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PALs auction nears $4.6 billion, 10 licenses still contested

The Priority Access License bidding is down to just 10 licenses still being contested. The Federal Communications Commission seeks to move bidding along by adding a fifth daily round of bidding, starting tomorrow. After 67 rounds, Auction 105 has raised more than $4.58 billion in...

What Federated Wireless has learned from operating a CBRS ESC

A little more than a year ago, Federated Wireless announced that the network of sensors that it had built out along the nation's coastlines was ready to commercially support operations in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service shared spectrum at 3.5 GHz. That Environmental Sensing Capability...

PALs auction update: $830 million and cruising

  The Priority Access License has raised nearly $832 million in bids after 13 rounds, including more than $56 million in the 13th round. The auction continues to show an unusual bidding pattern, compared to typical auctions that are dominated by large mobile network operators focused...

Five verticals that are exploring the use of CBRS

In its first seven months of full commercial deployment, most of the use of the shared Citizens Broadband Radio Service is being driven by two predictable use cases: Network capacity augmentation and fixed wireless broadband access, both on the networks of existing cellular operators...

FCC kicks off PALs auction

The Priority Access License auction for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum begins today with a single, six-hour bidding period. There are 271 qualified bidders participating in Auction 105, ranging from Tier 1 mobile network operators and cable companies to wireless internet service providers, electric...

Four CBRS predictions

The Citizens Broadband Radio Service has a lot going for it: a 150-megahertz slice of midband spectrum, a substantial device and equipment ecosystem and early commercial deployments that were given a full go-head by the Federal Communications Commission in January of this year. But...

CBRS PAL spectrum–Will it be cheap enough (Analyst Angle)

I attended the Connectivity Expo event earlier this month for the first time.  It was an informative gathering of infrastructure players that make up the “OPEX” side of the mobile service equation comprised of the tower, fiber, and “edge” players versus “CAPEX” side of...

Leveraging CBRS to deliver rural broadband

CBRS focus often on private LTE for enterprise and industry, but what what the fixed wireless access use case targeting rural broadband deployments? The rugged Sierra Nevada foothills, which range to the northeast and southeast of Sacramento, Calif., are a difficult place to provide reliable...

Ask the CTO: Talking small cell market consolidation, shared spectrum with ip.access

For the enterprise, small cell or hybrid DAS/small cell makes more business sense, Johnson says Nick Johnson founded ip.access in 1999, and is now the chief technology officer of one of the few remaining companies that solely focuses on small cell technology. Major infrastructure players...

What you need to know: 3GPP’s accelerated 5G NR timeline

Despite the deluge of news and marketing around 5G and the ongoing lab and field trials being conducted worldwide, the fact is there's still no agreed-upon standard for 5G New Radio. However, 3GPP, the international body that oversees the standardization process, has made such...

In-building wireless: The role of shared spectrum and neutral host small cells

Current construction trends and tenant desires are somewhat at odds – at a time when building owners and lease holders increasingly view wireless as a utility, new construction geared toward energy efficiency often has the side effect of degrading wireless coverage. The obvious solution...

Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have new spectrum auction financial target

Telecom operators seeking 600 MHz spectrum licenses, like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, will have to generate north of $54B in total bids for 90 megahertz The value of wireless spectrum is often a difficult number to nail down but, at least for television broadcasters, 12...

Is the shared spectrum revolution upon us?

DALLAS—Finding a way to strike a balance between low cost, versatile unlicensed spectrum and the quality and predictability of licensed spectrum is a topic of interest at this year’s LTE North America conference, but many are unsure how to make that a reality. Hank Kafka,...

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