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Sprint Does AT&T's Homework

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Jun 21, 2011, 3:16 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Taking another shot at AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, Sprint has submitted a plan to the Federal Communications Commission that details how AT&T can use its existing resources to expand its Long Term Evolution network without the need to buy T-Mobile. According to Sprint, AT&T can increase its network capacity by 600% if it deploys LTE over its current unused spectrum assets, increase the density of coverage with macro and small cells, and make more efficient use of its spectrum assets by upgrading existing network technology to LTE. In a statement, Sprint said, "Sprint's filing demonstrates that AT&T's purported rationale for the proposed merger -- that there is no other way to meet its projected data service demand growth -- is simply unfounded. AT&T could increase its capacity by developing its warehoused spectrum, accelerating its 4G network buildout, and implementing a more efficient network architecture. AT&T has not, and cannot, demonstrate that its proposed takeover of T-Mobile is in the public interest." The proposed acquisition is currently under FCC and DoJ review.

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