Jump to content

Some notable names are participating in the CBRS auction


bigsnake49
 Share

Recommended Posts

The FCC Tuesday released a list of entities that have registered their interest in participating in the agency's auction of CBRS 3.5GHz midband spectrum, currently scheduled to start July 23. Noteworthy names among potential bidders include AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Charter Communications, Dish Network, Cox Communications, Comcast, CenturyLink and others.

The auction appears to have drawn interest from entities not typically associated with spectrum bidders. For example, other names that appear among the FCC's filings include oil and gas companies like Chevron and Occidental Petroleum, tower company CellTex, fiber company Corning, agriculture equipment supplier John Deere, and the universities of Kentucky, Texas A&M and Virginia, as well as Duke University and Health System.

https://www.lightreading.com/5g/verizon-atandt-charter-cox-dish-among-cbrs-auction-bidders/d/d-id/761573?

 

  • Like 2
  • Confused 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'd imagine that we have so many registered bidders because they were already using this spectrum space. Filling to bid just to see if they can get licensed space on the cheap. Some businesses might feel like they can benefit by moving to licensed space too.

 

Just a taught here:

Comcast (and other cable mvnos) have millions of wi-fi APs that are used to subsized cellular use. What if they got a license say 20MHz wide of CBRS in their coverage territories. Then add CBRS to their wireless cable modems.  These could be at higher power output which would improve coverage over 2.4GHz and improve utilization being on LTE/5G technology over WiFi.

I don't really see cable co adding these to poles and such, but feel like the above is more likely.

Edited by red_dog007
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • large.unreadcontent.png.6ef00db54e758d06

  • gallery_1_23_9202.png

  • Posts

    • Went to Rolling Loud NYC at Citi Field this weekend. Over 60,000 people in attendance. Verizon is a sponsor of the festival this year so naturally they had a ton of COWs set up at the festival. I counted at least 4. As a result, they were virtually the only carrier consistently able to provide a data connection. I didn't see any Verizon 5G, only LTE. T-Mobile on the other hand was a very interesting experience. I was seeing an eNB 331804 which I'm 99% sure is a COW. They also seems to be doing some sort of traffic management because I noticed that if I left my phone idle in my pocket, it would drop down to No Service/SOS or sometimes it would sit on EDGE. But the second that I needed to send a text, make a call, or even use Twitter my phone would switch over to LTE or 5G to complete the task. In an active data session, my phone would constantly flip between Band 2, Band 66, and Band 41. Sometimes, I'd catch myself on the COW and other times I'd get pushed over to eNB 875868, the relatively new Sprint conversion nearby. The network moved at a snails pace though. Where Verizon took about 15 seconds to load Twitter or send a pic, T-Mobile could take up to a minute to complete the same task. Here's some photos of the COWs I spotted. I think that the first two are Verizon and the one in the distance in the third pic is T-Mobile's single COW, not nearly enough for an event that size.  
    • @dkyeager has written up an article for The Wall on the Auction:   Robert
    • You need to have Wi-Fi Calling enabled and also have made at least one phone call over Wi-Fi Calling prior to using the inflight Wi-Fi.
    • See this page: https://www.sprint.com/en/support/in-flight-texting-wi-fi.html Also see the FAQ’s here: https://www.t-mobile.com/benefits/travel/in-flight-wifi “How do I access In-Flight Connection?”
  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...