Verizon Looks to Snap Up Spectrum in Pennsylvania
Verizon Wireless today filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission seeking permission to purchase spectrum owned by South Canaan Cellular Communications (subsidiary of U.S. Cellular) in two Pennsylvania counties. Verizon is specifically looking at South Canaan's cellular Block B licenses KNKN800 and associated common carrier fixed point-to-point microwave licenses. Verizon wants the spectrum because it currently doesn't serve those markets and would like to enter the markets with 3G voice and data services, and eventually LTE 4G services. The transaction, if approved, would give Verizon a 59MHz block of spectrum below 1GHz. Once the deal is closed, Verizon Wireless would transition South Canaan's customers to its services over a period of nine to 12 months.
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.
T-Mobile and Verizon Agree to Another Spectrum Swap
T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have petitioned the FCC for permission to swap AWS and PCS spectrum licenses in 92 counties and/or 41 Cellular Market Areas around the country. The companies propose to switch spectrum licenses, but not cellular assets or customers.
AT&T Hopes to Score Spectrum from Cellular Properties
AT&T recently filed paperwork with the FCC seeking permission to buy some Cellular A Block and microwave point-to-point spectrum from Cellular Properties Inc. The spectrum in question covers 11 counties and parts of two Cellular Market Areas in Illinois.
Verizon and T-Mobile Agree to $173M Spectrum Swap
Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have agreed to exchange AWS-1 and PCS spectrum in dozens of markets around the country in a deal valued at $173 million. The spectrum in question covers portions of Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Northeast corner of PA is all U.S. Cellular. Every single carrier other than them roam in that area. Interesting to see if VZW inches into that area.
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