Spectrum Summary and Alerts

Spectrum Summary - May 18, 2018 May 25, 2018 00:00

FCC Transactions posted on May 16, 2018  

In this week's transactions, Sprint acquired new leases near Sioux Falls, SD and Davenport, IA that were previously controlled by Speed Connect.  In the next group of leases, Inland Cellular is leasing Sprint's PCS spectrum in Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon.  The maps indicate that Inland is leasing Sprint spectrum outside of Sprint's existing coverage.  It is also important to highlight that Inland is not leasing Sprint's PCS-G channel in these markets, thus Sprint has retained the ability to build these areas but with fewer spectrum resources than their existing markets.  The last group of transactions provide Northeast Communication of Wisconsin with access to Verizon's AWS1 spectrum in Wisconsin rural areas.
Purpose Assignee Assignor Call Sign Partition Radio Service Market Channel Block
New Lease Sprint Black Hawk College WND204 Map EBS P02374 - P35 GSA,41-28-30.1 N,90-26-44.5 W C1234
New Lease Sprint Black Hawk College WND205 Map EBS P00792 - P35 GSA,41-28-30.1 N,90-26-44.5 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Elk Point - Jefferson School WNC342 Map EBS P02192 - P35 GSA,43-14-38 N,97-22-40.2 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Oldham - Ramona School District WNC783 Map EBS P00577 - P35 GSA,43-59-30.9 N,96-46-11.2 W D1234
New Lease Inland Cellular Sprint WPVP254 Map PCS BTA250 - Lewiston-Moscow, ID C
New Lease Inland Cellular Sprint KNLF248 Map PCS MTA024 - Seattle B
New Lease Inland Cellular Sprint KNLF284 Map PCS MTA042 - Spokane-Billings B
New Lease Inland Cellular Sprint KNLF284 Map PCS MTA042 - Spokane-Billings B
New Lease Inland Cellular Sprint KNLF483 Map PCS BTA468 - Wenatchee, WA C
New Lease Inland Cellular Sprint WPOK588 Map PCS BTA250 - Lewiston-Moscow, ID C
New Lease Inland Cellular Sprint WPOK671 Map PCS BTA468 - Wenatchee, WA C
New Lease Inland Cellular Sprint WPYT731 Map PCS BTA425 - Spokane, WA E
New Lease Inland Cellular Sprint WQQQ245 Map PCS BTA425 - Spokane, WA E
New Lease Inland Cellular Sprint WQQQ247 Map PCS BTA468 - Wenatchee, WA C
New Lease Inland Cellular Sprint WQQQ248 Map PCS BTA425 - Spokane, WA F
New Lease Inland Cellular Sprint WQVU571 Map PCS BTA250 - Lewiston-Moscow, ID C
New Lease Inland Cellular Sprint WQYH788 Map PCS BTA425 - Spokane, WA C
New Lease Northeast Communications of Wisconsin Verizon WQGA717 Map AWS1 REA003 - Great Lakes F
New Lease Northeast Communications of Wisconsin Verizon WQGA862 Map AWS1 CMA711 - Wisconsin 4 - Marinette A
New Lease Northeast Communications of Wisconsin Verizon WQGA862 Map AWS1 CMA711 - Wisconsin 4 - Marinette A
New Lease Northeast Communications of Wisconsin Verizon WQGA862 Map AWS1 CMA711 - Wisconsin 4 - Marinette A
New Lease Northeast Communications of Wisconsin Verizon WQGA862 Map AWS1 CMA711 - Wisconsin 4 - Marinette A
New Lease Northeast Communications of Wisconsin Verizon WQGB355 Map AWS1 CMA717 - Wisconsin 10 - Door A

Spectrum Summary - May 11, 2018 May 18, 2018 00:00

FCC Transactions posted on May 2, 2018
In this week's transactions, Verizon filed to acquire an AWS license in CA/AZ.  Dawson Public Power is acquiring the 700MHz Guard band channel over 5 counties in Nebraska.  AT&T is leasing the 700MHz-B channel in the US Virgin Islands. Sprint filed 9 new leases acquiring 8 of those leases from Speed Connect.  The new leased spectrum is in Texas, Montana, Idaho, and Nebraska.  The new HITN lease is a new lease they previously controlled but expired. The last two leases are leases for Wisper Wireless where their previous leases had expired. Wisper's leases are in Minnesota. The last transaction, is a new EBS license request by the Havasupai tribe in Arizona.  The Havasupai tribe is requesting the conversion of a temporary license to a permanent license.

