ability to roll up the remaining low-band spectrum that AT&T does not already control will somehow doom the upcoming 600 MHz incentive auction.
One of the most important components in designing a successful spectrum auction is establishing the right license sizes – both the amount of spectrum devoted to each license and the geographic area it covers.
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