Sprint and AT&T to negotiate to swap spectrum bands

Sprint and AT&T to negotiate to swap spectrum bands

Sprint and AT&T have filed with the FCC to swap spectrum bands in several major cities across the country. The agreement is expected to benefit both companies and the final decision is due by January 1, 2011



On one hand, AT&T, the US's second biggest carrier, claims that the swap will boost its system capacity around the following metropolitan areas: Dallas-Ft. Worth, Denver, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Des Moines, Honolulu, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Omaha, Louisville, Lexington, Evansville, Salt Lake City, Spokane and Billings.



Sprint, on the other hand, said that the exchange will enhance its network in: Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, New Orleans, South Bend, Mishawaka ,Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville and Cleveland.



Other reports suggested that AT&T is trying to buy spectrum allocated for Quallcom's Flo TV service.



source: Electronista


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6 Comments

1. DrewSadik

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 07, 2010

what the heck does this mean?

2. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Would this mean that some Sprint phones would be losing coverage?

3. curiousgeorge unregistered

yes what does this mean? why put an article talking techy things and not ellaborate on it ?

4. curiousgeorge

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

??????

5. networkman unregistered

No one will lose coverage. This is only for unused spectrum for each co. Sprint had more than it needed in certain areas and so did att. So they swapped spectrum and maybe some cash to boot.

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

The spectrum swap will be good for both it just mean they have a unnecessary amount of signal (to put it in a word) and will swich to get more coverage on some places This article might helphttp://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequency_spectrum Look for a section called "radio" and will have an idea. Now... phonearea please don't just copy and paste, I know some users need to add some extra reading, but you also must remmber good news are not only actual but fairly understandable and this info sounds kinda useless to re average reader if you don't at least quote some reference to the topic ... I think I will make the article more usable, understandable and more debatable.... just saying

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