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AT&T Looking to Buy AWS Spectrum from Stelera

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Top message:  Interesting. by bobc74   Feb 11, 2014, 7:13 PM

Replying to:  Re: Interesting. by B-Sides   Feb 14, 2014, 11:55 AM

Re: Interesting.

by Slammer    Feb 15, 2014, 3:27 PM

Carriers do not own spectrum. They bid on licenses through "auctions". When auctions are held, the interests vs financial ability are always considered. When two behemoths with money to burn show up, what chance do the less fortunate have? Sprint or TMO are not going to financially waste money on licensed spectrum that they would have to find it work with what they have. Sprint already has multiple frequency spectrums to contend with.

The government has already coddled ATT and VZW through the last 7 years in allowing them to piece back together what was separated from AT&T's monopoly years ago. TMO and Sprint have had the odds stacked against them from the beginning.

If you go to an auction, the one that has the financial cushion to outbid or feel confident enough for the bid will win.

John B.

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