Today Sprint announced its plans to divest some of its iDEN network properties located in several midwestern states. Sprint is required to divest some of its iDEN assets according to a court ruling in Illinois after being sued by affiliate iPCS. The regions affected include portions of Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Nebraska. Sprint is now accepting offers for the assets in question, and plans to have them all divested no later than January 25, 2010. Sprint is not selling any portion of its CDMA network.
If any carrier picked these up it would be a wise decision. It would only make sense if it was a GSM carrier though since iDen variates from it. So while I can see Tmobile buying, it would be really smart on AT&T's part to do so.
I don't think it would make sense for AT&T to buy these properties as AT&T already had good coverage in Illinois, and recently bought some assets from Verizon Wireless in Iowa and Nebraska. I'm not familiar with Michigan as much, so I'm not going to ... (continues)
Yeah. It was a great decision for Sprint. Look at how that worked out. Nextel should have been left to die a lonely death. The money Sprint wasting acquiring Nextel, buying out all of its partners to settle exclusivity agreements and bleeding IDEN... (continues)