Verizon Wireless Snags Centennial Communications Assets
Verizon Wireless today announced that it has completed the acquisition of AT&T's Centennial Communications assets. The transaction, which was mandated by the Federal Communications Commission in order for AT&T to purchase Centennial Communications, gives Verizon Wireless Centennial’s spectrum licenses, network assets and more than 117,000 current customers in six service areas. The region includes Lafayette, Beauregard, Iberville and West Feliciana, La., and Claiborne and Copiah, Miss. Verizon Wireless said it will continue to use the Centennial brand for several months as it converts Centennial's GSM-based network to CDMA. It will roll out 3G on a market-by-market basis. Customers in those areas don't need to take any action, and Verizon Wireless will contact them with the proper details for switching phones when the network will be switched.
C Spire Looking to Nab 700MHz Spectrum
C Spire Wireless is hoping to buy some Lower 700 MHz C Block spectrum from Waller Wireless. The companies recently filed the request with the FCC.
Verizon Picks Up XO's Fiber Network to Beef Up Backhaul
Verizon Communications today said it has agreed to acquire XO Communications' fiber business for $1.8 billion. The deal, says Verizon, will help it serve its enterprise and wholesale customers, as well as allow Verizon to further densify its cellular network.
Verizon Adding Carrier Aggregation to 20x20MHz Channels
Verizon Wireless is upgrading its LTE network with several different technologies meant to boost capacity and speeds. Mike Haberman, Verizon's VP of network support, said the company is deploying carrier aggregation in its 20x20MHz channels.
FCC Greenlights AT&T Spectrum Deal
The FCC has approved AT&T's request to purchase two Cellular A Block licenses and microwave point-to-point spectrum from Cellular Properties Inc. The spectrum covers 11 counties and parts of two Cellular Market Areas in Illinois.
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