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AWS To Be Adopted Across The Americas

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Dec 14, 2007, 5:24 PM   by Eric Lin

Thanks to a large number of handsets and base stations designed for use in the American AWS (1700 MHz) band, the frequency will be adopted beyond US borders. 3G Americas, which represents GSM in North and South America, has expressed confidence in the band and points out that a number of countries will auction off spectrum in the same band as early as next year. This announcement follows the ITU's recent adoption of the 700 MHz band for wireless broadband use across the Americas as well as Asia.

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Dec 14, 2007, 8:10 PM

AWS Spectrum for AT&T

Does AT&T have any plans for 3G in the AWS spectrum? It would allow greater roaming for them in the Americas. How many other countries use 850/1900 for 3G?
From what I know T-Mo owns most all the 1700mhz spectrum in the US. They might be able to roam on it from T-Mo. I was under the impression that T-Mo was planning on roaming on the 1800 and 2100 from ATT in the US.
AT&T only owns AWS spectrum in the West and scattered areas in the East:

https://www.phonescoop.com/articles/aws/index.php?p=m »

(Scroll down to "Cingular".)

They are required to do something with their AWS spectrum eventually or they'll...
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