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  • rs2 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    What is this:

    "T-Mobile in SF holds PCS B5, E, and F block 10 MHz licenses. UARFCN 612 = 1972.5 MHz center freq. So, W-CDMA is in F block."

    supposed to mean, and why is it worth caring about?
  • MadMan007 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    My question is, who owns the c-block? Reply
  • WiWavelength - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Re: the C block

    Are we talking the PCS C block in the Bay Area? If so, MetroPCS holds the original PCS C block 30 MHz license, but that has been reduced to 20 MHz, as MetroPCS disaggregated part of the license, a C5 block 10 MHz to VZW.

    On the other hand, if you are referring to the PCS C block in other markets or the AWS C block, the Upper 700 MHz C block, or the Lower 700 MHz C block, then it varies.

    If you want to see T-Mobile's PCS 1900 MHz licenses and their arrangement for the top 100 markets, I put together this Google Docs spreadsheet:

  • sprockkets - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    3G for iphone users, the only phone out there without 1700mhz support. Reply
  • themossie - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Describes which parts of the wireless spectrum T-Mobile is licensed to use for cellphones, and as far as you're concerned W-CDMA is a high speed data technology (3G/4G)

    If you don't understand what it means, you probably shouldn't care... but people who do will find this brief pipeline note quite interesting :-)

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