Purpose Assignee Assignor Call Sign Partition Radio Service Market Channel Block
Assignment Verizon Flat Wireless WQGD467 AWS1 CMA342 - California 7 - Imperial A
Assignment Dawson Public Power Access 700 WPRR316 Map 700MHz Guard MEA034 - Omaha A
New Lease Sprint HITN WLX546 Map EBS P03759 - P35 GSA,47-36-21.3 N,122-19-49.4 W G1234
New Lease AT&T GIGSKY MOBILE WQJZ324 700MHz CMA730 - Virgin Islands 1 - St. Thomas B
New Lease AT&T GIGSKY MOBILE WQJZ325 700MHz CMA731 - Virgin Islands 2 - St. Croix I B
New Lease Sprint Clarendon Foundation, Inc. WNC288 Map EBS P02181 - P35 GSA,35-14-29 N,111-36-37.6 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Frenchtown School District WNC728 Map EBS P00558 - P35 GSA,46-48-8.7 N,113-58-24.4 W A1234
New Lease Sprint Frenchtown School District WNC763 Map EBS P02261 - P35 GSA,46-48-8.7 N,113-58-24.4 W B1234
New Lease Sprint Hildreth Public Schools WNC504 Map EBS P01161 - P35 GSA,40-44-30 N,99-22-41.4 W G1234
New Lease Sprint Texas State Technical College WNC723 Map EBS P01779 - P35 GSA,31-25-16.6 N,100-32-37.3 W C1234
New Lease Sprint TWIN FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOL WNC801 Map EBS P03186 - P35 GSA,42-43-53.7 N,114-25-7.1 W A1234
New Lease Sprint VERDE VALLEY SCHOOL WNC258 Map EBS P00779 - P35 GSA,35-14-30 N,111-36-34 W G1234
New Lease Sprint Wilcox Public Schools WNC505 Map EBS P01162 - P35 GSA,40-44-30 N,99-22-41.4 W B1234
New Lease Wisper Wireless Melrose Area Public School WND310 Map EBS P02306 - P35 GSA,45-45-5.9 N,94-48-31.1 W A1234
New Lease Wisper Wireless Melrose Area Public School WND311 Map EBS P00659 - P35 GSA,45-49-6.9 N,94-34-40 W A1234
New License The Havasupai Tribe FCC WRAT818 EBS P03999-P-35-GSA A1234

Spectrum Summary - April 27, 2018 May 04, 2018 10:13

FCC Assignment Transactions posted on April 25, 2018  
In this week's transaction report, T-Mobile continues to roll up ownership of PCS spectrum in Iowa that Iowa Wireless used to lease and Sprint continues to roll up EBS spectrum that was previously leased by SpeedConnect.  The markets that Sprint acquired additional spectrum include Idaho, South Dakota, Texas, Nebraska, and Iowa. 
Purpose Assignee Assignor Call Sign Partition Radio Service Market Channel Block
Assignment T-Mobile Central Scott Telephone Company, Inc. WQZG769 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company WPOL773 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company WPOL801 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company WPOL802 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company WPWM732 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company WQDP532 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company WQPJ235 PCS REA003 - Great Lakes E
New Lease Sprint Adams Central Public Schools WNC822 Map EBS P00588 - P35 GSA,40-41-30 N,98-23-21.2 W C1234
New Lease Sprint Alcester-Hudson School WNC343 Map EBS P03130 - P35 GSA,43-14-38 N,97-22-40.2 W C1234
New Lease Sprint Bonneville Joint School District WND517 Map EBS P03044 - P35 GSA,43-21-5.7 N,112-0-24.9 W C1234
New Lease Sprint Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle ESD WHR997 Map EBS P00183 - P35 GSA,45-27-40 N,84-36-47 W A1234
New Lease Sprint Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle ESD WLX374 Map EBS P02111 - P35 GSA,45-19-34 N,84-52-43.2 W C1234
New Lease Sprint Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle ESD WNC702 Map EBS P00552 - P35 GSA,45-20-5 N,85-14-48.2 W A1234
New Lease Sprint CHINO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL WQCQ695 Map EBS P03810 - P35 GSA,34-42-4.1 N,112-7-6.6 W A1234
New Lease Sprint Dakota State University WNC303 Map EBS P02184 - P35 GSA,43-59-30.9 N,96-46-11.2 W C1234
New Lease Sprint Elk Point - Jefferson School WNC342 Map EBS P02192 - P35 GSA,43-14-38 N,97-22-40.2 W D1234
New Lease Sprint KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE WGR761 Map EBS P00837 - P35 GSA,41-41-52.1 N,91-28-47.6 W C1234
New Lease Sprint KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE WGR762 Map EBS P00838 - P35 GSA,41-54-33 N,91-39-17.6 W A1234
New Lease Sprint KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE WGW943 Map EBS P00840 - P35 GSA,41-46-22.1 N,91-7-8.6 W C1234
New Lease Sprint KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE WGW944 Map EBS P02397 - P35 GSA,42-6-36 N,91-16-16.6 W C1234
New Lease Sprint KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE WGW945 Map EBS P00841 - P35 GSA,42-9-22 N,92-1-16.7 W C1234
New Lease Sprint KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE WGW951 Map EBS P01798 - P35 GSA,41-39-44 N,92-1-13.6 W C1234
New Lease Sprint KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE WHA816 Map EBS P00842 - P35 GSA,41-23-43.1 N,91-39-5.6 W C1234
New Lease Sprint KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE WNC854 Map EBS P02581 - P35 GSA,41-39-44 N,92-1-13.6 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Montana State University WNC740 Map EBS P02257 - P35 GSA,45-40-23.8 N,110-52-4.8 W A1234
New Lease Sprint Montana State University WNC743 Map EBS P03179 - P35 GSA,45-40-23.8 N,110-52-4.8 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Montana State University WNC813 Map EBS P02268 - P35 GSA,47-32-22.8 N,111-17-8.9 W G1234
New Lease Sprint Morningstar Educational Network WNC867 Map EBS P00603 - P35 GSA,43-48-43.9 N,91-11-59.5 W C1234
New Lease Sprint Morningstar Educational Network WNC943 Map EBS P01216 - P35 GSA,35-36-16.2 N,105-15-37 W A1234
New Lease Sprint Rutland School District WNC784 Map EBS P02264 - P35 GSA,43-59-30.9 N,96-46-11.2 W A1234
New Lease Sprint Sioux Falls Catholic Schools WNC547 Map EBS P03158 - P35 GSA,43-30-18.9 N,96-34-39.2 W G1234

