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NextWave to Sell Its Spectrum

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T Mobster

Apr 24, 2008, 8:38 PM
never heard of them before Confused
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jcoberg10

Apr 24, 2008, 9:13 PM
These frequencies aren't even in use right now by any carriers? how is this good spectrum?
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RUFF1415

Apr 25, 2008, 2:11 AM
Both the 1.7Ghz and 2.5Ghz bands are already slated for use by two of the majors...T-Mobile and Sprint, respectively.

The 1.7Ghz could easily be acquired by T-Mobile and folded into their portfolio to use during their nationwide 3G launch. Sprint on the other hand, I believe is at the market cap in almost every metropolitan area with its 2.5Ghz spectrum holdings. They will use the band for their WiMax launch later this year.
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wecivus

Apr 25, 2008, 10:00 AM
There is no market cap anymore. That was done away with in 2003.
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RUFF1415

Apr 26, 2008, 8:12 AM
I'm not saying that you're incorrect, but can you answer me a few questions if this is true?

If the market cap for spectrum within a single band also within a single market was done away with in 2003, then why did former Cingular have to divest spectrum holdings in several markets when they acquired AT&T Wireless in 2004?

Why are companies still required to do so when they acquire other wireless companies?

I believe that a market cap around 70 or 80 Mhz per market still exists.
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algorithmplus

Apr 26, 2008, 9:37 PM
Yeah, there is some kind of a market cap. It may partially be determined by the size and strength of competitors in a market, but there are still restrictions in place. It's nothing nearly what it was years ago, though.
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fracturedpsyche

Apr 26, 2008, 10:40 PM
anyone interested in some concrete info re: spectrum caps should check out this article:

http://www.rcrnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20 ... »

on a side note,there's nothing i hate more than self-righteous governement agencies that interfer with the "free market"...not so free after all.
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