US operators edge toward mmWave acquisitions

Originally posted on on Oct 11, 2018

Three of the four top US operators applied to take part in upcoming auctions of 28GHz and 24GHz spectrum, lining up alongside dozens of other participants to get a slice of bands widely eyed for 5G.

AT&T, T-Mobile US and Verizon signed up to take part in both proceedings, as did the nation’s fifth-largest operator US Cellular and broadband provider Windstream. Sprint was not listed by name among the applicants for either auction.

Cable operator Frontier Communications applied to bid on 28GHz spectrum, while satellite broadband company Starry and another cable player, Cox Communications, put their hats in the ring for 24GHz spectrum.

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