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Day 1 of H-Block spectrum auction generates $221M in bids

The first day of the Federal Communications Commission’s Auction 96 included three rounds of bidding and a total purse of more than $221 million pledged for the licenses up for grabs. Of the 176 licenses up for auction, 78 had received a potential winning...

23 set to contest FCC’s H-Block spectrum auction

The Federal Communications Commission is set this week to begin auctioning off 176, 10-megahertz spectrum licenses in the upper 1.9 GHz band known as the H-Block. The auction is scheduled to start on Jan. 22, with 23 bidders qualified to participate. Qualified bidders include a...

C Spire unveils LTE plans

C Spire Wireless, formerly known as Cellular South, unveiled plans to begin rolling out LTE services beginning later this year. The carrier said it planned to invest $60 million in providing coverage to 20 Mississippi markets covering 2,700 square miles and approximately 1.2 million...

Contracts: Zain chooses Alcatel-Lucent; Durham University appoints Siemens; and more

Siemens Enterprise Communications, a premier provider of enterprise communications, has been appointed by Durham University as its strategic technology partner to implement a next generation communications system as part of a university-wide investment program to deliver world-class facilities for its 15,000 students and 3,000...

FCC to 'coordinate' review of AT&T's Qualcomm, T-Mobile USA proposals

The Federal Communications Commission has stopped its formal review of AT&T Inc. (T) plans to acquire 700 MHz spectrum assets from Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) as it now plans to review that deal in coordination with AT&T's attempt to acquire T-Mobile USA Inc.The decision came...

ClearTalk signs up for LightSquared's planned LTE service

LightSquared added yet another regional wireless operator to its wholesale LTE plans, signing up Flat Wireless L.L.C.'s ClearTalk Wireless to a bilateral roaming agreement. Financial terms of the deal were not released.The deal will provide CDMA-based operator ClearTalk with a nationwide LTE footprint through...

LightSquared files with FCC, pushes some interference blame onto GPS device makers

LightSquared filed a modified spectrum plan with the Federal Communications Commission that the company said would solve interference issues with approximately 99.5% of all commercial GPS devices, including 100% of GPS-equipped mobile phones.The report, which was filed after the granting of an extension from...

LightSquared continues to rack up 'customers'

You can’t accuse LightSquared of not looking at its current glass of morass as half empty. With the possibility of network delays, or worse, hanging over its head, LightSquared continues to add customers to its planned wholesale network initiative announcing today a “multi-year wholesale...

AT&T filing provides interesting industry data

AT&T Inc. (T) late last week filed its petition to acquire T-Mobile USA Inc. with the Federal Communications Commission. The detailed document, excluding the lack of detail from redacted information, lays out AT&T’s argument as to why the FCC should allow the nation’s No....

RCA 2011: 4G options abound for rural players

LAS VEGAS – With a significant win in gaining a government mandate on 3G data roaming in their back pockets, rural operators are now faced with the unenviable task of figuring out their plans for so-called “4G” networks.At this week’s Rural Cellular Association event...

Cellular South taps LightSquared for roaming

LightSquared has signed up another roaming partner for its yet-to-be launched wholesale wireless network. Cellular South Inc., a privately held operator, has inked a new bilateral roaming agreement with LightSquared to provide nationwide LTE and satellite coverage in rural areas to its customers. The...

Companies line up against AT&T to block FLO TV spectrum purchase

The big wireless players may not be making any fuss yet, but a group of smaller carriers, organizations and Dish Network Corp. have filed petitions with the Federal Communications Commission to block AT&T Mobility's purchase of 700 MHz spectrum from Qualcomm Inc.Cellular South Inc.,...

Top stories of 2010 (Part 4)

Editor's Note: The mobile space witnessed a lot of news over the past 12 months that have and will alter the mobile landscape for years to come. With the end of 2010 just days away, RCR Wireless News takes a look back at the...

RCA pushes FCC, Congress on data roaming, interoperability

The Rural Cellular Association is pushing Congress and the Federal Communications Commission to mandate automatic data roaming between wireless carriers and to regulate 700 MHz equipment so that it is interoperable, two moves the trade group say are imperative to keeping rural wireless operators...

Verizon Wireless calls for dismissal of LTE equipment requirements

Verizon Wireless (VZ) is claiming that Cellular South's recent announcement that it was working with Samsung Telecommunications America calls into question the rural operator's claim that small operators will not be able to launch LTE networks if equipment makers are not required to produce...

Cellular South taps Samsung for LTE plans

The push for LTE in rural markets gained further momentum as Cellular South Inc. reported a partnership with Samsung Telecommunications America to build an LTE network using the carrier’s 700 MHz spectrum holdings. In addition to the network, Samsung will also provide a pair...

Synchronoss expands with FusionOne buy

Synchronoss Technologies Inc. has acquired FusionOne Inc. for $40 million in order to expand its business offerings for wireless service providers. Synchronoss provides transaction management software, including order provisioning and management services, while FusionOne provides software to help operators transfer customer content and synchronization...

Cellular South to acquire Corr Wireless: Migration plans could include LTE

Carrier consolidation is not limited to just the big four, as Cellular South today announced plans to acquire Alabama-based Corr Wireless. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Cellular South said the deal will include more than 30,000 customers in 18 counties and network...

Class action nets group of top wireless carriers for texting, other charges

Another day, another class-action wireless consumer lawsuit. This one is big, though, naming six mobile-phone carriers and a top mobile virtual network operator as defendants in a complaint filed in Mississippi federal court."This action seeks recovery for actual and compensatory damages sustained by plaintiffs...

More than half of U.S. banks to launch mobile banking soon

Nearly one-third of the major financial organizations worldwide are planning to launch mobile banking services within the next two years, according to a new survey commissioned by Sybase 365, a subsidiary of mobile messaging services company Sybase Inc.About two-thirds of banks consider mobile banking...

Cellular South expands m-banking service

Regional wireless provider Cellular South said it is teaming with fellow Mississippian BancorpSouth Inc. to expand its m-banking offerings.The Web-based application allows BancorpSouth customers to view account balances and history, transfer funds and pay bills from a Cellular South phone. The service is powered...

Cellular South innovates in apps, online and in-store experience

Editor's Note: In this monthly feature, RCR Wireless News talks to retail managers across the country to get a first-hand view of what's hot in wireless.Regional wireless operator Cellular South in March launched an initiative to integrate its interactive online shopping experience with its...

700 MHz auction ends: Wireless heavyweights biggest players, others surprise

Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility ran the table at the 700 MHz auction, accounting for most of the record $19.6 billion in bidding that broke historic ground on open access, lost ground on public safety and gave dozens of mostly white-male-owned small businesses a...

Frontline ‘closed for business’: With its extensive connections, firm’s ultimate fate is unclear

The future of Frontline Wireless L.L.C., the Silicon Valley-backed and politically connected startup that spent months positioning itself to bid big in the upcoming 700 MHz auction, has suddenly become shrouded in mystery."Frontline is closed for business at this time. We have no further...

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