To no one's surprise, the FCC announced last week that the big winners in the 700 MHz auction of U.S. wireless spectrum were Verizon Wireless and AT&T. To get an analysis of the 700 MHz results and what they mean for the next generation of wireless broadband connectivity in the United States, I spoke with Berge Ayvazian, Chief Strategy Office for the Yankee Group.
In this 15-minute podcast, you can hear Berge's take on:
- The timeframe for when services will actually be available over 700 MHz
- Whether Verizon will use its new spectrum for LTE or WiMAX
- What this means for T-Mobile and for Sprint and its WiMAX plans
- Whether the future of cellular voice calls are destined to migrate to VoIP
Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the upcoming book, Follow the Geeks (bit.ly/ftgeeks).