Spectrum Summary - April 20, 2018 April 27, 2018 00:00

FCC Assignment Transactions posted on April 18, 2018
In this week's transaction report, there are 3 groupings of transactions.  First, RigNet (a commercial operator to oil platforms in the gulf) is acquiring AT&T's 700 C&D block licenses covering just the Gulf of Mexico.  The D block licenses in ULS didn't properly show licenses over the Gulf so RigNet/AT&T submitted the original FCC EAG regions map indicating their inclusion in the EAG703 and EAG705 licenses.  The second grouping is Sprint's continued roll up of 2.5GHz leases in areas that SpeedConnect was the previous lessee.  As Sprint has committed to overlaying 2.5GHz on all of its towers, these new leases provide new or expanded channels in ID, MI, TX, NE, SD, and MT.  Predominately, these licenses cover rural areas.  The third grouping is a pending termination of PCS licenses in American Samoa.  American Samoa Telecom Authority has already filed an extension request citing the difficulty to build in a market with limited flights and a challenge that followed a cyclone hitting the islands.  I consider it likely that the FCC will approve their extension request in which American Samoa Telecom Authority indicated that would meet the construction bench marks by July 2018.
Purpose Assignee Assignor Call Sign Partition Radio Service Market Channel Block
Assignment RigNet AT&T WPWV330 Map 700MHz CMA306 - Gulf of Mexico C
Assignment RigNet AT&T WPZA237 Map 700MHz EAG703 - Southeast D
Assignment RigNet AT&T WPZA239 Map 700MHz EAG705 - Central/Mountain D
New Lease Sprint Augustana College WHR669 Map EBS P02422 - P35 GSA,43-30-10.9 N,96-34-39.2 W A12
New Lease Sprint Campbell/Silver Lake Public Schools WNC821 Map EBS P02270 - P35 GSA,40-41-30 N,98-23-21.2 W C1234
New Lease Sprint Central Catholic High School WLX894 Map EBS P00344 - P35 GSA,40-41-30 N,98-23-21.2 W A1234
New Lease Sprint Chester Area Schools WNC782 Map EBS P03184 - P35 GSA,43-59-30.9 N,96-46-11.2 W G1234
New Lease Sprint Cross Lutheran School WNC439 Map EBS P00470 - P35 GSA,43-48-15.1 N,82-54-25.8 W A1234
New Lease Sprint Florence-Carlton School WNC761 Map EBS P00570 - P35 GSA,46-48-8.7 N,113-58-24.4 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Florence-Carlton School WNC764 Map EBS P00572 - P35 GSA,46-48-8.7 N,113-58-24.4 W G1234
New Lease Sprint Grape Creek ISD WNC914 Map EBS P02583 - P35 GSA,31-25-16.6 N,100-32-37.3 W B1234
New Lease Sprint Hardin Simmons University WND265 Map EBS P01228 - P35 GSA,31-25-16.6 N,100-32-37.3 W G1234
New Lease Sprint Hastings Catholic Schools WLX891 Map EBS P03094 - P35 GSA,40-41-30 N,98-23-21.2 W B1234
New Lease Sprint Madison Central School WNC780 Map EBS P00576 - P35 GSA,43-59-30.9 N,96-46-11.2 W A12
New Lease Sprint Montrose School District WNC529 Map EBS P02225 - P35 GSA,43-30-10.9 N,96-34-39.2 W D1234
New Lease Sprint New Hampshire Wireless, Inc. WMI391 Map BRS P01929 - P35 GSA,42-43-54 N,114-25-7 W F1234
New Lease Sprint OAK CREEK RANCH SCHOOL WQCQ694 Map EBS P03809 - P35 GSA,34-41-13.1 N,112-7-3.6 W C1234
New Lease Sprint Our Lady of Lake Huron School WNC400 Map EBS P00456 - P35 GSA,43-48-15.1 N,82-54-25.8 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Silver Lake Public Schools WLX903 Map EBS P03408 - P35 GSA,40-44-30 N,99-22-42.4 W C1234
New Lease Sprint St. John's Lutheran School WNC438 Map EBS P00469 - P35 GSA,43-48-15.1 N,82-54-25.8 W C1234
New Lease Sprint University of South Dakota WNC546 Map EBS P00505 - P35 GSA,43-30-10.9 N,96-34-39.2 W B1234
New Lease Sprint Water Valley Independent School WLX334 Map EBS P01002 - P35 GSA,31-25-16.6 N,100-32-37.3 W A1234
New Lease Sprint Water Valley Independent School WLX758 Map EBS P01791 - P35 GSA,31-25-16.6 N,100-32-37.3 W D1234
New Lease Sprint WS Educational Broadcasting WNC502 Map EBS P00490 - P35 GSA,40-41-30 N,98-23-21.2 W G1234
New Lease Sprint Zion Lutheran School WNC442 Map EBS P02210 - P35 GSA,43-48-15.1 N,82-54-25.8 W B1234
Termination FCC American Samoa Telecom WQNF703 PCS BTA492 - American Samoa D
Termination FCC American Samoa Telecom WQNF705 PCS BTA492 - American Samoa F

