Spectrum Summary and Alerts

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - April 19, 2019 June 19, 2019 00:00

FCC Transactions from 4/17/2019
In this week's FCC Transactions, Ztark Spectrum is acquiring the BRS2 channel covering Albuquerque, NM from Business Music.  Sprint has filed to lease or sublease 4 EBS licenses.  They are leasing the BRS H3 channel in Miami-Dade County and the EBS D channels covering New Jersey and New York from Rutgers University.  Sprint will be subleasing the EBS A channels and G channels from Wisper Wireless covering St Cloud. MN.  The Rutgers lease increases the number of channels that Sprint leases from 2 to 4 channels.  All of the Wisper Wireless channels will be new to Sprint's network.  In addition, Sprint is subleasing their EBS A channels in Phoenix to Oceus Networks.  The last EBS spectrum transaction leases the EBS B channels (pre-transition) from Excellence in Education to Gallatin Wireless Internet.  These channels cover Billing, MT.  The remaining transactions are focused on the 700MHz guard band.  First, Lake Country Internet is leasing the 700MHz guard band channel in Mecklenburg, VA from Access 700.  Wisper ISP is also leasing the 700MHz guard band channel in three Illinois counties.
Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assignment Ztark Spectrum Business Music WLW898 Map BRS P01392 - P35 GSA,35-12-51.2 N,106-27-4.1 W BRS2
New Lease Sprint Miami-Dade County WEF376 Map BRS P01286 - P35 GSA,25-46-31.4 N,80-11-48.2 W H3
New Lease Gallatin Wireless Internet Excellence in Education Network WNC588 Map EBS P00516 - P35 GSA,45-46-3.8 N,108-27-29.5 W VID B1234
New Lease Lake Country Internet BPC Spectrum WPRR301 Map 700MHz GB MEA006 - Richmond A
New Lease Sprint Rutgers, The State Univ. of N.J WHR872 Map EBS P00933 - P35 GSA,40-31-29.4 N,74-25-51.5 W D1234
New Lease Wisper ISP Access 700 WPRR313 Map 700MHz GB MEA023 - Louisville-Lexington-Evansville A
New Lease Wisper ISP Access 700 WPRV434 Map 700MHz GB MEA030 - St. Louis A
New Sublease Sprint Wisper Wireless WLX303 Map EBS P00991 - P35 GSA,45-49-6.9 N,94-34-40 W G1234
New Sublease Sprint Wisper Wireless WND310 Map EBS P02306 - P35 GSA,45-45-5.9 N,94-48-31.1 W A1234
New Sublease Oceus Networks Sprint WND273 Map EBS P02590 - P35 GSA,32-49-27.2 N,111-42-11.5 W A1234

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - April 12, 2019 June 12, 2019 11:33

FCC Transactions from April 10, 2019
In this week's spectrum transactions, AT&T has filed to acquire 2 AWS-1 licenses in Michigan from Agri-Valley Communication (Thumb Wireless) and 1 - 700MHz license in Indiana from Ligtel Communications.  I believe the 700MHz acquisition continues AT&T's quest to fortify their non-FirstNet 700MHz spectrum for a low band 5G play.  AT&T has also filed to acquire a cellular license in Texas from TX-10 Licensee.  Sprint and C Spire have filed transactions for a spectrum exchange where Sprint receives PCS spectrum in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee while C Spire further concentrates its holdings in Mississippi.  Sprint has also filed to acquire 6 - BRS licenses in Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, and Illinois.  Sprint has recently filed leases on all of these licenses or they previously leased this spectrum.  USCellular continues to roll up their partner spectrum assets to the parent company by acquiring spectrum licenses from Barat Wireless and Carroll Wireless in Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Washington.  In addition, USCellular has filed to acquire 3 - 700MHz licenses in Iowa from Chat Mobility and 1- 700MHz license in Iowa from Grand River Communications.  Lake Country Internet continue to acquire leases for the 700MHz guard band channel in 1 Pennsylvania county and 10 Virginia counties.  Finally, Sprint is leasing parts of their PCS spectrum in Maine to Wireless Partners. Most of these leases are partial county leases.
Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assignment AT&T Agri-Valley Communications WQGL793 AWS-1 CMA478 - Michigan 7 - Newaygo A
Assignment AT&T Agri-Valley Communications WQGL808 AWS-1 CMA479 - Michigan 8 - Allegan A
Assignment AT&T Ligtel Communications WQIZ573 Map 700MHz CMA404 - Indiana 2 - Kosciusko B
Assignment AT&T TX-10 Licensee KNKQ250 Cell CMA671 - Texas 20 - Wilson B
Assignment C Spire Sprint WQJJ965 PCS BTA292 - Meridian, MS C
Assignment C Spire Sprint KNLF233 Map PCS MTA017 - New Orleans-Baton Rouge A
Assignment C Spire Sprint KNLF233 Map PCS MTA017 - New Orleans-Baton Rouge A
Assignment C Spire Sprint KNLF233 Map PCS MTA017 - New Orleans-Baton Rouge A
Assignment C Spire Sprint WPTK625 PCS BTA210 - Jackson, MS C
Assignment C Spire Sprint WPVC986 Map PCS MTA028 - Memphis-Jackson B
Assignment Sprint Baypoint TV WLW755 Map BRS P01377 - P35 GSA,37-8-32.2 N,88-39-1.2 W F1234
Assignment Sprint Libmot Communications WMX910 Map BRS P01493 - P35 GSA,37-8-32.2 N,88-39-1.2 W BRS1
Assignment Sprint Libmot Communications WMX910 Map BRS P01493 - P35 GSA,37-8-32.2 N,88-39-1.2 W BRS2
Assignment Sprint Paducah Wireless WNTH444 Map BRS P01596 - P35 GSA,37-8-32.2 N,88-39-1.2 W H123
Assignment Sprint Springfield M One WMX370 Map BRS P01488 - P35 GSA,37-11-40.2 N,92-56-4.6 W H123
Assignment Sprint Springfield One WMY460 Map BRS P00746 - P35 GSA,39-47-36.2 N,89-36-18.4 W H2
Assignment Great River Energy Access 700 WPRV429 Map 700MHz GB MEA021 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment USCellular BARAT WIRELESS WQGV761 AWS-1 CMA466 - Maine 4 - Washington A
Assignment Sprint C Spire WPOJ821 Map PCS BTA290 - Memphis, TN C
Assignment Michael Tracey GreenFly WQUZ509 PCS MTA001 - New York A
Assignment USCellular BARAT WIRELESS WQGV768 AWS-1 REA004 - Mississippi Valley E
Assignment USCellular BARAT WIRELESS WQVC280 AWS-1 REA004 - Mississippi Valley D
Assignment USCellular CARROLL WIRELESS WQVE586 AWS-1 BEA048 - Charleston, WV-KY-OH B
Assignment USCellular CARROLL WIRELESS WQVE588 AWS-1 BEA047 - Lexington, KY-TN-VA-WV B
Assignment USCellular BARAT WIRELESS WQGV755 AWS-1 CMA102 - Des Moines, IA A
Assignment USCellular BARAT WIRELESS WQGV764 AWS-1 BEA103 - Cedar Rapids, IA B
Assignment USCellular BARAT WIRELESS WQGV765 AWS-1 BEA104 - Madison, WI-IA-IL B
Assignment USCellular Grand River Communications WPWV307 700MHz CMA413 - Iowa 2 - Union C
Assignment USCellular Chat Mobility WPWV306 700MHz CMA412 - Iowa 1 - Mills C
Assignment USCellular Chat Mobility WQFA497 700MHz CMA412 - Iowa 1 - Mills C
Assignment USCellular Chat Mobility WQFA882 700MHz CMA412 - Iowa 1 - Mills C
Assignment USCellular Southern Iowa 700 WQFA498 700MHz CMA413 - Iowa 2 - Union C
Assignment USCellular BARAT WIRELESS WQYB219 AWS-3 EA099 - Kansas City, MO-KS I
Assignment USCellular BARAT WIRELESS WQYB218 AWS-3 EA018 - Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC-VA I
Assignment USCellular BARAT WIRELESS WQYB220 AWS-3 EA019 - Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC I
Assignment USCellular BARAT WIRELESS WQYB221 AWS-3 EA022 - Fayetteville, NC I
Assignment USCellular BARAT WIRELESS WQGV753 AWS-1 CMA057 - Tulsa, OK A
Assignment USCellular CARROLL WIRELESS WQVE592 AWS-1 BEA170 - Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA C
New Lease Clarity Connect BPC Spectrum WPRR299 Map 700MHz GB MEA002 - New York City A
New Lease CommNet Cellular Verizon WQMJ230 AWS-1 CMA677 - Utah 5 - Carbon A
New Lease Lake Country Internet BPC Spectrum WPRR300 Map 700MHz GB MEA004 - Philadelphia A
New Lease Lake Country Internet BPC Spectrum WPRR301 Map 700MHz GB MEA006 - Richmond A
New Lease Lake Country Internet BPC Spectrum WPRR301 Map 700MHz GB MEA006 - Richmond A
New Lease Lake Country Internet BPC Spectrum WPRR301 Map 700MHz GB MEA006 - Richmond A
New Lease Lake Country Internet BPC Spectrum WPRR301 Map 700MHz GB MEA006 - Richmond A
New Lease Lake Country Internet BPC Spectrum WPRR301 Map 700MHz GB MEA006 - Richmond A
New Lease Lake Country Internet BPC Spectrum WPRR301 Map 700MHz GB MEA006 - Richmond A
New Lease Lake Country Internet BPC Spectrum WPRR301 Map 700MHz GB MEA006 - Richmond A
New Lease Lake Country Internet BPC Spectrum WPRR301 Map 700MHz GB MEA006 - Richmond A
New Lease Lake Country Internet BPC Spectrum WPRR301 Map 700MHz GB MEA006 - Richmond A
New Lease Lake Country Internet BPC Spectrum WPRR301 Map 700MHz GB MEA006 - Richmond A
New Lease Starcom, Inc. Iowa Lakes Community College WHF247 Map EBS P02401 - P35 GSA,43-9-52.9 N,95-19-30 W A1234
New Lease Wireless Partners Sprint KNLF217 Map PCS MTA008 - Boston-Providence B
New Lease Wireless Partners Sprint KNLF217 Map PCS MTA008 - Boston-Providence B
New Lease Wireless Partners Sprint KNLF217 Map PCS MTA008 - Boston-Providence B
New Lease Wireless Partners Sprint KNLF217 Map PCS MTA008 - Boston-Providence B
New Lease Wireless Partners Sprint KNLF217 Map PCS MTA008 - Boston-Providence B

