Verizon Buys Mohave Wireless
Verizon Wireless today announced that it has purchased Mohave Wireless for an undisclosed sum. Mohave Wireless, which Verizon bought from Frontier Communications and Rio Virgin Telephone, operates between Las Vegas and Phoenix, and covers 203,000 POPs in part of the Grand Canyon and several other small markets. Verizon Wireless gains Mohave's customers, spectrum licenses, and telecommunications equipment. Verizon will continue to operate Mohave under its current name and begin integrating Mohave's CDMA-EVDO 3G network into its own. Verizon expects to transition Mohave customers to Verizon Wireless beginning in early 2014.
Verizon Starts Cannibalizing 3G Airwaves for LTE 4G
Verizon Wireless has begun testing the use of LTE 4G on its PCS spectrum, airwaves it primarily uses to operate its CDMA-EVDO 3G network, in Manhattan. GigaOm confirmed with Verizon that the company has begun to steal capacity from its 3G network in favor of 4G, though it is doing so slowly and in limited scope.
Verizon Finalizes Purchase of Golden State Cellular
Verizon Wireless today said it has completed its purchase of Golden State Cellular. The sale includes spectrum licenses and operating assets covering about 160,000 POPs across 6,000 square miles in Yosemite National Park, as well as Amador, Alpine, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mariposa counties.
Verizon Explains Why It Is Refarming PCS Spectrum
Verizon Wireless elaborated today on news it has begun to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE. Verizon has already deployed LTE on its PCS spectrum in a limited scale across Manhattan and Cleveland, Ohio, with "about 10 other markets" currently in testing.
Verizon to Kick Off HTC 10 Preorders April 29
Verizon Wireless today said it will begin accepting preorders for the HTC 10 on April 29. Verizon expects the phone to launch in early May and has not yet provided pricing details for the phone.
They should buy US Cellular already
One fewer hole in The Network, now.