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TVs Possibly Could Be ATSC 3.0-Upgradable Via Software Updates, Says CTA Point Man

LAS VEGAS -- It’s conceivable that a TV maker would be able to use software updates, under the right conditions, to render a set ATSC 3.0-ready when it doesn’t have that capability out of the box, Brian Markwalter, CTA … Subscribe to Read >>

Verizon Seen Making Rival Bid for Straight Path in Early 5G War

Verizon is likely the mystery bidder that made a rival bid for Straight Path, a company AT&T planned to buy to increase its portfolio of high-frequency spectrum for 5G (see 1704100037), industry officials said. Verizon isn’t commenting. Verizon … Subscribe to Read >>

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T-Mobile, Dish Go Big in Incentive Auction

T-Mobile and Dish Network emerged as the big story of the forward part of the TV incentive auction, based on their high bids in the TV incentive auction (see 1704130049), analysts and other industry observers said Thursday after the FCC released results (see 1704130040). The other big news on the forward auction concerned which parties didn’t play -- AT&T bid $910 million for 23 licenses and Verizon sat the auction out. Comcast bid less than expected, $1.7 billion for 73 licenses through CC Wireless. T-Mobile won 1,525 licenses for $8 billion. Dish got 486 licenses for $6.2 billion through Wireless, more than expected. Comcast came away with 73 blocks and $1.7 billion in licenses through CC Wireless. Those forward auction bidders bought the spectrum of 175 TV stations, leaving close to 1000 to be repacked by 2020, the FCC said. … Read More >>

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