FCC Strikes Spectrum Deal with Mexico That Helps Sprint
The Federal Communications Commission today announced that the U.S. State Department and the government of Mexico have come to an agreement over the use of 800MHz and 1900MHz spectrum near the U.S.-Mexico border. The agreement mostly centers on assigning bands within the 800MHz block to public safety agencies so that there's no interference between U.S.- and Mexican-run public safety agencies. However, another piece of the agreement allows Sprint to deploy CDMA cellular service in the 1900MHz band along the border with Mexico. This should increase the coverage available to Sprint's customers who live near the border.
AT&T to Buy Mexican Cell Provider Iusacell
AT&T today announced it has agreed to acquire Mexican wireless company Iusacell for $2.5 billion. Iusacell offers wireless service under its own name and the Unefon brand name.
Mexican Regulators Approve AT&T's Iusacell Acquisition
Mexico's equivalent of the FTC today approved AT&T's proposed acquisition of provider Iusacell with unknown specifications, reports Reuters. AT&T first proposed the deal last month.
AT&T: Free Mobile Roaming in Mexico Starts Friday
AT&T is prepared to make it less expensive for customers to roam in Mexico. The new AT&T Mexico Roaming Bonus is available to all Mobile Share Value customers beginning Friday at no extra cost.
AT&T Finalizes Nextel Mexico Acquisition
AT&T today said it has completed its acquisition of Nextel Mexico. Nextel Mexico covers 76 million customers across the country.
Sprint Says Network Vision Is Basically Done
Sprint recently indicated that its years-long Network Vision project is coming to a close. Sprint's 1900MHz LTE network covers 260 million POPs, according to Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer, who made the comments at a Bank of America investor conference this week.