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CTIA Weighs In Against Nextel

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Apr 30, 2004, 11:24 AM   by (staff)

The CTIA trade association took the unusual step today of wading into a nasty fight between two of its members and voted to endorse a policy that is strongly opposed by Nextel. The policy is designed to solve interference issues between Nextel's network and public safety radio systems. The proposal backed by Verizon Wireless, and now the CTIA, would force Nextel to pony up $3 billion, and receive spectrum in the 2100 MHz band. Nextel's proposal has the company paying only $850 million, and receiving much more valuable spectrum in the 1900 MHz band.

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Apr 30, 2004, 2:54 PM

Are they waiting for another disaster to occur?

It's funny how the CTIA has suddenly gotten involved with this mess...someone is throwing around alot of money to derail Nextel. I wonder if they'll all feel satisfied with themselves after the next disaster hits and lives are lost due to the current spectrum mess?
by someone you mean Verizon Twisted Evil
They're not waiting for another disaster to occur. They're trying to make whiney nextel pony up some real cash for nationwide spectrum that it feels it doesn't really need to pay for.

Verizon Wireless and the CTIA are simply trying to make sure th...
with all the billions the goverment is spending on home land security and all that non sense, if there is another disaster, you should drag bush out of the with house and string his red nack ass up with a noose

May 1, 2004, 11:40 AM

The Plot Thickens.

It's funny how some people think that Verizon's a knight in shining armor in regards to this spectrum mess. The only reason Verizon's all over the FCC's ass is because they don't want Nextel getting spectrum in the 1900 mhz band. This spectrum would A) Help Nextel to become a legitimate CDMA threat to Verizon, and B) Make it THAT much harder for Verizon to buy them out...a carrier that operates off a 1900 mhz band is going to be MUCH more expensive to buy (not to mention that I think Verizon covets the Qchat push to talk protocol that Nextel and Motorola hold the rights to). And this is not to say that I'm a Verizon basher (I use their service), or that I'm a Nextel supporter. I think that Nextel should definitely pony up what's fair for thi...
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