AT&T Seeking More AWS-1 Spectrum from Aloha
AT&T has filed paperwork with the Federal Communications Commission seeking permission to purchase spectrum licenses from Aloha Partners. The licenses in question pertain to the AWS-1 A, B, and C Blocks. They cover 380 counties across 120 Cellular Market Areas in portions of various states. If the transaction is approved, AT&T will hold 68 to 176MHz of spectrum in the CMAs, includung 10 to 60MHz of AWS-1 spectrum. AT&T contends the transaction will help it improve the performance of its LTE 4G network. AT&T has been scooping up AWS spectrum from a wide range of smaller companies in recent months. It did not place a dollar value on this most recent proposal.