Spectrum Alert - April 18, 2018 April 25, 2018 00:00

FCC begins process for the 24 GHz and 28 GHz Auctions

AUCTIONS OF UPPER MICROWAVE FLEXIBLE USE LICENSES FOR NEXT-GENERATION WIRELESS SERVICES; COMMENT SOUGHT ON COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCEDURES FOR AUCTIONS 101 (28 GHZ) AND 102 (24 GHZ); BIDDING IN AUCTION 101 SCHEDULED TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 14, 2018. (Dkt No 18-85 )  

 

Spectrum Summary - April 13, 2018 April 20, 2018 00:00

FCC Assignment Transactions posted on April 11, 2018  
This week there are 3 simple transactions and one complicated transaction.  First, Sprint has completed a new lease for EBS spectrum covering the Port Arthur, TX area.  Second, Panhandle Telecommunication filed two long term leases for a total of three counties in the panhandle of Oklahoma.  The last transfer transaction is confusing because it relates to the LMDS spectrum licenses that T-Mobile began acquiring in December 2017 and has consummated.  This transfer application was filed in 2005 as Cortelyou went into bankruptcy protection.  I assume the courts finalized the bankruptcy and allowed these licenses to be conveyed to ATX Communications.  ATX Communications had already assigned these licenses to First Communications in late 2005 who assigned them to T-Mobile in December 2017.  I believe the only purpose of the Cortelyou/ATX Communication transactions is to clear up the ownership lineage, but does not affect the current ownership of the spectrum which is currently in T-Mobile's control.
Purpose Assignee Assignor Call Sign Partition Radio Service Market Channel Block
New Lease Sprint Port Arthur Independent School WLX356 Map EBS P02847 - P35 GSA,30-5-18.8 N,93-57-12.6 W C1234
New Lease Panhandle Telecommunication AT&T KNLF291 Map PCS MTA046 - Wichita A
New Lease Panhandle Telecommunication AT&T WPOJ751 Map PCS BTA013 - Amarillo, TX C
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM292 LMDS BTA444 - Toledo, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM293 LMDS BTA255 - Lima, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM294 LMDS BTA143 - Findlay-Tiffin, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM295 LMDS BTA084 - Cleveland-Akron, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM296 LMDS BTA065 - Canton-New Philadelphia, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM297 LMDS BTA484 - Youngstown-Warren, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM298 LMDS BTA278 - Mansfield, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM299 LMDS BTA403 - Sandusky, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM300 LMDS BTA021 - Ashtabula, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM301 LMDS BTA081 - Cincinnati, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM302 LMDS BTA106 - Dayton-Springfield, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM303 LMDS BTA095 - Columbus, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM304 LMDS BTA487 - Zanesville-Cambridge, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM305 LMDS BTA080 - Chillicothe, OH A
Transfer ATX Communications, Inc. Cortelyou WPLM306 LMDS BTA281 - Marion, OH A

Spectrum Alert - April 10, 2018 April 17, 2018 10:34

FCC Enters into Consent Decree with Sprint and Mobilitie
FCC settles with Sprint and Mobilitie for $11.6 Million regarding wireless structures that were built without the required National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) reviews.


