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Replying to:  IPCS bought up? by Slammer   Jan 6, 2009, 9:02 AM

Sprint buying Alltel markets?

by algorithmplus    Jan 6, 2009, 1:41 PM

After reading that post, I had to wonder whether Sprint might be planning to buy some the Alltel markets that Verizon Wireless will have to divest. While it would make sense that AT&T might like them to fill coverage gaps, Verizon Wireless might just rather sell to Sprint than AT&T for spite.

AT&T would make sense since Alltel, through former Western Wireless markets, has existing GSM infrastructure in much of the coverage areas to be divested. Supposedly, since the GSM coverage is for roaming only, Verizon Wireless could keep them, but it seems odd Verizon Wireless would like to get into the GSM roaming business, but then again, it might help with the upgrade and deployment to LTE, so who knows.

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