Leap Announces Cities Covered Thanks To AWS Buys
Dec 6, 2006, 4:39 PM by (staff)
Leap today announced plans to launch Cricket in a number of cities thanks to buys made in the recent AWS auction. The carrier will begin building out networks late next year and continue through 2009 in cities throughout the country. Leap plans to cover Baltimore; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Corpus Christi TX, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Norfolk, Richmond VA, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington DC and Wilmington DE. Leap's spectrum purchases also included some large rural areas or metro areas the company does not need more coverage for. It is open to trading or selling this space, as well as considering partnering with affiliates to build something out in these areas. Earlier this week Leap launched service in San Diego.
T-Mobile Targets Rural Areas for 600 MHz Service, Starting with Cheyenne
T-Mobile today said it has activated its first 600 MHz cell site in Cheyenne, Wyo. T-Mobile is using Nokia equipment to provide LTE coverage across Cheyenne in the 600 MHz band.
Sprint's Direct 2 You Reaches More than 30 New Cities
Sprint today expanded its Direct 2 You service to 34 new metropolitan areas around the country. The additions include: Indianapolis, Ind.; Lexington and Bowling Green, Ky.; New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette, La.; Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise, and Spring Valley, Nev.; Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, and Asheville, N.C.; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, Canton, and Dayton, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Nashville, Clarksville, Franklin, and Jackson, Tenn.; and Salt Lake City, Ogden, Sandy, Layton, Provo, and Park City, Utah.
Sprint Grows Direct 2 You Footprint By Six Cities
Sprint today expanded its Direct 2 You service to the metropolitan areas of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando, Phoenix, St.
Sprint's Direct 2 You Reaches Boston, Philly, Atlanta, Houston
Sprint today expanded its Direct 2 You service to Atlanta, Boston, Houston, and Philadelphia. The service is live in these cities and a number of smaller cities and towns in the surrounding areas.
FCC Hands Out More AWS-3 Licenses to Auction Winners
The FCC has delivered more licenses to winners of the AWS-3 spectrum auction, which concluded earlier this year. The bulk of licenses granted this week were given to Orion Wireless LLC and Geneseo Communications Services, and cover areas of Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
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