17 Sep '13, 2pm

T-Mobile, Verizon Join Forces to Advocate Band Plan for FCC Spectrum Auction

T-Mobile and Verizon are likely to be mismatched rivals once the FCC’s 600 MHz incentive auctions roll around next year but for now the carriers are teaming up to advocate a band plan. In a new FCC filing , T-Mobile and Verizon both pushed for the Commission to adopt a “down from channel 51” for the incentive auctions. The two carriers accentuate four points to their argued approach: it will maximize paired spectrum, allow for cost-effective and timely deployment of network equipment and devices, promote interoperability through a single 3GPP band class for all 600 MHz paired blocks and allow for extra downlink from any non-paired spectrum not needed to prevent interference. T-Mobile and Verizon suggest a 35x35 MHZ Frequency Division Duplexing pairing that will only require a single band class. That single band class will keep costs down for infrastructure vendors and OEMs...

Full article: http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2013/09/t-mobile-verizon...

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