Altice USA unveils new 3.5GHz test plans

17 Aug 2018

Altice USA – which owns US cable duo Cablevision and Suddenlink – has applied for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval to stage small cell tests using 3.5GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum in Jonesboro, Arkansas and Deer Park, New York. The trials will commence on 1 September 2018 and run until 28 February 2019.

Altice was previously permitted to stage wireless tests using 3650MHz-3700MHz spectrum in Bethpage, New York. That trial commenced on 1 August and will run to 30 January 2019.

TeleGeography notes that Altice USA intends to enter the wireless sector in 2019, when it will launch a Full MVNO using the Sprint network.