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Verizon announces $3.6 billion deal for 122 AWS spectrum licenses

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:34

Verizon Wireless has just announced that it’s purchasing 122 Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum licenses covering 259 million POPs in the US…

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posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:38 6

1. bauerlives (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

Not to be a stickler, but I think Comcast is getting $2.3 Billion, not million. #corrections

Great article though, Verizon is going to dominate the 4G market and they will pry my unlimited data plan from my cold,dead fingers.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:37 1

2. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Yeah...funny. AT&T could have bid on it and grew their network the right way.

Good for Verizon...they are the lesser of two evils.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:03

3. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

The Duopoly is almost complete. Sprint in partnership with Clear and their combined spectrum holdings, is the consumer's last hope in stopping this regiment.

John B.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 15:35

4. T00muchF00D (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)

Sprint at the share holders meeting had clearwire at the absolute bottom of the list of importance. So dont hold your breath. Now I wish they didnt invest in all this lte with lightsquared. I wanted to see a nation blanketed in wimax and then for 5g they could have upgraded it to WiMax 2 (which is faster). Idk man sprint Is crazy

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 17:12

5. bauerlives (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

I think they should have just bought Clearwire instead of getting into bed with LightSquared. I think LS is going to have MAJOR federal issues since their current network is killing the GPS systems on a national scale. They should have just bought Clearwire, and transitioned their tower infrastructure to LTE. (That probably would have been better for my Clearwire and Sprint stock).

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 22:28

6. hepresearch (unregistered)

Verizon just pwned both AT&T and T-Mobile, both at the same time...

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