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - April 5, 2019 June 5, 2019 00:00

 

FCC Transactions - April 3, 2019
In this week's FCC Transactions USCellular has filed to take complete control of a AWS-1 license controlled by their partner Carroll Wireless in Oregon.  This transaction will not change the control indicated by our spectrum data and tools.  Northern Arizona University Foundation has filed to acquire two Philadelphia EBS call signs from WHYY.  Northern Arizona University Foundation has typically leased their spectrum to Sprint.  Sprint has initiated 8 new EBS and BRS leases from a variety of spectrum holders.  The Libmot license area includes Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri.  The remaining leases cover Kentucky, Washington, Missouri, Alabama, and Pennsylvania. All of these leases are updated leases that Sprint previously controlled.   MitoTec has filed a new lease for the 700MHz guard band in 8 Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas counties.  Pacific Wireless Communications is leasing the 700MHz guard band for Hawaii, HI.  Next, RS Access has initiated new leases on 59 MVDDS call signs.  The MVDDS callsigns provide 500MHz of downlink spectrum in the 12.2GHz band.  The last transaction provides a new lease from BPC Spectrum to USAi.net for one New Hampshire county.
Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assignment USCellular CARROLL WIRELESS WQVE591 AWS-1 REA006 - West D
Assignment The Northern Arizona University Foundation, Inc. WHYY WLX571 Map EBS P01757 - P35 GSA,39-44-38.4 N,75-32-58.7 W B1234
Assignment The Northern Arizona University Foundation, Inc. WHYY WLX823 Map EBS P01119 - P35 GSA,40-2-21.4 N,75-14-11.6 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Libmot Communications Partnership WMX910 Map BRS P01493 - P35 GSA,37-8-32.2 N,88-39-1.2 W BRS1/BRS2
New Lease Sprint Paducah Wireless WNTH444 Map BRS P01596 - P35 GSA,37-8-32.2 N,88-39-1.2 W H123
New Lease Sprint PASCO SCHOOL DISTRICT WND264 Map EBS P02302 - P35 GSA,46-6-11.5 N,119-7-49 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Springfield M One Partnership WMX370 Map BRS P01488 - P35 GSA,37-11-40.2 N,92-56-4.6 W H123
New Lease Sprint Bridge The Divide Foundation WND322 Map EBS P03218 - P35 GSA,32-45-30.5 N,85-28-20.8 W C1234
New Lease Sprint Bridge The Divide Foundation WND323 Map EBS P02307 - P35 GSA,32-45-30.5 N,85-28-20.8 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Bridge The Divide Foundation WND324 Map EBS P00662 - P35 GSA,32-45-30.5 N,85-28-20.8 W G1234
New Lease Sprint PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL TELEVISION WLX822 Map EBS P02135 - P35 GSA,40-2-21.4 N,75-14-11.6 W C12
New Lease MitoTec Access 700 WPRV440 Map 700MHz GB MEA039 - El Paso-Albuquerque A
New Lease Pacific Wireless Communications BPC Spectrum WPRR325 Map 700MHz GB MEA048 - Hawaii A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR560 MVDDS MVD046 - Greensboro-H.Point-W.Salem A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR562 MVDDS MVD051 - Jacksonville, Brunswick A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR563 MVDDS MVD054 - Austin A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR564 MVDDS MVD061 - Charleston-Huntington A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR565 MVDDS MVD064 - Flint-Saginaw-Bay City A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR566 MVDDS MVD066 - Wichita-Hutchinson Plus A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR567 MVDDS MVD074 - Tucson (Sierra Vista) A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR568 MVDDS MVD078 - Omaha A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR569 MVDDS MVD087 - South Bend-Elkhart A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR570 MVDDS MVD089 - Jackson, MS A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR571 MVDDS MVD090 - Tri-Cities, TN-VA A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR572 MVDDS MVD092 - Davenport-R.Island-Moline A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR573 MVDDS MVD093 - Waco-Temple-Bryan A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR574 MVDDS MVD095 - Baton Rouge A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR575 MVDDS MVD097 - Harlingen-Wslco-Brnsvl-McA A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR576 MVDDS MVD098 - Savannah A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR577 MVDDS MVD099 - Evansville A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR578 MVDDS MVD101 - El Paso A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR579 MVDDS MVD105 - Charleston, SC A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR580 MVDDS MVD106 - Springfield-Holyoke A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR581 MVDDS MVD107 - Tallahassee-Thomasville A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR582 MVDDS MVD108 - Ft. Smith-Fay-Sprngdl-Rgrs A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR583 MVDDS MVD109 - Tyler-Longview(Lfkn&Ncgd) A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR584 MVDDS MVD110 - Florence-Myrtle Beach A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR585 MVDDS MVD111 - Lansing A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR586 MVDDS MVD113 - Traverse City-Cadillac A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR587 MVDDS MVD115 - Augusta A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR588 MVDDS MVD116 - Montgomery (Selma) A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR589 MVDDS MVD122 - Macon A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR590 MVDDS MVD125 - Lafayette, LA A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR591 MVDDS MVD126 - Columbus, GA A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR592 MVDDS MVD128 - Corpus Christi A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR593 MVDDS MVD131 - Columbus-Tupelo-West Point A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR594 MVDDS MVD133 - Monroe-El Dorado A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR595 MVDDS MVD134 - Wausau-Rhinelander A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR596 MVDDS MVD135 - Rockford A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR597 MVDDS MVD137 - Beaumont-Port Arthur A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR598 MVDDS MVD138 - Topeka A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR599 MVDDS MVD139 - Columbia-Jefferson City A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR600 MVDDS MVD143 - Erie A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR601 MVDDS MVD144 - Wilmington A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR602 MVDDS MVD145 - Joplin-Pittsburg A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR603 MVDDS MVD146 - Terre Haute A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR604 MVDDS MVD148 - Albany, GA A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR605 MVDDS MVD151 - Salisbury A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR606 MVDDS MVD154 - Binghamton A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR607 MVDDS MVD157 - Biloxi-Gulfport A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR608 MVDDS MVD159 - Panama City A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR609 MVDDS MVD162 - Gainesville A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR610 MVDDS MVD166 - Clarksburg-Weston A
New Lease RS Access MDS Operations WQAR611 MVDDS MVD168 - Hattiesburg-Laurel A

