AT&T calls Leap Wireless, Dish, MetroPCS and others to ask for its spectrum back
AT&T is apparently in advanced talks with Leap Wireless, MetroPCS and Dish Network, i.e. anyone that might have spectrum for sales to chip in for the well-being of its 4G network expansion.
After the failed bid for T-Mobile's airwaves, AT&T has to explore alternative channels to plump up on spectrum frequencies needed to widen its network footprint in this day and age of subway YouTube streaming and general overconsumption of data.
There is a fairly limited amount of wireless spectrum frequencies out there, and the carriers are scrambling for more. AT&T recently even accused Sprint of excessive piggybacking on its network in some roaming areas, instead of splurging for investments in its own network.