Spectrum Summary - April 6, 2018 April 13, 2018 00:00

FCC Assignment Transactions posted on April 4, 2018  
This week there is only one transaction, where T-Mobile is receiving the PCS-F license for Lima, OH from North West Net.
Purpose Assignee Assignor Call Sign Partition Radio Service Market Channel Block
Assignment T-Mobile North West Net WPOI234 PCS BTA255 - Lima, OH F

Allnet Insights' Spectrum Alert - April 2, 2018 April 09, 2018 00:00

FCC Denies Verizon-Straight Path Transaction Stay
 
The FCC denied a request from the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) to stay the FCC's decision from January 18, 2018 to approve the transfer of various 28-31GHz and 39GHz spectrum licenses from Straight Path to Verizon.
 

FCC Document


Spectrum Summary - March 30, 2018 April 06, 2018 00:00

FCC Assignment Transactions posted on March 28, 2018 
In this week's transactions, T-Mobile and Cross Wireless exchanged spectrum licenses in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Northeast Texas with T-Mobile receiving AWS-F band spectrum in Benton and Washington counties, and Cross Wireless receiving 2.5GHz of PCS spectrum in McCurtain county, OK and AWS3-G band spectrum in Pawnee County, OK and Delta, Lamar, and Red River counties, TX.   Appalachian Wireless is acquiring 600MHz-A spectrum in 8 Kentucky and Tennessee counties.  Sprint complete 2 new leases for EBS licenses in the Chicago area, and 1 new lease in Chattanooga, TN.  The last transactions involve leases from Silver Star Telephone to Gold Star Communication in the Wyoming markets.
Purpose Assignee Assignor Call Sign Partition Radio Service Market Channel Block
Assignment Cross Telephone T-Mobile WPOL282 Map PCS BTA443 - Texarkana, TX/AR C
Assignment Cross Telephone T-Mobile WQVP438 Map AWS-3 CMA598 - Oklahoma 3 - Grant G
Assignment Cross Telephone T-Mobile WQVP443 Map AWS-3 CMA658 - Texas 7 - Fannin G
Assignment Appalachian Wireless Cumberland Cellular WRAM732 Map 600MHz PEA096 - Richmond, KY A
Assignment T-Mobile Cross Telephone WQTC206 Map AWS-1 REA004 - Mississippi Valley F
Lease Sprint SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE WLX940 Map EBS P00362 - P35 GSA,41-36-17.1 N,87-37-16.2 W B1234
Lease Sprint Triton College WHM934 Map EBS P02406 - P35 GSA,41-52-44.1 N,87-38-10.2 W B1234
Lease Sprint BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP WMI898 Map BRS P02039 - P35 GSA,35-12-34.3 N,85-16-38.9 W F1234
Lease Gold Star Communications Silver Star Telephone KNLG221 Map PCS BTA381 - Rock Springs, WY F
Lease Gold Star Communications Silver Star Telephone WQGV749 Map AWS CMA720 - Wyoming 3 - Lincoln A
Lease Gold Star Communications Silver Star Telephone WQVT393 Map PCS BTA381 - Rock Springs, WY E
Lease Gold Star Communications Silver Star Telephone WQXK484 Map PCS BTA353 - Pocatello, ID C

Spectrum Summary - March 23, 2018 March 30, 2018 00:00

FCC Assignment Transactions posted on March 21, 2018  
In this week transactions, T-Mobile (through Iowa Wireless) continues to acquire the minor PCS and AWS spectrum owners in the Des Moines MTA.  Sprint's lease to the City of Donalsonville, GA is interesting.  From the FCC application public interest statement:  "Lessee is in the process of completing a system whereby it will provide fixed broadband services to residents of Seminole County, including students in the County that do not have access to and cannot afford broadband services."  This is surprising because the core of Sprint's 2.5GHz LTE network has typically been the BRS (owned) channels and they are authorizing the city to build a fixed broadband network on this spectrum.  The remaining transactions show some leasing between Sprint and two different regional operators, Great Woods/Phoenix Wireless in the Northeast, and Alaska Wireless in Alaska.