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - March 29, 2019 May 29, 2019 00:00

FCC Transactions from March 27, 2019
In this weeks FCC Transactions, USCellular is acquiring a single county of an AWS-1 license in Washington state from their partner, Carroll Wireless.  Because we consider Carroll Wireless' assets to be under USCellular's control, the control of this spectrum won't appear to change hands in our tools.  Beamspeed is leasing four channels of an EBS license near Yuma, AZ.  This license was not previously leased.  Sprint has filed 4 new EBS lease applications.  These licenses cover channels in Central Texas, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Georgia.  None of the licenses appear to have been previously leased.  The next application involves Cordova Wireless leasing AT&T's 700MHz spectrum in two Alaskan counties.  The last application has Wisper ISP leasing 4 channels of an EBS license in Southern Illinois.
Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assignment USCellular Carroll Wireless WQVE591 Map AWS-1 REA006 - West D
New Lease Beamspeed Shekinah Network WLX919 Map EBS P00356 - P35 GSA,32-40-24.2 N,114-20-15.8 W A1234
New Lease Sprint Hico Independent School WLX703 Map EBS P01762 - P35 GSA,31-47-57.5 N,98-8-13.1 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Rockne Educational Television WQCI578 Map EBS P03761 - P35 GSA,43-26-15.3 N,72-27-7.3 W G1234
New Lease Sprint The Learning Paradigm WLX583 Map EBS P03389 - P35 GSA,43-26-15.3 N,72-27-7.3 W A1234
New Lease Cordova Wireless AT&T Mobility Spectrum LLC WQIZ597 Map 700MHz CMA316 - Alaska 2 - Bethel B
New Lease Cordova Wireless AT&T Mobility Spectrum LLC WQIZ598 Map 700MHz CMA317 - Alaska 3 - Haines B
New Lease Sprint Crawford Cty Comprehen's High School WLX615 Map EBS P00281 - P35 GSA,32-25-21.5 N,84-23-18.7 W G1234
New Lease Wisper ISP Red Hill Community School WLX555 Map EBS P01754 - P35 GSA,38-51-9.2 N,88-7-6.1 W A1234

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - March 22, 2019 May 22, 2019 00:00

FCC Transactions from March 20, 2019
In this week's FCC transactions Horry Telephone filed to acquire three 600MHz licenses in North and South Carolina from Farmers Telephone.  USCellular also filed to acquire three AWS-1 licenses in Maine and Tennessee from their Barat Wireless and Carroll Wireless partners.  All of Barat and Carroll Wireless' licenses are already reflected as USCellular controlled in our databases so this transaction will only be changing the licensee name, not the control.  The final set of transactions, provide W.A.T.C.H. TV with leased access to the 700MHz guard band in 7 Indiana counties.  W.A.T.C.H. TV stated in their application that they will use this 1x1MHz channel to provide rural internet service.  W.A.T.C.H. TV previously offered wireless cable television service and broadband services to parts of Ohio and Indiana with EBS/BRS channels that were not transitioned to the new bandplan.  Many of the channels they were using for wireless cable have transitioned to Sprint control over the last year.

 

Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assignment Horry Telephone Farmers Telephone WRAM734 600 MHz PEA239 - Kannapolis, NC G
Assignment Horry Telephone Farmers Telephone WRAM737 600 MHz PEA154 - Myrtle Beach, SC G
Assignment Horry Telephone Farmers Telephone WRAM738 600 MHz PEA154 - Myrtle Beach, SC F
Assignment US Cellular BARAT WIRELESS WQGV759 AWS-1 CMA224 - Bangor, ME A
Assignment US Cellular BARAT WIRELESS WQGV760 AWS-1 CMA279 - Lewiston-Auburn, ME A
Assignment US Cellular CARROLL WIRELESS WQVE584 AWS-1 REA004 - Mississippi Valley D
New Lease W.A.T.C.H. TV BPC Spectrum WPRR311 Map 700MHz GB MEA019 - Indianapolis A
New Lease W.A.T.C.H. TV BPC Spectrum WPRR311 Map 700MHz GB MEA019 - Indianapolis A
New Lease W.A.T.C.H. TV BPC Spectrum WPRR311 Map 700MHz GB MEA019 - Indianapolis A
New Lease W.A.T.C.H. TV BPC Spectrum WPRR311 Map 700MHz GB MEA019 - Indianapolis A
New Lease W.A.T.C.H. TV BPC Spectrum WPRR311 Map 700MHz GB MEA019 - Indianapolis A

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - March 15, 2019 May 15, 2019 09:58

FCC Transactions from March 13, 2019
In this week's FCC Transactions, Sprint initiated new leases for two callsigns (8 channels) in central Missouri.  Both of these leases are new to Sprint, taking them away from ComSpec Broadband.  In addition, ATN International filed to lease 1 full county and 1 partial county in Colorado from AT&T.  This is an expansion of AT&T and ATNI's partnership to allow the rural operator access to AT&T's spectrum in rural markets.  The last transaction assigns 1 - 700MHz guard band license from Dominion 700 to BPC Spectrum.

Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
New Lease Sprint Columbia College WNC411 Map EBS P00781 - P35 GSA,38-46-29.1 N,92-33-22.7 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Southern Boone County R-1 School WNC406 Map EBS P02204 - P35 GSA,38-46-29.1 N,92-33-22.7 W G1234
New Lease ATN International AT&T KNLF802 Map PCS BTA110 - Denver, CO C
New Lease ATN International AT&T WQZZ799 Map PCS MTA022 - Denver A
New Lease ATN International AT&T WQZZ799 Map PCS MTA022 - Denver A
New Lease ATN International AT&T WQZZ799 Map PCS MTA022 - Denver A
New Lease ATN International AT&T WQZZ799 Map PCS MTA022 - Denver A
Assignment BPC Spectrum Dominion 700 WPRR329 700MHz GB MEA005 - Washington A

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - March 8, 2019 May 8, 2019 00:00

