AT&T Going After Verizon Wireless Assets
Top message: I don't understand how this works. . . by Jayshmay
Replying to: Re: I don't understand how this works. . . by haley72
Re: I don't understand how this works. . .
Spectrum is issued by the FCC (like in the 700 MHz auction) for any company to use for their needs. This has nothing to do with the technology used to handle wireless calls, it is merely the frequency used to to carry the technology (it's basically the road in an interstate system).
CDMA and GSM are technologies that allow the phones to communicate to the network in general. In a technical term they are decoding schemes that use the spectrum to communicate how the phones should talk to the network. (They would be the cars on the interstate, they are how you get around).
Towers are where carriers put up their antennas to transmit the spectrum to user their technology to talk. (They would be entrances and exits on this interstate).
The divestment that Verizon has created in order to sell them owns both towers and spectrum. Technology can be chosen by the new buyer of this divestiture. CDMA, GSM, LTE, EVDO or whatever can be used on any spectrum.
I hope that answers some of the questions.
- Re: I don't understand how this works. . . by JeffdaBeat