Purpose Assignee Assignor Call Sign Partition Radio Service Market Channel Block
Assignment T-Mobile Dumont Wireless WPOM975 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Dumont Wireless WPQL807 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Dumont Wireless WQCS552 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Dumont Wireless WQZA666 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Dumont Wireless WQZW844 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile LaMotte Telephone WPQY722 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile SEI Wireless WPRV929 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile SEI Wireless WQDT980 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile SEI Wireless WQFL611 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile SEI Wireless WQPU361 AWS1 REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment T-Mobile WCTA Wireless WQWC841 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Wilton Telephone WPQY727 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Lease City of Donalsonville Sprint WQYL627 BRS BTA006 - Albany-Tifton, GA F3
Lease City of Donalsonville Sprint WQYL627 BRS BTA006 - Albany-Tifton, GA H1
Lease City of Donalsonville Sprint WQYL627 BRS BTA006 - Albany-Tifton, GA H2
Lease City of Donalsonville Sprint WQYL627 BRS BTA006 - Albany-Tifton, GA H3
Lease Sprint Fayetteville Independent School District WLX437 EBS P01036 - P35 GSA,29-59-52.8 N,96-26-14.9 W G1234
Lease EVERTEK Hartley Melvin School District WND326 EBS P02308 - P35 GSA,43-9-52.9 N,95-19-30 W B1234
Lease Alaska Wireless Sprint B014 Map BRS BTA014 - Anchorage, AK E3-F3
Lease Alaska Wireless Sprint B014 Map BRS BTA014 - Anchorage, AK E3-F3
Lease Alaska Wireless Sprint B014 Map BRS BTA014 - Anchorage, AK E4
Lease Alaska Wireless Sprint WQYL293 Map BRS BTA014 - Anchorage, AK BRS2-E2
Lease Alaska Wireless Sprint WQYL293 Map BRS BTA014 - Anchorage, AK BRS2-E2
Lease Alaska Wireless Sprint WQYL293 Map BRS BTA014 - Anchorage, AK BRS2-E2
Lease Wireless Partners Sprint B363 BRS BTA363 - Presque Isle, ME E2
Lease Wireless Partners Sprint B363 BRS BTA363 - Presque Isle, ME E3
Lease Wireless Partners Sprint B363 BRS BTA363 - Presque Isle, ME F1
Lease Wireless Partners Sprint B363 BRS BTA363 - Presque Isle, ME F2
Lease Wireless Partners Sprint WPLM547 Map SMR BEA001 - Bangor, ME X
Lease Wireless Partners Sprint WPLM547 Map SMR BEA001 - Bangor, ME X
Lease Wireless Partners Sprint WQYL324 BRS BTA363 - Presque Isle, ME F3
Lease Wireless Partners Sprint KNLF217 Map PCS MTA008 - Boston-Providence B
Lease Wireless Partners Sprint KNLF217 Map PCS MTA008 - Boston-Providence B

