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VZW and AT&T still hoarding AWS spectrum?

Azeron

Jan 25, 2010, 9:53 PM
Thank Google that these *Bleepards* are not able to sit on the 700mzH spectrum they purchased as they appear to be with the AWS. It is almost as though they purchased the AWS spectrum simply to keep a start up from building out a competitor in the wireless arena. Surprised
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dave73

Jan 26, 2010, 1:57 AM
Azeron said:
Thank Google that these *Bleepards* are not able to sit on the 700mzH spectrum they purchased as they appear to be with the AWS. It is almost as though they purchased the AWS spectrum simply to keep a start up from building out a competitor in the wireless arena. Surprised


For the AWS spectrum, VZW is only sitting on the F Blocks for the Northeast, south, Mississippi Valley, & Great Lakes Regions, and A & B blocks for Louisiana (where there's no overlap in the F block) & Hawaii. VZW is waiting for LTE before they use AWS. 34 - 46mhz of 700 in major markets & 22mhz everywhere else in the USA (minus Alaska & Puerto Rico, where they didn't bid on 700) won't be enough. For AWS, all they have is 20m...
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