And good for AT&T the spectrum is in 700 mhz band What did AT&T get?
One slice of nationwide spectrum the former UHF channel 55(716-722 MHz).
Former UHF channel 56(722-728 MHz) over New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.
That is 6 mhz worth of spectrum nationally in 700 mhz band, and an additional 6 mhz in the major cities listed above.
Should help AT&T's LTE rollout.
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Re: And good for AT&T the spectrum is in 700 mhz band Thanks. I was interested in the device interoperability and I see they are going to save that for an industry wide rule making next quarter.
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Re: Used to be MediaFLO spectrum
said by fifty nine:Yes indeed. WLNY-TV channel 55 here on Long Island switched off their analog signal several years early in order for Qualcomm to get their service off the ground. That is the first time I had heard about MediaFLO.
That's why it sounds so familiar.
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Re: The stipulation should read:
said by georgeglass5:I'd go one better.. they have to pay a NON-USE fee so it becomes UNPROFITABLE TO SQUAT ON SPECTRUM. These three options: sell it (permanently), give it back, or pay up.. and no slick loopholes with front companies to slosh around the bandwidth. Nevertheless, this would apply to ALL wireless providers.
Use it or lose it, you have 12 months to use it all up in the noted cities. There will be "NO" sitting / squatting on frequency spectrums, period.
said by BiggA:Yes, the former Qualcomm Lower 700 MHz D/E block 6 MHz licenses are unpaired spectrum. AT&T will not be able to utilize that spectrum until LTE-Advanced supplemental downlink carrier aggregation technology becomes a commercial reality. Supplemental downlink will aggregate a 5 MHz downlink carrier in D/E block spectrum with a preexisting 5 MHz x 5 MHz (or 10 MHz x 10 MHz) uplink and downlink in traditional paired spectrum (e.g. Lower 700 MHz A/B/C block, Cellular A/B block, etc.).
How are they going to use this unpaired spectrum to roll out LTE? They're saying it will help with the downlink, but what are they going to do for the uplink?