Spectrum Summary - March 16, 2018 March 23, 2018 09:23

FCC Assignment Transactions posted on March 14, 2018 
In this weeks transactions, T-Mobile (through their Iowa Wireless subsidiary) continues to roll up the independent spectrum owners in Iowa.  AT&T is acquiring  700MHz C block spectrum in Kentucky and Virginia for their 700MHz (non-FirstNet) LTE.  First Communications is leasing back most of the LMDS (28-31GHz) spectrum that they sold to AT&T.  T-Mobile retains access to 850MHz of the the spectrum in Lima, Findley, Mansfield, Sandusky, and Ashtabula, OH.  Smith Bagley leases lower 700MHz spectrum from AT&T in their Arizona and New Mexico markets.  These leases are in rural areas outside of AT&T's current coverage.  This rural roaming strategy is similar to ATNI"s (Commnet) strategy in many western states.
Purpose Assignee Assignor Call Sign Partition Radio Service Market Channel Block
Assignment T-Mobile Comm 1 Wireless WQPV975 AWS1 REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment T-Mobile Communications 1 Network WPOL757 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Communications 1 Network WQYL866 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Communications 1 Network WQYL867 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Communications 1 Network WQZE721 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile CST Communications WPOK950 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile CST Communications WQYS937 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile CST Communications WQYS939 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Dixon Acquistion WPQY719 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Dixon Acquistion WQTH548 AWS1 REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment T-Mobile Kalona Cooperative WPQY715 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Kalona Cooperative WQQD981 AWS1 REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment AT&T Appalachian Wireless WPWV281 700MHz CMA450 - Kentucky 8 - Mason C
Assignment AT&T Appalachian Wireless WPWV285 Map 700MHz CMA681 - Virginia 1 - Lee C
Assignment AT&T Appalachian Wireless WPWV286 700MHz CMA706 - West Virginia 6 - Lincoln C
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM292 1150 MHz LMDS BTA444 - Toledo, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM293 300 MHz LMDS BTA255 - Lima, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM294 300 MHz LMDS BTA143 - Findlay-Tiffin, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM295 1150 MHz LMDS BTA084 - Cleveland-Akron, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM296 1150 MHz LMDS BTA065 - Canton-New Philadelphia, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM297 1150 MHz LMDS BTA484 - Youngstown-Warren, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM298 300 MHz LMDS BTA278 - Mansfield, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM299 300 MHz LMDS BTA403 - Sandusky, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM300 300 MHz LMDS BTA021 - Ashtabula, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM301 1150 MHz LMDS BTA081 - Cincinnati, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM302 1150 MHz LMDS BTA106 - Dayton-Springfield, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM303 1150 MHz LMDS BTA095 - Columbus, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM304 1150 MHz LMDS BTA487 - Zanesville-Cambridge, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM305 1150 MHz LMDS BTA080 - Chillicothe, OH A
New Lease First Communications T-Mobile WPLM306 1150 MHz LMDS BTA281 - Marion, OH A
New Lease T-Mobile Iowa Network Services KNLF922 PCS BTA105 - Davenport, IA-Moline, IL F
New Lease T-Mobile Iowa Network Services KNLG756 PCS BTA205 - Iowa City, IA F
New Lease T-Mobile Iowa Network Services KNLG757 PCS BTA070 - Cedar Rapids, IA F
New Lease Smith Bagley AT&T WPWV242 Map 700MHz CMA319 - Arizona 2 - Coconino C
New Lease Smith Bagley AT&T WPYZ890 Map 700MHz CMA320 - Arizona 3 - Navajo C
New Lease Smith Bagley AT&T WQJU577 Map 700MHz CMA322 - Arizona 5 - Gila B
New Lease Smith Bagley AT&T WQJU614 Map 700MHz CMA553 - New Mexico 1 - San Juan B

Spectrum Summary - March 9, 2018 March 16, 2018 00:00

FCC Assignment Transactions posted on March 7, 2018
The only assignment transactions for this week relate to an acquisition of cellular and PCS licenses by Alta Equity Partners in Boston. 
Purpose Assignee Assignor Call Sign Partition Radio Service Market Channel Block
Assignment Alta Communications Central Louisiana License Co KNKA813 Cellular CMA205 - Alexandria, LA A
Assignment Alta Communications Central Louisiana License Co KNKN478 Cellular CMA456 - Louisiana 3 - De Soto A
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co KNKN428 Cellular CMA662 - Texas 11 - Cherokee A
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co KNKQ250 Cellular CMA671 - Texas 20 - Wilson B
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co KNKR336 Cellular CMA661 - Texas 10 - Navarro A
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co WQBT333 PCS BTA034 - Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX E
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co WQBT334 PCS BTA419 - Shreveport, LA E
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co WQBT335 PCS BTA452 - Tyler, TX E
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co WQBT336 PCS BTA265 - Lufkin-Nacogdoches, TX E
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co WQBT337 PCS BTA260 - Longview-Marshall, TX E
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co WQBT347 PCS BTA034 - Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX F
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co WQBT348 PCS BTA034 - Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX C
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co WQBT360 PCS MTA014 - Houston B
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co WQFA879 PCS BTA452 - Tyler, TX C
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co WQIR792 PCS BTA101 - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX C
Assignment Alta Communications TX-10 Licensee Co WQIR793 PCS BTA459 - Waco, TX F

 


