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A Tale of Two Auctions

Two spectrum auctions, one in Canada and one in the United States, have just ended, and together their results confirm that adopting reasonable spectrum aggregation limits is the best possible approach to maintaining a healthy, competitive wireless industry.
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The Need Remains for Low-Band Spectrum Aggregation Limits

Spectrum is the lifeblood of the wireless industry, and T-Mobile currently owns a strong mid-band spectrum portfolio.  That is great for speed and capacity, but low-band frequencies, due to their excellent propagation, are essential for in-building, as well as suburban and rural, coverage.
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Expert Guidance: Spectrum Aggregation Limits Won't Undermine Revenue

Dr. Peter Cramton, one of the world’s foremost experts on auction design, recently asserted that the establishment of reasonable spectrum-aggregation limits in the upcoming 600 MHz “incentive” auction will not cause large revenue losses, as AT&T and Verizon (the “Big Two”) continue to claim.

Small Business Saturday: 5 Ways SMBs Can Boost Holiday Sales with Mobile

The holiday season has arrived. As shoppers get ready to stampede big box retail stores on Black Friday, small business owners everywhere are preparing to kick-off the all-important holiday shopping season with a more personal and localized approach on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30.

Q&A: Cell Phones for Soldiers Co-Founder Robbie Bergquist

As so many of us prepare to spend the holidays with friends and family, it’s important to remember that U.S. personnel who are protecting our country (and our freedom) may not have the same opportunity.

T-Mobile Salutes Veterans

Today is Veterans Day, and T-Mobile sends a big THANK YOU to all who have served our country including our employees, their loved ones, family and friends.
Government Affairs

From Auckland to Dallas, Spectrum Limits Have Appeal

In response to a recent T-Mobile filing, AT&T this week acknowledged for the first time that, indeed, it is comfortable with upfront spectrum caps for auctions. That represents huge progress for AT&T, which has been arguing for months against any limits for the upcoming 600 MHz low-band auction.
Government Affairs

Eliminating State Telecom Equipment Taxes Will Spur Economic Development

Broadband is today’s engine driving economic development and job creation.  Data centers, application developers, rural healthcare providers, distance learning programs and local education providers, smart-grids, and other technology-based enterprises are all dependent upon broadband connectivity. 
Government Affairs

Spectrum-Aggregation Limits Are Good For Public Safety

In 2012, Congress passed legislation on the creation of a nationwide public safety broadband network.  And in 2013, the FCC is moving closer to providing rules around the 600 MHz broadcast incentive auction. These separate matters have two important connections.
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Auction Revenue? No Problem

The gold standard of spectrum these days is the 600 MHz block, which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is getting ready to auction.
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