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.
T-Mobile and Verizon Agree to Another Spectrum Swap
T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have petitioned the FCC for permission to swap AWS and PCS spectrum licenses in 92 counties and/or 41 Cellular Market Areas around the country. The companies propose to switch spectrum licenses, but not cellular assets or customers.
AT&T Hopes to Score Spectrum from Cellular Properties
AT&T recently filed paperwork with the FCC seeking permission to buy some Cellular A Block and microwave point-to-point spectrum from Cellular Properties Inc. The spectrum in question covers 11 counties and parts of two Cellular Market Areas in Illinois.
AT&T Seeking 700MHz Spectrum from Peoples Wireless
AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to purchase two Lower 700 MHz C Block licenses from Peoples Wireless in Texas. If granted, AT&T would hold 24 MHz of contiguous, paired Lower 700 MHz spectrum in the two cellular market areas in question.
AT&T Taps East Kentucky Network for 700MHz Licenses
AT&T has filed paperwork with the FCC hoping to gain permission to purchase three Lower 700MHz C Block licenses from East Kentucky Network. The licenses in question cover 20 counties in three Cellular Market Areas across regions of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.