Mobile Carrier Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool (USA)


The Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool is an Excel based product which allows users to visualize and analyze the current spectrum ownership for all of the mobile carrier and satellite frequency bands at a county level for all 50 states and US territories.  (Click through the images to the left to see each of the analysis module formats). The Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool provides analysis for over 1800 US licensees.  The tool includes a graphical view of the spectrum ownership within a county (Spectrum Grid), a tabular summary of the spectrum holders within each market by spectrum band (County Analysis),  a tabular summary of an individual carriers spectrum holdings by band (Carrier Analysis),a tabular summary of an individual carrier's spectrum holdings broken down by LTE band class (LTE Band Class), a tabular summary of an individual carrier's spectrum holdings by channel (Channel Block) and a calculation of the licensed population for each channel, frequency band, and band classification (Licensed POPS).  It also provides an evaluation of the number and size of LTE channels that a carrier's contiguous spectrum would enable them to offer (LTE Channel Analysis). You can use the (UL/DL Spectrum) analysis module to evaluate each carriers uplink and downlink spectrum depth.  If you are interested in market level analysis, the Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool includes Cellular Market Area (CMA Market Analysis), Economic Area (EA Market Analysis), and Partial Economic Area (PEA Market Analysis) modules. Each of these modules provide spectrum depth analysis for 8 user selected carriers. The Market Analysis modules apply a population weighted average to the county-level spectrum ownership data to arrive at a market average.  To evaluate wireless carrier spectrum ownership for an individual state or the entire nation, our (State & National) module is also included.

The Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool includes a FCC Spectrum Screen Analysis in both the County Analysis Module and the CMA Market Analysis Module.  The Spectrum Screen indicates each carriers spectrum holdings as viewed in a FCC Spectrum Screen formulation. 

We also recently added two new analysis modules focused on MHz-POPs valuations.  (MHz-POPs Detailed) provides a MHz-POP value for a carrier's total spectrum holdings, holdings by band, and holdings by frequency block; all at a county-level.  (MHz-POPs - Summary) provides national MHz-POPs values for 8 selected carriers organized for side-by-side comparison.

The Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool is provided with 4 sources of analysis data;  FCC Holdings, Lease Holdings,  Current Holdings, and Future Holdings.  The FCC Holdings data represents the current licensee for each block of spectrum.  Lease Holdings reflect the operator that is leasing a block of spectrum including the Lease Identifier.  Current Holdings data represent the current operator of each spectrum block including spectrum leases.  The Future Holdings data includes the proposed ownership changes that have been filed with the FCC.  A new version of the Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool is produced by the 5th of each month incorporating all of the previous months updates and transactions.

    The Spectrum Analysis Tool is delivered by download from a Cloud service.  A link for this download will be provided after your payment has been confirmed.  Typically you will have access to the data within the same business day that you process your payment.

    Spectrum Bands included:

    Band Description
    600MHz 600MHz
    700MHz 700MHz
    Cellular/SMR Cellular and SMR
    PCS Personal Communication Service
    AWS-1 Advanced Wireless Service
    AWS-3 Advanced Wireless Service - 3 
    AWS-4 Advanced Wireless Service - 4
    WCS Wireless Communication Service
    EBS Educational Broadband Service
    BRS Broadband Radio Service
    CBRS Citizen Band Radio Service
    C-Band C-Band Satellite Service


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