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T-Mobile Nearing Spectrum Purchase from Clearwire

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Feb 4, 2011, 9:43 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Bloomberg today reported that T-Mobile is close to purchasing spectrum from WiMax provider Clearwire. Bloomberg cites two unnamed sources who claim that the deal could be completed before the end of the first quarter. Clearwire has been searching for ways to raise capital. It has a large amount of spectrum holdings. T-Mobile has been searching for a way to obtain more spectrum to better compete with AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless. In a statement made in January, T-Mobile said, "Deutsche Telekom is exploring various options to acquire additional spectrum and reduce the gap regarding economies of scale compared with its larger competitors, including partnering with other companies." According to Bloomberg's sources, the auction for Clearwire's spectrum was to close at the end of January, but because Deutsche Telekom is the only bidder, the auction has been extended. T-Mobile will likely use proceeds from the sale of its cellular towers to finance the spectrum purchase. T-Mobile would use the spectrum for a Long Term Evolution 4G network.

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muchdrama

Feb 5, 2011, 9:28 PM

Well--

--it must be a nice hunk of wide-ranging spectrum. Good for T-Mobile.
Yeah. It's funny. After years of insisting on only using PCS, they are going to be a mishmash of frequencies.
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michael_herc

Feb 4, 2011, 10:30 PM

Multiple LTE Frequencies

I believe that this spectrum acquisition by T-Mobile would result in them launching a 4G LTE network in a frequency other than 700 MHz. It kind of stinks that all these carriers around the world are moving to 1 common 4G technology, but there's going to a plethora of different frequencies that they're run in.
Oh no. Clear only has spectrum in 2.5GHz range right?
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Because every country had slightly different distribution at launch.

The beauty though is once phones are LTE only, it won't be that hard to build one with multiple frequencies.
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There was only so much 700 mHz to go around and Verizon and AT&T snapped it up. What is T-Mobile supposed to do? Wither and die?
bluedrummer27

Feb 5, 2011, 8:46 PM

I wonder if...

T-Mobile is gonna get in bed with Sprint. Sprint sold off part of their company to Clearwire, and Clearwire is who makes their 4G networ, right? T-Mobile stated "...including partnering with other companies"

Just food for thought.
They're not going to be in bed with Sprint. They are buying a couch from Clear. Investing in Clear would have been a HUGE mistake which fortunately DT was wise enough to avoid.
bluedrummer27 said:
T-Mobile is gonna get in bed with Sprint. Sprint sold off part of their company to Clearwire, and Clearwire is who makes their 4G networ, right? T-Mobile stated "...including partnering with other companies"

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