Spectrum Summary - March 2, 2018 March 09, 2018 13:44

In today's Spectrum Summary we want to highlight a couple of transactions.  
  • Verizon acquiring PCS spectrum from USCellular in 5 markets.  
  • T-Mobile is continuing to acquire permanent rights to the spectrum that Iowa Wireless has typically leased in Iowa.
  • AT&T receiving from USCellular 2 - 700MHz licenses in Iowa.
  • Sprint acquiring some of Flat Wireless' PCS spectrum in Texas and Arizona.
  • SpeedConnect (a 2.5GHz carrier) cancelling their leases in Mississippi, making them likely available for Sprint.
  • Sprint cancelling leases with Leaco Rural Telephone in Texas, Arizona, and California.  Leaco has been a Sprint regional partner.
  • Sprint receiving a new spectrum lease for 2.5GHz spectrum in Chicago.
Purpose Assignee Assignor Call Sign Partition Radio Service Market Channel Block
Assignment Verizon USCellular WQEE473 PCS BTA189 - Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC C
Assignment Verizon USCellular WPQL237 Map PCS MTA003 - Chicago B
Assignment Verizon USCellular WPTS929 PCS BTA085 - Cleveland, TN C
Assignment Verizon USCellular WQKQ521 Map PCS MTA046 - Wichita A
Assignment Verizon USCellular KNLG650 PCS BTA243 - La Salle-Peru-Ottawa-Streator, F
Assignment T-Mobile Cedar-Wapsie Communications WPOL803 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Cedar-Wapsie Communications WPOL804 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Cedar-Wapsie Communications WPUE308 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Cedar-Wapsie Communications WQDM395 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Cedar-Wapsie Communications WQTY759 AWS-1 REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment T-Mobile Cedar-Wapsie Communications WQYA436 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Cedar-Wapsie Communications WQYV243 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile CL Tel Wireless WPOM991 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile CL Tel Wireless WPOM994 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile CL Tel Wireless WQSL581 AWS-1 REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment T-Mobile CL Tel Wireless WQWC843 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile East Buchanan Telephone WPOL763 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile East Buchanan Telephone WQGG307 PCS BTA462 - Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA F
Assignment T-Mobile FMTC Wireless WPOM492 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile FMTC Wireless WPOM493 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile FMTC Wireless WQOJ629 AWS-1 REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment T-Mobile FMTC Wireless WQWC842 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile FWC Communications WPQY729 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile FWC Communications WPSF616 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile FWC Communications WQQE743 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile FWC Communications WQSL583 AWS-1 REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment T-Mobile Mill Valley Wireless WQQC904 AWS-1 REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment T-Mobile Mill Valley Wireless WQXP375 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Mill Valley Wireless WQYH932 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Rockwell Cooperative Telephone WPSF622 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Rockwell Cooperative Telephone WQEF513 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Rockwell Cooperative Telephone WQPP204 AWS-1 REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment T-Mobile Rockwell Cooperative Telephone WQXF498 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Rockwell Cooperative Telephone WQYX347 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Sharon Telephone WPQY732 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Sharon Telephone WPZU774 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Sharon Telephone WQBE920 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Sharon Telephone WQDT979 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Sharon Telephone WQQC905 AWS-1 REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment T-Mobile Winnebago Cooperative WPQY724 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Winnebago Cooperative WPQY725 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Winnebago Cooperative WPQY728 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Winnebago Cooperative WQOI347 AWS-1 REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment AT&T USCellular WQIZ570 700MHz CMA417 - Iowa 6 - Iowa B
Assignment AT&T USCellular WQIZ572 700MHz CMA424 - Iowa 13 - Mitchell B
Assignment Sprint Flat Wireless KNLG840 PCS BTA486 - Yuma, AZ E
Assignment Sprint Flat Wireless WQNE321 PCS MTA007 - Dallas-Fort Worth B
Lease Cancel Mississippi Ed Television SpeedConnect LLC WLX408 EBS P02488 - P35 GSA,34-17-26.4 N,89-42-24.3 W A1234
Lease Cancel Mississippi Ed Television SpeedConnect LLC WLX413 EBS P01026 - P35 GSA,34-19-24.4 N,88-42-39.2 W A1234
Lease Cancel Mississippi Ed Television SpeedConnect LLC WLX414 EBS P02490 - P35 GSA,33-33-7.4 N,89-17-10.2 W A1234
Lease Cancel Mississippi Ed Television SpeedConnect LLC WLX419 EBS P01029 - P35 GSA,30-45-14.7 N,88-56-44.1 W A1234
Lease Cancel Mississippi Ed Television SpeedConnect LLC WLX420 EBS P02888 - P35 GSA,32-16-53.5 N,90-17-41.3 W A1234
Lease Cancel Sprint Leaco Rural Telephone KNLH706 PCS BTA486 - Yuma, AZ D
Lease Cancel Sprint Leaco Rural Telephone KNLH754 PCS BTA013 - Amarillo, TX E
Lease Cancel Sprint Leaco Rural Telephone KNLH756 PCS BTA087 - Clovis, NM D
Lease Cancel Sprint Leaco Rural Telephone WPOJ764 PCS BTA124 - El Centro-Calexico, CA C
Lease Cancel Sprint Leaco Rural Telephone WQBG689 PCS BTA400 - San Angelo, TX F
Lease Cancel Sprint Leaco Rural Telephone WQJS666 PCS BTA057 - Brownwood, TX C
Lease New Sprint SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE WLX940 EBS P00362 - P35 GSA,41-36-17.1 N,87-37-16.2 W B1234