Verizon, Dish, Charter, Comcast: Here are the 20 biggest CBRS auction winners
The action is no surprise: Light Reading reported more than a year ago that Verizon has been deploying antennas into its network that can support transmissions in the 3.5GHz CBRS band to add additional capacity to its 4G and 5G networks.
Other big winners in the auction include Dish Network, Comcast, Charter Communications and Cox. These results also don’t come as a surprise: Light Reading reported almost a year ago that Charter was preparing to build a wireless network, as well as interest from Dish and Comcast in spectrum. Light Reading also reported earlier this year that Cox is preparing to re-enter the mobile industry.
The cable companies are widely expected to build wireless networks in their cable footprints using CBRS spectrum to move their mobile customers’ traffic onto their own wireless networks, thus reducing the amount of money they pay to their MVNO partners like Verizon.
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