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WVIA-TV resumes broadcast in Clarks Summit

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[Source: The Abington Suburban] Beginning on Oct. 4, WVIA resumed broadcast on the translator in Clarks Summit, which originally went off of the air in May due to the FCC spectrum repack. Viewers who watch WVIA television on antenna in the greater Clarks Summit area and parts of Scranton will need to rescan their television…

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NPR: Minimize Harm and Maximize Relief to FM Stations

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[Source: Radio World] According to National Public Radio, the time has come for the Federal Communications Commission to adopt a policy that minimizes the harm and maximizes the relief to FM stations who will be disrupted by the pending TV spectrum reallocation. NPR said in that dozens of independent and locally operated public radio stations…

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Ericsson to Conduct 4G LTE Trial Using the 600 MHz Frequency Band in the United States

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[Source: Everything RF] Ericsson, in partnership with Agri-Valley Services and NewCore Wireless, will be conducting a 4G LTE trial using the 600 MHz frequency band. To be done in the fourth quarter of 2018, the trial will take place in Caro, Michigan, and will be the first-of-its-kind with a regional carrier in the United States….

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T-Mobile opens Harrison location

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[Source: Harrison Daily Times] …T-Mobile recently released information about the deployment of the 600 MHz that will help rural markets. “Our swift deployment of 600 MHz spectrum is a game changer. While paving the way for the next generation of wireless tech, we’re bringing choice to consumers, mainly in rural areas, who’ve been forced to…

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First-ever 600 MHz capable tablet arrives exclusively at T-Mobile

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[Source: TelecomTV] Alcatel’s new 3T 8 is coming exclusively to the Un-carrier, and it’s the first ever tablet to tap into T-Mobile’s 600 MHz spectrum – now available in more than 1,250 cities and towns across 36 states, including Puerto Rico. The Alcatel 3T 8 is powered by a massive 4080mAh battery that gives people…

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Dish’s Ergen could spend $10B to build 50,000 towers for 5G

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[Source: Fierce Wireless News] …Dish has spent roughly $20 billion over the past decade amassing a significant spectrum portfolio stretching from 600 MHz to AWS-4. The company today owns roughly 95 MHz of low- and midband spectrum, according to the Wall Street analysts at Cowen, which valued those holdings at about $30.2 billion. Most analysts…

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5G is headed to Metro by T-Mobile prepaid service next year

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[Source: Fierce Wireless News] …The upshot for T-Mobile is that low-band spectrum like 600 MHz will allow the carrier to quickly cover large geographic areas of the U.S. with 5G due to the propagation characteristics of the spectrum. Meantime, Verizon is initially using its 28 GHz spectrum for its own 5G efforts. Indeed, the operator’s…

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T-Mobile promises 5G for its Metro prepaid service in 2019

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[Source: The Verge] T-Mobile also signed a $3.5 billion deal with Nokia this past July, which is helping build a longer-range, lower-frequency 600 MHz and 28 GHz millimeter wave spectrum for its 5G network.

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T-Mobile’s enhanced LTE network gets its first tablet

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[Source: CNET] As T-Mobile’s 600 MHz spectrum LTE network continues to grow, we’re finally seeing devices made to take advantage of its enhanced coverage. The 8-inch 3T 8 from Alcatel will be the network’s first to access the 600 MHz spectrum, which delivers better indoor coverage across a large geographic stretch. Powered by a 4080mAh…

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First-ever 600 MHz Capable Tablet Arrives Exclusively at T-Mobile

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[Source: Market Screener] Alcatel’s new 3T 8 is coming exclusively to the Un-carrier,and it’s the first ever tablet to tap into T-Mobile’s 600 MHz spectrum – now available in more than 1,250 cities and towns across 36 states, including Puerto Rico. The Alcatel 3T 8 is powered by a massive 4080mAh battery that gives people…

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