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AT&T Seeking 700MHz Spectrum from Peoples Wireless

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Nov 6, 2015, 11:27 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to purchase two Lower 700 MHz C Block licenses from Peoples Wireless in Texas. If granted, AT&T would hold 24 MHz of contiguous, paired Lower 700 MHz spectrum in the two cellular market areas in question. AT&T says this would let it deploy 10x10 MHz LTE carrier aggregation and improve coverage/performance. The two CMAs cover 17 counties across Texas. AT&T could hold between 30 and 55 MHz of below-1GHz spectrum in the CMAs, which triggers additional scrutiny from the FCC. The agency has accepted the filings and set up the initial set of target dates for petitions to deny, oppositions, and replies. Small transactions such as this are common between companies. AT&T did not place a dollar value on the spectrum transfer.


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Nov 6, 2015, 1:22 PM

Rich and Eric, you guys are missing the real news :)

While AT&T is buying these tiny licenses, T-Mobile has just filed an application for the purchase of A block licenses covering nearly 18 million people:

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/ApplicationSe arch/applMain.jsp?applID=9306938

They have also filed several other applications over the past week or so to buy 700Mhz licenses covering about a million POPs with purchases covering about another million or two expected to be filed by T-Mobile over the coming couple of weeks.
Can you provide all of the website links and new stories please??? The website link you posted to the fcc.gov website is broken thank you sir if you could and have a great week!!!🙂
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