T-Mobile USA has joined the ongoing debate regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) planned incentive auctions for repurposed broadcast television spectrum, outlining a proposed band plan, lobbying for 600MHz interoperability and pushing for spectrum caps on frequencies below 1GHz. Fierce Wireless writes that T-Mobile apparently supports much of the watchdog’s plan to reallocate and reassign 600MHz spectrum from broadcast TV to mobile broadband use but has suggested a number of ‘tweaks’.
In a blog posting on the company website, Kathleen Ham, T-Mobile’s vice president of federal regulatory affairs, wrote: ‘We are working with the FCC and other stakeholders to ensure that the 600MHz band plan, the ‘forward’ auction, and the ‘reverse’ auction all work in concert to reallocate and reassign spectrum from broadcast television to mobile broadband uses. T-Mobile’s proposals call for some tweaks to the FCC’s already well-conceived plan.
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