Dobson Announces Move To GSM
Jan 31, 2002, 2:51 AM by (staff)
Dobson Communications Corporation today announced it will overlay GSM and GPRS in its owned and managed networks. Dobson currently uses TDMA technology, and provides substantial roaming coverage for AT&T Wireless and Cingular. Both AT&T and Cingular recently began similar migrations from TDMA to GSM technology. Dobson also announced a new 10-year roaming agreement with Cingular. Dobson operates in 17 states, under several brands, including Cellular One and Alex Wireless.
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