Microsoft will partner with T-Mobile on a pilot project aimed at providing broadband access to schools in underserved US areas, the software giant said. T-Mobile will contribute free LTE service and SIM cards to power the Microsoft PCs in the program, which is expected to start in February.
Compensation for satellite companies is essential for publicly auctioning off midband spectrum, the C-Band Alliance argued in a filing to the Federal Communications Commission last week. The CBA asserted that companies that take part in public auction bidding should pay spectrum holders a fee, saying that it would speed up the process, avoid litigation and compensate current owners for the cost of their equipment as well as that of transferring the frequencies.
Government filings are illustrating Charter Communications' rising interest in bidding on Citizens Band Radio Service and C-Band spectrum to boost the cable company's Spectrum Mobile service. Charter recently requested approval from the Federal Communications Commission to conduct extensive testing of CBRS technology in Centennial, Colo., Los Angeles and New York City, and has previously indicated the potential of pairing CBRS with C-Band frequencies.
Ericsson is urging carriers to overcome their fears that e-SIM technology will make it too easy for subscribers to switch providers, saying that its new automated provisioning software may actually increase revenues. The company insists that not only is e-SIM inevitable, but the technology will make it easier for carriers to convince subscribers to add more devices and services.
Research suggests that leaders with high levels of discipline and love have better-performing teams and less turnover than leaders who try to please or rule over employees, writes John Eades, CEO of LearnLoft. "Leaders whose style is to elevate their employees report having high-performing teams at rates better than all other styles combined," he writes.