FCC Spectrum Transactions from March 6, 2019
In this week's FCC transactions, AT&T has filed to acquire 6 - PCS licenses, 14 - 700MHz licenses, and 9 - AWS-1 licenses from C Spire.  These licenses cover the following states; Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and Arkansas.  This transaction seems to indicate that AT&T wants to increase its lower 700MHz channel size (for 5G) and C Spire seem to be withdrawing to their core markets.  The remaining transactions for this week involve Sprint submitting new leases for spectrum they already controlled in Nebraska, Iowa, and Florida.
Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assignment AT&T C Spire KNLG304 PCS BTA154 - Ft. Walton Beach, FL D
Assignment AT&T C Spire KNLG334 PCS BTA343 - Pensacola, FL D
Assignment AT&T C Spire KNLG350 PCS BTA450 - Tuscaloosa, AL D
Assignment AT&T C Spire KNLH363 PCS BTA219 - Jonesboro-Paragould, AR F
Assignment AT&T C Spire WPWV535 Map 700MHz CMA493 - Mississippi 1 - Tunica C
Assignment AT&T C Spire WPWV536 Map 700MHz CMA494 - Mississippi 2 - Benton C
Assignment AT&T C Spire WPZL273 700MHz CMA249 - Anniston, AL C
Assignment AT&T C Spire WPZL274 700MHz CMA272 - Gadsden, AL C
Assignment AT&T C Spire WPZL285 700MHz CMA226 - Florence, AL C
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQBQ612 700MHz CMA265 - Fort Walton Beach, FL C
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQBQ625 700MHz CMA368 - Florida 9 - Calhoun C
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQGA688 AWS-1 CMA127 - Pensacola, FL A
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQGA691 AWS-1 CMA265 - Fort Walton Beach, FL A
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQGA692 AWS-1 CMA369 - Florida 10 - Walton A
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQGA695 AWS-1 BEA074 - Huntsville, AL-TN C
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQGA696 AWS-1 BEA077 - Jackson, MS-AL-LA C
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQGA697 AWS-1 BEA078 - Birmingham, AL C
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQIZ428 Map 700MHz BEA073 - Memphis, TN-AR-MS-KY A
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQIZ435 700MHz BEA080 - Mobile, AL A
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQIZ440 700MHz CMA265 - Fort Walton Beach, FL B
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQIZ442 700MHz CMA283 - Panama City, FL B
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQIZ444 700MHz CMA369 - Florida 10 - Walton B
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQIZ446 700MHz CMA648 - Tennessee 6 - Giles B
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQJU575 700MHz CMA312 - Alabama 6 - Washington B
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQPX712 AWS-1 REA004 - Mississippi Valley D
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQPX715 PCS BTA343 - Pensacola, FL C
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQPX716 PCS BTA154 - Ft. Walton Beach, FL C
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQVB856 AWS-1 REA004 - Mississippi Valley F
Assignment AT&T C Spire WQVB857 AWS-1 REA002 - Southeast F
New Lease Sprint SCOLA WND555 Map EBS P02080 - P35 GSA,41-4-15 N,96-13-31.1 W B1234
New Lease Sprint OKALOOSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS WLX837 Map EBS P01121 - P35 GSA,30-27-3.7 N,86-34-16.8 W C1234
New Lease Sprint The School Board of Okaloosa County, FL WLX834 Map EBS P01120 - P35 GSA,30-27-3.7 N,86-34-16.8 W B1234
New Lease Sprint Bay Communications Foundation WNC200 Map EBS P02544 - P35 GSA,30-19-43.7 N,85-41-24.7 W C1234

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - March 1, 2019 May 1, 2019 00:00

FCC Transactions - February 27, 2019
In this week's FCC transactions, Verizon has filed to acquire 1 PCS and 4 AWS-1 licenses from Grain Spectrum covering Indiana and Ohio.  Verizon was previously leasing these spectrum blocks from Grain.  In addition, Verizon is acquiring an AWS-1 license in Indiana from Southeastern Indiana Rural Telephone.  T-Mobile has filed to acquire the 700MHz - A block license in Darrington County, SC.  AT&T continued their plans to lease rural blocks of their spectrum to rural operators.  AT&T leased additional blocks of their PCS spectrum to ATNI in Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico.  AT&T leased blocks of their PCS, 700MHz, and Cellular spectrum to Wireless Partners in New Hampshire and Maine.  Finally, Sprint initiated a new lease for Johnson & Wales University's EBS spectrum covering Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts. 

 

Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assignment Verizon Grain Spectrum WPOI243 PCS MTA018 - Cincinnati-Dayton A
Assignment Verizon Grain Spectrum WQGB242 AWS-1 CMA023 - Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN A
Assignment Verizon Grain Spectrum WQGB245 AWS-1 CMA145 - Hamilton-Middletown, OH A
Assignment Verizon Grain Spectrum WQGB248 AWS-1 CMA588 - Ohio 4 - Mercer A
Assignment Verizon Grain Spectrum WQGB249 AWS-1 CMA592 - Ohio 8 - Clinton A
Assignment Verizon Southeastern Indiana Rural Telephone WQGD776 AWS-1 CMA411 - Indiana 9 - Decatur A
Assignment T-Mobile Horry Telephone Cooperative WQIZ561 Map 700MHz BEA025 - Wilmington, NC-SC A
New Lease ATNI AT&T WPOK572 Map PCS BTA008 - Albuquerque, NM C
New Lease ATNI AT&T WPRT965 Map PCS BTA347 - Phoenix, AZ C
New Lease ATNI AT&T WPZY675 Map PCS BTA128 - El Paso, TX C
New Lease ATNI AT&T WQDI526 Map PCS BTA244 - Las Cruces, NM C
New Lease Sprint Johnson & Wales University WND547 Map EBS P02089 - P35 GSA,41-52-14.4 N,71-17-43.2 W C1234
New Lease Wireless Partners AT&T KNKN832 Cellular CMA679 - Vermont 1 - Franklin A
New Lease Wireless Partners AT&T KNLF216 Map PCS MTA008 - Boston-Providence A
New Lease Wireless Partners AT&T WPYZ910 Map 700MHz CMA548 - New Hampshire 1 - Coos C
New Lease Wireless Partners AT&T WPYZ910 Map 700MHz CMA548 - New Hampshire 1 - Coos C
New Lease Wireless Partners AT&T WPZA251 Map 700MHz CMA466 - Maine 4 - Washington C
New Lease Wireless Partners AT&T WPZA251 Map 700MHz CMA466 - Maine 4 - Washington C
New Lease Wireless Partners AT&T WPZA251 Map 700MHz CMA466 - Maine 4 - Washington C
New Lease Wireless Partners AT&T KNLF216 Map PCS MTA008 - Boston-Providence A

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - February 22, 2019 April 22, 2019 00:00

FCC Transactions - February 21, 2019
In this week's filed FCC transactions Verizon is acquiring a PCS license in New York from Delaware PCS.  CATTCOMM is leasing the 700 MHz - GB from BPC Spectrum in Yakima County, WA.  In the last transaction,  Sprint is leasing an EBS licenses from Missouri Western State that covers north of Kansas City.  Sprint currently leases this spectrum so the new lease must include new terms.

Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assgnment Verizon Delaware PCS Limited Partnership KNLF910 PCS BTA333 - Oneonta, NY F
New Lease CATTCOMM BPC Spectrum WPRR323 Map 700 MHz GB MEA046 - Seattle A
New Lease Sprint Missouri Western State University WLX668 Map EBS P02856 - P35 GSA,39-44-19 N,94-45-9.9 W A1234

Weekly Spectrum Transactions Summary - February 15, 2019 April 15, 2019 11:56

FCC Spectrum Transactions from February 13, 2019
In this week's FCC spectrum transactions, Verizon filed to acquire 21 Cellular, PCS, AWS-1 and AWS-3 licenses from Cable & Cellular Communications in Montana.  Cable & Cellular was a primary provider for Verizon's roaming services in rural Montana.  Verizon also filed to acquire 16 PCS and AWS-1 call signs in Iowa.  I believe this is a response to strengthen their network presence in Iowa on the heals of T-Mobile purchasing Iowa Wireless.  Verizon also is acquiring full ownership of 7 call signs in Texas and Oklahoma from their majority owned partnership.  MDS Capital (Michael Dell) filed to acquire 60 MVDDS licenses from MDS Operations.  These are 12.2 GHz licenses that are primarily owned nationwide by Dish.  Each of these licenses provide 500 MHz of downlink bandwidth.  This spectrum is still being considered for 5G deployment. Finally, Sprint submitted new lease for 9 call signs in Arkansas, Missouri, Florida, Georgia, and California.  Sprint previously controlled all of these call signs with leases, but the new leases likely are just changing the lease agreement terms.

Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications KNKR289 Cell CMA525 - Montana 3 - Phillips B
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WPZP786 Cell CMA525 - Montana 3 - Phillips B
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WQJA271 AWS-1 CMA525 - Montana 3 - Phillips A
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WRCR208 AWS-3 CMA525 - Montana 3 - Phillips G
Assignment Verizon Alliance Communications Cooperative WQKD787 AWS-1 CMA427 - Iowa 16 - Lyon A
Assignment Verizon Chester Telephone Company WQXW409 AWS-3 CMA627 - South Carolina 3 - Cherokee G
Assignment Verizon CL Tel Wireless WQND994 PCS BTA285 - Mason City, IA C
Assignment Verizon CL Tel Wireless WQNR444 AWS-1 CMA425 - Iowa 14 - Kossuth A
Assignment Verizon CL Tel Wireless WQOQ833 AWS-1 CMA425 - Iowa 14 - Kossuth A
Assignment Verizon Comm 1 Wireless WQKD786 AWS-1 CMA425 - Iowa 14 - Kossuth A
Assignment Verizon Verizon Partnership KNKA258 Cell CMA081 - El Paso, TX B
Assignment Verizon Verizon Partnership KNKA544 Cell CMA287 - Bryan-College Station, TX B
Assignment Verizon Verizon Partnership KNLF214 PCS MTA007 - Dallas-Fort Worth A
Assignment Verizon Verizon Partnership WQGD506 AWS-1 CMA233 - Wichita Falls, TX A
Assignment Verizon Verizon Partnership WQLG579 AWS-1 BEA125 - Oklahoma City, OK C
Assignment Verizon Verizon Partnership WQYV624 PCS MTA014 - Houston B
Assignment Verizon Verizon Partnership WQYV628 PCS MTA014 - Houston B
Assignment Verizon Dumont Wireless WQKD781 AWS-1 CMA425 - Iowa 14 - Kossuth A
Assignment Verizon FMTC Wireless WQGV743 AWS-1 CMA425 - Iowa 14 - Kossuth A
Assignment Verizon FMTC Wireless WQND992 PCS BTA285 - Mason City, IA C
Assignment Verizon FMTC Wireless WQVW282 AWS-1 BEA106 - Rochester, MN-IA-WI C
Assignment Verizon FWC Communications KNLF436 PCS BTA285 - Mason City, IA C
Assignment Verizon FWC Communications WQLG447 AWS-1 CMA425 - Iowa 14 - Kossuth A
Assignment Verizon Mutual Telephone Company WQGB387 AWS-1 CMA427 - Iowa 16 - Lyon A
Assignment Verizon Rockwell Cooperative Telephone WQKD783 AWS-1 CMA425 - Iowa 14 - Kossuth A
Assignment Verizon WCTA Wireless WQLD570 AWS-1 CMA425 - Iowa 14 - Kossuth A
Assignment Verizon WCTA Wireless WQND993 PCS BTA285 - Mason City, IA C
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications KNKR290 Cell CMA526 - Montana 4 - Daniels B
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications KNKR293 Cell CMA532 - Montana 10 - Prairie B
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WPON362 PCS BTA041 - Billings, MT F
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WPSD973 Cell CMA532 - Montana 10 - Prairie B
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WPTV839 Cell CMA532 - Montana 10 - Prairie B
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WPVK992 Cell CMA532 - Montana 10 - Prairie B
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WPYN243 PCS BTA041 - Billings, MT F
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WPZQ261 Cell CMA526 - Montana 4 - Daniels B
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WPZU775 PCS BTA171 - Great Falls, MT F
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WQGT857 AWS-1 CMA532 - Montana 10 - Prairie A
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WQJA272 AWS-1 CMA526 - Montana 4 - Daniels A
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WQJA273 AWS-1 CMA529 - Montana 7 - Fergus A
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WQJA274 AWS-1 CMA531 - Montana 9 - Carbon A
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WQVP465 AWS-3 CMA532 - Montana 10 - Prairie G
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WRCR207 AWS-3 CMA529 - Montana 7 - Fergus G
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WRCR209 AWS-3 CMA526 - Montana 4 - Daniels G
Assignment Verizon Cable & Cellular Communications WRCR210 AWS-3 CMA531 - Montana 9 - Carbon G
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR560 MVD MVD046 - Greensboro-H.Point-W.Salem A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR561 MVD MVD049 - Albuquerque-Santa Fe A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR562 MVD MVD051 - Jacksonville, Brunswick A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR563 MVD MVD054 - Austin A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR564 MVD MVD061 - Charleston-Huntington A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR565 MVD MVD064 - Flint-Saginaw-Bay City A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR566 MVD MVD066 - Wichita-Hutchinson Plus A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR567 MVD MVD074 - Tucson (Sierra Vista) A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR568 MVD MVD078 - Omaha A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR569 MVD MVD087 - South Bend-Elkhart A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR570 MVD MVD089 - Jackson, MS A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR571 MVD MVD090 - Tri-Cities, TN-VA A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR572 MVD MVD092 - Davenport-R.Island-Moline A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR573 MVD MVD093 - Waco-Temple-Bryan A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR574 MVD MVD095 - Baton Rouge A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR575 MVD MVD097 - Harlingen-Wslco-Brnsvl-McA A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR576 MVD MVD098 - Savannah A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR577 MVD MVD099 - Evansville A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR578 MVD MVD101 - El Paso A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR579 MVD MVD105 - Charleston, SC A
Assignment MSD Capital MDS Operations WQAR580 MVD MVD106 - Springfield-Holyoke A

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - February 8, 2019 April 8, 2019 11:52

FCC Transactions from February 6, 2019
In this week's FCC spectrum transactions, Sprint is acquiring two call signs licensed in Iowa.  These call signs are new to Sprint and were previously used for a wireless cable service.  Sprint is able to purchase the EBS call sign because the call sign was previously licensed for commercial operations.  In addition, Sprint has filed new leases for 3 Arkansas licenses.  Each of these licenses was previously controlled by Wisper.ISP.  The last transactions include4 new leases of AT&T's 700MHz spectrum in Wisconsin by Michigan Wireless.  All of these leases are partial county leases.
Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assignment Sprint Des Moines F MPSG Partnership WMX676 Map EBS P00701 - P35 GSA,41-41-59 N,93-51-36.8 W D1234
Assignment Sprint Des Moines One Partnership WMX355 Map BRS P01945 - P35 GSA,41-35-13 N,93-37-34.8 W H123
New Lease Sprint Carl Albert State College (Poteau Campus) WNC388 Map EBS P01150 - P35 GSA,35-26-51.3 N,94-21-54.8 W B1234
New Lease Sprint Carl Albert State College (Sallisaw Campus) WNC383 Map EBS P02550 - P35 GSA,35-26-51.3 N,94-21-54.8 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Seventh Day Adventist School WNC211 Map EBS P02168 - P35 GSA,35-12-18.3 N,87-19-39.1 W C1234
New Lease Michigan Wireless, LLC AT&T WPWU957 Map 700MHz CMA714 - Wisconsin 7 - Wood C
New Lease Michigan Wireless, LLC AT&T WPWV451 Map 700MHz CMA715 - Wisconsin 8 - Vernon C
New Lease Michigan Wireless, LLC AT&T WPWV452 Map 700MHz CMA716 - Wisconsin 9 - Columbia C
New Lease Michigan Wireless, LLC AT&T WQJU649 Map 700MHz CMA716 - Wisconsin 9 - Columbia B

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - February 1, 2019 April 1, 2019 11:51

FCC Transactions from January 30, 2019
With the reopening of the FCC this week, we saw our first transactions since the first week of January.  In this week's transactions Docomo Pacific is acquiring all of the BRS channels (13 channels) in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.  I would expect that they would launch a Sprint compatible network, if One Planet has not already launched a Band 41 LTE network.  The next block of new leases relate to the leasing of the Archdiocese of New York's non-video channels by Nextwave Spectrum.  Nextwave continues to hold important spectrum in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles that Sprint would greatly desire.  Nextwave continues to control this spectrum because most of the EBS spectrum leases include rights of first refusal (ROFR) which allow the current lessee meet the higher offered price and continue to lease the spectrum.  The last transaction is a new lease between Sprint and Tulane University.  This is another recent lease that Sprint is taking over from Spectrum Holdings.
 
Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assignment Docomo Pacific One Planet Wireless WQMK413 BRS BTA490 - Guam All
Assignment Docomo Pacific One Planet Wireless WQMK414 BRS BTA493 - Northern Mariana Islands All
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS81 Map EBS P00052 - P35 GSA,40-44-54.4 N,73-59-8.5 W EBSA1
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS81 Map EBS P00052 - P35 GSA,40-44-54.4 N,73-59-8.5 W EBSA2
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS81 Map EBS P00052 - P35 GSA,40-44-54.4 N,73-59-8.5 W EBSA3
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS82 Map EBS P02022 - P35 GSA,40-35-51.4 N,74-6-51.5 W BRSE1
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS82 Map EBS P02022 - P35 GSA,40-35-51.4 N,74-6-51.5 W BRSE2
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS82 Map EBS P02022 - P35 GSA,40-35-51.4 N,74-6-51.5 W BRSE3
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS83 Map EBS P00053 - P35 GSA,40-55-54.4 N,73-51-45.5 W BRSE1
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS83 Map EBS P00053 - P35 GSA,40-55-54.4 N,73-51-45.5 W BRSE2
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS83 Map EBS P00053 - P35 GSA,40-55-54.4 N,73-51-45.5 W BRSE3
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS84 Map EBS P00054 - P35 GSA,41-12-15.3 N,74-2-47.5 W EBSA1
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS84 Map EBS P00054 - P35 GSA,41-12-15.3 N,74-2-47.5 W EBSA2
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS84 Map EBS P00054 - P35 GSA,41-12-15.3 N,74-2-47.5 W EBSA3
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS85 Map EBS P02023 - P35 GSA,41-29-19.3 N,73-56-50.5 W BRSE1
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS85 Map EBS P02023 - P35 GSA,41-29-19.3 N,73-56-50.5 W BRSE2
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS85 Map EBS P02023 - P35 GSA,41-29-19.3 N,73-56-50.5 W BRSE3
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS86 Map EBS P02987 - P35 GSA,41-54-2.3 N,73-56-37.5 W EBSA1
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS86 Map EBS P02987 - P35 GSA,41-54-2.3 N,73-56-37.5 W EBSA2
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRS86 Map EBS P02987 - P35 GSA,41-54-2.3 N,73-56-37.5 W EBSA3
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRW67 Map EBS P00055 - P35 GSA,41-48-17.3 N,74-47-5.6 W EBSA1
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRW67 Map EBS P00055 - P35 GSA,41-48-17.3 N,74-47-5.6 W EBSA2
New Lease Nextwave Spectrum Archdiocese of New York KRW67 Map EBS P00055 - P35 GSA,41-48-17.3 N,74-47-5.6 W EBSA3
New Lease Sprint TULANE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA WND218 Map EBS P02296 - P35 GSA,29-10-59.9 N,82-2-14.3 W D1234

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - January 25, 2019 March 25, 2019 11:48

FCC Transactions - January 23, 2019
Due to the government shutdown, the FCC is not processing applications so there were no transactions available this week.

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - January 18, 2019 January 18, 2019 00:00

FCC Transactions - January 16, 2019
Due to the government shutdown, the FCC is not processing applications so there were no transactions available this week.

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - January 11, 2019 January 11, 2019 11:45

FCC Transactions - January 9, 2019

Due to the government shutdown, the FCC is not processing applications so there were no transactions available this week.

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - January 4, 2019 January 4, 2019 00:00

FCC Transactions from January 2, 2019
In this week's FCC transactions, T-Mobile filed to acquire 11 AWS and PCS licenses in Iowa to provide more contiguous spectrum across the state.  Much of the PCS spectrum was originally broken up on the local exchange carrier boundaries.  Iowa Wireless accumulated much of this spectrum before being acquired by T-Mobile, but these transactions pull in additional licenses and license areas.  Cherry Capital also filed to lease BPC Spectrum's 700MHz Guardband channel in one Michigan county.  The last two transactions have Sprint taking over leases from Spectrum Holdings for two Georgia licenses.

 

Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assignment T-Mobile Carroll County Wireless WPSF634 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Hamilton County Wireless WQPF253 AWS REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment T-Mobile Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone WPOM985 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone WQPX914 AWS REA003 - Great Lakes E
Assignment T-Mobile Marne & Elk Horn Telephone WPOM973 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Marne & Elk Horn Telephone WPQY735 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Panora Telecommunications WPOM988 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile The Guthrie Group WPOM993 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile The Guthrie Group WPQY717 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile The Guthrie Group WPQY718 PCS MTA032 - Des Moines-Quad Cities A
Assignment T-Mobile Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone WQPF252 AWS REA003 - Great Lakes E
New Lease Cherry Capital Connection BPC Spectrum WPRR308 Map 700MHz MEA016 - Detroit A
New Lease Sprint BRANTLEY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION WLX683 Map EBS P02124 - P35 GSA,31-9-13.8 N,81-57-59.4 W C1234
New Lease Sprint Lowndes Middle Schools WLX676 Map EBS P03017 - P35 GSA,31-10-6.7 N,83-21-49.6 W D1234

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - December 28, 2018 December 28, 2018 11:28

FCC Transactions from December 26, 2018

In this week's FCC transactions, Sprint has initiated 5 new spectrum leases in Alabama, Florida, and California.  The Florida and California leases are for licenses they previously leased, but the Alabama leases take over leases that Spectrum Holdings previously held.  The remaining transactions relate to the 700MHz Guard band spectrum.  PowerSouth Energy is leases the 700MHz Guard band from Access 700 in 3 Alabama counties.  In addition, Wisper ISP has filed to lease BPC Spectrum's 700MHz Guard band license in 10 Illinois counties.
Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
New Lease Sprint Attalla City Board of Education WNC883 Map EBS P02279 - P35 GSA,33-55-59.4 N,85-54-11.9 W G1234
New Lease Sprint BERRIEN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION WNC843 Map EBS P00595 - P35 GSA,31-10-6.7 N,83-21-49.6 W A1234
New Lease Sprint California State University, Fullerton WHR854 Map EBS P02443 - P35 GSA,33-42-43.1 N,117-33-16.2 W B1234
New Lease Sprint THE SCHOOL BD OF ST LUCIE COUNTY FL WLX391 Map EBS P01017 - P35 GSA,27-19-28.2 N,80-18-48.2 W A1234
New Lease Sprint THE SCHOOL BD OF ST LUCIE COUNTY FL WLX392 Map EBS P01018 - P35 GSA,27-19-28.2 N,80-18-48.2 W B1234
New Lease PowerSouth Energy Access 700 WPRV430 Map 700MHz GB MEA024 - Birmingham A
New Lease Wisper ISP BPC Spectrum WPRR310 Map 700MHz GB MEA018 - Chicago A
New Lease Wisper ISP BPC Spectrum WPRR310 Map 700MHz GB MEA018 - Chicago A
New Lease Wisper ISP BPC Spectrum WPRR310 Map 700MHz GB MEA018 - Chicago A
New Lease Wisper ISP BPC Spectrum WPRR310 Map 700MHz GB MEA018 - Chicago A
New Lease Wisper ISP BPC Spectrum WPRR310 Map 700MHz GB MEA018 - Chicago A
New Lease Wisper ISP BPC Spectrum WPRR310 Map 700MHz GB MEA018 - Chicago A
New Lease Wisper ISP BPC Spectrum WPRR310 Map 700MHz GB MEA018 - Chicago A
New Lease Wisper ISP BPC Spectrum WPRR310 Map 700MHz GB MEA018 - Chicago A
New Lease Wisper ISP BPC Spectrum WPRR310 Map 700MHz GB MEA018 - Chicago A
New Lease Wisper ISP BPC Spectrum WPRR310 Map 700MHz GB MEA018 - Chicago A

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - December 21, 2018 December 21, 2018 09:59

