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FCC to Decide Outcome of AT&T, Sprint Network Battle

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Mar 18, 2008, 8:01 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

AT&T and Sprint are in the middle of a dispute concerning access charges and have taken their confrontation to the FCC. Wireless companies often allow competitors to access their networks so they can exchange customer calls. Sprint is fighting to expand such an agreement it had with AT&T to a 22-state region. Sprint argues that AT&T's 2006 buyout of BellSouth led to several government-applied conditions, and one of them allows Sprint to extend the no-fee access to half the U.S. AT&T, which stands to lose millions in revenue, thinks Sprint is misinterpreting the clause. The outcome of the disagreement will have serious financial consequences on both companies. The FCC is reviewing the case.

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bones boy

Mar 18, 2008, 8:39 AM

How does this work?

Sprint-Nextel and AT&T use different technologies for their cell networks. How can they share networks in particular markets? Am I missing something?
They may use different technologies, but they run the same frequency (850/1900 MHz) Looking at the article mentioning BellSouth, I think the issue is the 850 MHz that Sprint want to roam off of.
I believe this has something to do with the landline exchange system. Usually X company pays Y company for the call routing onto their system. Which is why BellSouth was mentioned.
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