FCC's Mexican deal could help Sprint make a run for the border

FCC's Mexican deal could help Sprint make a run for the border
On Friday, the FCC and the Mexican government reached an agreement on rebanding the 800MHz spectrum around the border. The U.S. agency needed to make sure that reserve agencies had enough spectrum for the wireless puncture response team to be able to communicate without interference. the 800MHz deal replaces an expiring one, and allots segments between both countries. The agreement also lays down some parameters on how each country will handle its block of 800MHz spectrum within 68 miles of the border. FCC chairman Julius Genachowski was on hand Friday during discussions between the two countries.

Additionally, the two countries agreed on the use of the 1900MHz band around the border which will benefit Sprint. The agreement will allow the nation's third largest carrier to offer more CDMA service in the area. The carrier was originally given some 1900MHz spectrum in the area back in 2004 as a payback for giving up its 800MHz pipeline in the area for another rebanding project.

source: FinancialIQ via AndroidGuys

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3 Comments

1. Yummy

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Well, I wonder what the title is referring to..... LOL good for sprint!

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

So...the drugrunners can call home now closer to the border and verify that the next shipment is on it's way.

3. ApphoIe

Posts: 78; Member since: May 31, 2012

Awesome! People can't even send their f*cking kids to school because mexico is such a violent corrupt sh*thole, but they can get decent cell service now! The druglords that run the country and who are prob the only ones who can afford it will be thrilled!

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