FCC Transactions - December 19, 2018
This week's FCC transactions start with AT&T filing to acquire 12 - 700MHz licenses in South Dakota from Kennebec Telephone.  These licenses will expand AT&T's low band LTE into the urban and rural South Dakota markets.  Sprint is acquiring 4 licenses from Business Services in Kentucky.  Two of the licenses are 13 channel BTA licenses (BRS) and the other two licenses are 4 channel EBS licenses that are typically controlled by educational groups and then leased to Sprint.  Sprint stated this information about the EBS licenses in their filing:
As part of this transaction BSO Licenses WMX674 and WMX680 are being assigned to Sprint. Both are licensed in the EBS portion of the 2.5 GHz band, which typically are not directly licensed to commercial wireless carriers, however, both licenses have been licensed and used for commercial operations since at least 1992. See CNI Wireless, Inc. (“CNI”) substantial service showing dated October 21, 2011 (FCC File No. 0004922005),. In 2013 CNI assigned (FCC File No. 0006046354) both stations to BSO which, according to BSO’s public interest statement, would use the CEBS licenses to provide “technologically advanced wireless broadband services” to its customers.   
Sprint also filed new lease applications for two call signs in New Hampshire.  These are new leases for Sprint.  The next transactions involve BPC Spectrum leasing their 700MHz Guard band spectrum to Eastern Carolina Broadband in 10 North Carolina counties.  Farmer's Telephone is leasing 4 counties of AT&T's PCS A block spectrum and 1 county of AT&T's PCS F block spectrum in South Carolina.  The last group of transactions involve leasing partial counties of AT&T's 700MHz spectrum in Wisconsin to Michigan Wireless.
Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assignment AT&T Kennebec Telephone WPWV344 700MHz CMA267 - Sioux Falls, SD C
Assignment AT&T Kennebec Telephone WPWV345 700MHz CMA289 - Rapid City, SD C
Assignment AT&T Kennebec Telephone WPWV346 700MHz CMA634 - South Dakota 1 - Harding C
Assignment AT&T Kennebec Telephone WPWV347 700MHz CMA635 - South Dakota 2 - Corson C
Assignment AT&T Kennebec Telephone WPWV348 700MHz CMA636 - South Dakota 3 - McPherson C
Assignment AT&T Kennebec Telephone WPWV349 700MHz CMA637 - South Dakota 4 - Marshall C
Assignment AT&T Kennebec Telephone WPWV350 700MHz CMA638 - South Dakota 5 - Custer C
Assignment AT&T Kennebec Telephone WPWV351 700MHz CMA639 - South Dakota 6 - Haakon C
Assignment AT&T Kennebec Telephone WPWV352 700MHz CMA640 - South Dakota 7 - Sully C
Assignment AT&T Kennebec Telephone WPWV353 700MHz CMA641 - South Dakota 8 - Kingsbury C
Assignment AT&T Kennebec Telephone WPWV354 700MHz CMA642 - South Dakota 9 - Hanson C
Assignment AT&T Kennebec Telephone WQJZ326 700MHz CMA267 - Sioux Falls, SD B
Assignment Sprint Business Services Organization B098 Map BRS BTA098 - Corbin, KY H
Assignment Sprint Business Services Organization B423 Map BRS BTA423 - Somerset, KY H
Assignment Sprint Business Services Organization WMX674 Map EBS P03463 - P35 GSA,36-50-27.3 N,84-26-40.8 W C
Assignment Sprint Business Services Organization WMX680 Map EBS P00005 - P35 GSA,36-50-27.3 N,84-26-40.8 W A
New Lease Sprint The Northern Arizona University WLX608 Map EBS P02117 - P35 GSA,44-13-24.2 N, 073-07-25.4 W B1234
New Lease Sprint The Northern Arizona University WNC404 Map EBS P03139 - P35 GSA,44-34-15.2 N,71-53-37.3 W B1234
New Lease Eastern Carolina Broadband BPC Spectrum WPRV426 Map 700MHz GB MEA007 - Charlotte-Greensboro-Greenvill A
New Lease Eastern Carolina Broadband BPC Spectrum WPRV426 Map 700MHz GB MEA007 - Charlotte-Greensboro-Greenvill A
New Lease Eastern Carolina Broadband BPC Spectrum WPRV426 Map 700MHz GB MEA007 - Charlotte-Greensboro-Greenvill A
New Lease Eastern Carolina Broadband BPC Spectrum WPRV426 Map 700MHz GB MEA007 - Charlotte-Greensboro-Greenvill A
New Lease Eastern Carolina Broadband BPC Spectrum WPRV426 Map 700MHz GB MEA007 - Charlotte-Greensboro-Greenvill A
New Lease Eastern Carolina Broadband BPC Spectrum WPRV426 Map 700MHz GB MEA007 - Charlotte-Greensboro-Greenvill A
New Lease Eastern Carolina Broadband BPC Spectrum WPRV426 Map 700MHz GB MEA007 - Charlotte-Greensboro-Greenvill A
New Lease Eastern Carolina Broadband BPC Spectrum WPRV426 Map 700MHz GB MEA007 - Charlotte-Greensboro-Greenvill A
New Lease Eastern Carolina Broadband BPC Spectrum WPRV426 Map 700MHz GB MEA007 - Charlotte-Greensboro-Greenvill A
New Lease Eastern Carolina Broadband BPC Spectrum WPRV426 Map 700MHz GB MEA007 - Charlotte-Greensboro-Greenvill A
New Lease FTC Communications AT&T KNLH708 Map PCS BTA072 - Charleston, SC F
New Lease FTC Communications AT&T KNLF212 Map PCS MTA006 - Charlotte-Greensboro-Greenvill A
New Lease Michigan Wireless AT&T WPWU957 Map 700MHz CMA714 - Wisconsin 7 - Wood C
New Lease Michigan Wireless AT&T WPWU957 Map 700MHz CMA714 - Wisconsin 7 - Wood C
New Lease Michigan Wireless AT&T WPWU957 Map 700MHz CMA714 - Wisconsin 7 - Wood C
New Lease Michigan Wireless AT&T WPWV451 Map 700MHz CMA715 - Wisconsin 8 - Vernon C
New Lease Michigan Wireless AT&T WPWV451 Map 700MHz CMA715 - Wisconsin 8 - Vernon C
New Lease Michigan Wireless AT&T WPWV452 Map 700MHz CMA716 - Wisconsin 9 - Columbia C
New Lease Michigan Wireless AT&T WQJU649 Map 700MHz CMA716 - Wisconsin 9 - Columbia B
New Lease Michigan Wireless AT&T WQJU648 Map 700MHz CMA714 - Wisconsin 7 - Wood B
New Lease Michigan Wireless AT&T WQJU648 Map 700MHz CMA714 - Wisconsin 7 - Wood B
New Lease Michigan Wireless AT&T WQJU648 Map 700MHz CMA714 - Wisconsin 7 - Wood B

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - December 14, 2018 December 14, 2018 09:55

FCC Transactions from December 12, 2018
In this week's transactions, Strata Networks filed to acquire a PCS license in Wyoming from Personal Communications Services.  Sprint filed to lease a EBS license in Texas from Temple College.  This call sign was not previously leased.  Intelliwave filed to lease the 700MHz Guard Band channel in 10 Ohio counties.  The last transaction has T-Mobile leasing the 700MHz - C block channel covering the Gulf of Mexico from RigNet.

Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Strata Networks Personal Communications Services WPOJ807 PCS BTA381 - Rock Springs, WY C
Sprint Temple College WLX581 Map EBS P03388 - P35 GSA,31-5-38.6 N,97-34-52 W A1234
Intelliwave BPC Spectrum WPRR305 Map 700MHz GB MEA013 - Cincinnati-Dayton A
Intelliwave BPC Spectrum WPRR305 Map 700MHz GB MEA013 - Cincinnati-Dayton A
Intelliwave BPC Spectrum WPRR305 Map 700MHz GB MEA013 - Cincinnati-Dayton A
Intelliwave BPC Spectrum WPRR305 Map 700MHz GB MEA013 - Cincinnati-Dayton A
Intelliwave BPC Spectrum WPRR305 Map 700MHz GB MEA013 - Cincinnati-Dayton A
Intelliwave BPC Spectrum WPRR305 Map 700MHz GB MEA013 - Cincinnati-Dayton A
Intelliwave BPC Spectrum WPRR306 Map 700MHz GB MEA014 - Columbus A
Intelliwave BPC Spectrum WPRR306 Map 700MHz GB MEA014 - Columbus A
Intelliwave BPC Spectrum WPRR306 Map 700MHz GB MEA014 - Columbus A
Intelliwave BPC Spectrum WPRR307 Map 700MHz GB MEA015 - Cleveland A
Intelliwave BPC Spectrum WPSK920 Map 700MHz GB MEA012 - Pittsburgh A
T-Mobile RigNet Satcom WPWV330 700MHz CMA306 - Gulf of Mexico C

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - December 7, 2018 December 7, 2018 10:20

FCC Transactions from December 5, 2018
In this week's FCC transactions, All West Wireless is acquiring AWS3 spectrum in 3 Utah counties from Emery Telcom.  AT&T is acquiring 2 PCS licenses in South Dakota from Airwave Wireless and AT&T is acquiring 1 PCS and 2 - 700MHz licenses in Texas from West Central Wireless.  In addition, Sprint submitted 2 new leases for EBS spectrum in Illinois and Missouri/Kentucky.  Both of these leases are new to Sprint.  These leases were previously leased to Utopian Wireless and Xanadoo.
Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market ChannelBlock
Assignment All West Wireless Emery Telcom-Wireless WQXW547 Map AWS3 CMA674 - Utah 2 - Morgan G
Assignment AT&T Airwave Wireless WPOJ826 PCS BTA199 - Huron, SD C
Assignment AT&T Airwave Wireless WPOJ827 PCS BTA301 - Mitchell, SD C
Assignment AT&T West Central Wireless WPOJ718 PCS BTA473 - Wichita Falls, TX C
Assignment AT&T West Central Wireless WQIZ452 Map 700MHz CMA660 - Texas 9 - Runnels B
Assignment AT&T West Central Wireless WQIZ454 Map 700MHz CMA666 - Texas 15 - Concho B
New Lease Sprint EARLVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT WND419 Map EBS P02380 - P35 GSA,41-15-38.1 N,88-47-18.3 W G1234
New Lease Sprint East Prairie R-2 School District WLX377 EBS P02886 - P35 GSA,36-47-17.2 N,89-32-4.3 W B1234

Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - November 30, 2018 November 30, 2018 09:30

FCC Transactions from November 28, 2018

This weeks FCC Transactions are fairly limited due to the holiday's and likely the carrier's participation in the Millimeter Wave auction (Auction 101).  The only assignment application this week is for Verizon's planned acquisition of 2 PCS licenses, one in Tennessee and one in Missouri.

Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market ChannelBlock
Assignment Verizon Cleartalk WQBT349 PCS BTA290 - Memphis, TN F
Assignment Verizon Cleartalk WQGH653 PCS BTA090 - Columbia, MO C

Weekly Spectrum Transactions Summary - November 23, 2018 November 23, 2018 11:07

FCC Transactions - November 21, 2018
In this week's FCC transactions Verizon is acquiring two cellular licenses in Indiana from USCellular and is leasing three PCS licenses in Minnesota from NewCore Wireless.  GreenFly is acquiring the PCS A block license for Clinton county and Essex county, New York.  USCellular is acquiring two PCS licenses in Oklahoma and one PCS license in Kansas, from Pioneer Cellular.  The last transactions is a new lease for Sprint.  This spectrum in Arkansas was previously leased to Utopian Wireless.

Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market ChannelBlock
Assignment Verizon USCellular KNKN577 Cell CMA406 - Indiana 4 - Miami B
Assignment Verizon USCellular KNKN417 Cell CMA407 - Indiana 5 - Warren B
Assignment GreenFly New Dimension Wireless WQUZ509 PCS MTA001 - New York A
Assignment USCellular Pioneer Cellular WPOK578 PCS BTA088 - Coffeyville, KS C
Assignment USCellular Pioneer Cellular WQCY549 PCS MTA048 - Tulsa B
Assignment USCellular Pioneer Cellular WQKH565 PCS MTA048 - Tulsa B
New Lease Verizon NewCore Wireless WPOJ833 PCS BTA037 - Bemidji, MN C
New Lease Verizon NewCore Wireless WPOJ834 PCS BTA054 - Brainerd, MN C
New Lease Verizon NewCore Wireless WPOJ835 PCS BTA142 - Fergus Falls, MN C
New Lease Sprint RIVERVIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT WND584 Map EBS P00226 - P35 GSA,35-18-17.3 N,91-44-50.5 W A1234

Weekly Spectrum Transactions Summary - November 16, 2018 November 16, 2018 11:04

FCC Transactions - November 14, 2018
In this weeks FCC Transactions, T-Mobile is acquiring the remaining 700MHz - A block markets from Cavalier Wireless.  Prior to their previous multi-license 700MHz - A block sale to T-Mobile, Cavalier dis-aggregated the Greensboro and Charlotte metro areas from their original license areas.  Cavalier did this to potentially sell those urban areas to USCellular, which has a large North Carolina operation.  Evidently that didn't work out and the licenses were available for T-Mobile to acquire.  The week Custer Telephone executed a long term lease for Verizon's 700MHz - Upper C block spectrum over a small area in Lemhi County, ID.
Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market ChannelBlock
Assignment T-Mobile Cavalier Wireless WQXE746 700MHz BEA023 - Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, A
Assignment T-Mobile Cavalier Wireless WQXE745 700MHz BEA018 - Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High A
New Lease Custer Telephone Verizon WQJQ694 Map 700MHz REA006 - West C

Weekly Spectrum Transactions Summary - November 9, 2018 November 9, 2018 00:00

FCC Transactions - November 7, 2018
In this week's FCC transactions, Mid-Rivers Cellular is acquiring parts of 5 AWS-3 licenses in Montana from Triangle Communication.  In total they are receiving 12 counties of the AWS-3 G block.  Verizon is acquiring an AWS-3 license in Kansas and an AWS-3 license in Texas from Beaulah Kurian.  The FCC has terminated a 700MHz - B block license previously held by Choice Phone in the Mariana Islands for not meeting its build out obligations.  Sprint submitted 2 new leases for EBS spectrum in California and Alabama.  Sprint previously leased the California spectrum but the Alabama spectrum is new to their control.  The last transactions include subleases of Spectrum Holding's leased  EBS spectrum in Florida and Alabama by Point Broadband.

 

Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market ChannelBlock
Assignment Mid-Rivers Cellular Triangle Communication WQVP461 Map AWS-3 CMA525 - Montana 3 - Phillips G
Assignment Mid-Rivers Cellular Triangle Communication WQVP462 Map AWS-3 CMA526 - Montana 4 - Daniels G
Assignment Mid-Rivers Cellular Triangle Communication WQVP463 Map AWS-3 CMA529 - Montana 7 - Fergus G
Assignment Mid-Rivers Cellular Triangle Communication WQVP464 Map AWS-3 CMA531 - Montana 9 - Carbon G
Assignment Mid-Rivers Cellular Triangle Communication WQVP465 AWS-3 CMA532 - Montana 10 - Prairie G
Assignment Verizon Beaulah Kurian WQXD449 AWS-3 CMA438 - Kansas 11 - Hamilton G
Assignment Verizon Beaulah Kurian WQXD451 AWS-3 CMA653 - Texas 2 - Hansford G
Assignment FCC CHOICE PHONE WQIZ529 700MHz CMA734 - Northern Mariana Islands B
New Lease Sprint BAYSIDE ACADEMY WNC875 Map EBS P00605 - P35 GSA,30-44-44.7 N,88-5-40 W D1234
New Lease Sprint Regents of the University of California WSA40 Map EBS P01253 - P35 GSA,38-38-53.7 N,121-28-43.8 W B1234
New Sublease Point Broadband Spectrum Holdings WNC418 Map EBS P00463 - P35 GSA,30-49-9.7 N,83-59-48.6 W D1234
New Sublease Point Broadband Spectrum Holdings WNC535 Map EBS P01165 - P35 GSA,31-15-7.6 N,85-17-11.8 W A1234
New Sublease Point Broadband Spectrum Holdings WND294 Map EBS P00657 - P35 GSA,30-46-2.7 N,85-17-13.7 W D1234