2015 Q1 events

January 2015
  • On 1/7 WLAJ (Lansing, MI) submitted an application to relocate from channel 51 to 25. 
  • On 1/13 Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, the licensee of KXLA, has entered into a Concurrent Operations Agreement with T-Mobile USA. Pursuant to the Agreement RPVB gives its concurrence for the operations of T-Mobile's 700 MHz A block license within the protected service contour of KXLA.

February 2015

  • The FCC approved the agreement between Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, the licensee of KXLA, and T-Mobile (see above). KXLA protecting zone has been removed from the map as it no longer prevents deployment of LTE in 700 MHz A block. You can see KXLA service contour on their profile page.
  • T-Mobile announced 700 MHz network in Dallas and Houston. In other news the company has already entered into agreements to relocate broadcasters to new frequencies or operate concurrently in 10 markets covering more than 41 million people, making those markets available for launch in 2015. You can see seven of those companies on the map below (green service contours) and KXLA (Los Angeles, CA). Two more stations remain unknown.
  • As of February 20th seven stations broadcasting on UHF channel 51 have been approved for relocation. Five of them have received construction permits. Relocation remains on track (click on the individual antenna icons for the estimates).
March 2015
  • In order to start deployment closer than 67 miles to WIWU-CD (Marion, IN) T-Mobile submitted an application to establish a 5-miles buffer zone around WIWU-CD service contour (see the map below). The proposed exclusion zone radius is approximately 26.5 miles.
  • T-Mobile has completed acquisition of 700 MHz B and C blocks in a dozen of counties in North Dakota. You can now see the depth of 700 MHz holdings on the map, notice the different opacity in North Dakota. In addition, the spectrum holdings lookup is now able to display 700 MHz A, B, and C blocks.
  • KBVO-CD (Austin, TX) has completed the relocation to channel 31 and filed an application to replace channel 51 license with channel 31. Update: application approved on 3/24.
  • T-Mobile notified the FCC that the deal to acquire two licenses covering Seattle and Portland areas from Vulcan has been consummated.
  • On 3/25 T-Mobile filed an application to acquire two South Dakota licenses from Dryad Communications.