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Nextel Amends Spectrum Proposal

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May 4, 2004, 10:55 AM   by (staff)

Nextel yesterday made a new proposal to the FCC to resolve interference with public safety communications. The proposal involves Nextel paying TV broadcasters about $512 million to relocate broadcast auxiliary services from the 1900 MHz band to the 2100 MHz band. The spectrum involved is used for news gathering, such as live video feeds from on-location reporters. The move would clear that part of the 1900 MHz band for Nextel to use for its cellular phone service. The proposal is endorsed by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Association for Maximum Service Television (MSTV).

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viper

May 4, 2004, 1:38 PM

Take that verizon

this is actually entertaining.

Verizon proposes that nextel should pay 3-5 times more than Nextel's initial proposal for less useful spectrum (2.1 GHz)

Nextel comes back and says no..we think we'll pay less than our initial proposal for 1.9 GHz and we have broadcasters backing us up.
viper said:
this is actually entertaining.

Verizon proposes that nextel should pay 3-5 times more than Nextel's initial proposal for less useful spectrum (2.1 GHz)

Nextel comes back and says no..we think we'll pay less than
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First of all it was not VZW wanting Nextel to pay 3 billion it was the CTIA. And VZW has nothing against Nextel getting that 1900 spectrum as long as they are willing to pay what it is worth. If Netel out bid VZW and all other companies for that spe...
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graphikzking

May 7, 2004, 10:11 AM

NEXTEL??

I saw earlier that they said VZW could loose market share? That is correct when you have everyone against you.. similar with Nokia in the phone class... everyone sets you as a benchmark and tries to beat you any way possible...

as far as Nextel with better service?? What planet do you get service on? T MOBILE just passed them last year in Subscriber count? so how is nextel taking Vzw Market share? They added 3times the amount of customers than Nextel did in EVERY single quarter of the past 5!

I don't think that Nextel will be able to get the spectrum because the Broadcasters don't own it to give it up! If they release their rights to it.. then it is open spectrum therefore available for auction!

Just like everytime a Wireless compa...
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Rich Brome

May 6, 2004, 6:56 PM

Good editorial on this topic

Andy Seybold is one of the most well-respected analysts in the industry, and he's been following this particular topic a lot more closely than most people (myself included).

Since this seems to be a popular topic for discussion, I thought others might enjoy this editorial:

http://www.outlook4mobility.com/commentary2004/may06 ... »
Rich Brome said:
Andy Seybold is one of the most well-respected analysts in the industry, and he's been following this particular topic a lot more closely than most people (myself included).

Since this seems to be a popular topi
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Well, I don't know how I flubbed that last post, but what I MEANT to say was "thank you". LOL.
 
 
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