AT&T & Verizon Make 700 MHz Plans

LAS VEGAS -- CTIA Wireless 2008 -- Verizon Wireless has confirmed that it plans to use the 700 MHz spectrum it just won in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 's wireless broadband auction for its fourth generation (4G) services.

The operator paid nearly $10 billion in total for bandwidth and won the prized C-Band 700 MHz spectrum. The operator has had to wait to reveal what it will do with the spectrum until Thursday night, under FCC anti-collusion rules. (See Verizon & AT&T Win 700 MHz Sweeps.)

Now that the deadline has passed the operator can confirm what many had suspected, that it will use its preferred "4G" long-term evolution (LTE) technology over the 700 MHz spectrum, which should be cleared of analog TV broadcasters by the end of February 2009.

For more on Verizon's plans for its 700 MHz spectrum, see the full story at Unstrung
sgan201 12/5/2012 | 3:44:08 PM
re: AT&T & Verizon Make 700 MHz Plans All,

Could someone with better RF knowledge please explain this to me?? As far as I can tell, AT&T and Verizon has anywhere between 12MHz or 24MHz worth of spectrum at 700Mhz. How is that enough capacity to deploy a broadband access network like LTE?

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