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Will Nextel end up with 1900 MHz spectrum?

Sam K

May 6, 2008, 9:42 AM
If Sprint sells off Nextel, will Nextel end up with the 1900 MHz spectrum that the FCC agreed to give Nextel in exchange for vacating some of it's 850 MHz spectrum? If so, does that mean Nextel will keep using iDen and move to the 1900 MHz spectrum?

Here's an article about the spectrum swap that I'm referring to.
http://www.networkworld.com/edge/news/2005/0208nexte ... »

May 6, 2008, 10:04 AM
I doubt it. Sprint will take the 1900 MHz and run with it, and now that I think about it, that may have been the reason for the merger to begin with. It's an easy score, the government is trading a frequency you want, what's easier than bidding on it? Buying the company and jacking the spectrum, then selling the company off. That's obviously has to be one of the reason why DT is so interested, I mean why else would they be intested now instead of waiting until Sprint's too far gone to save themselves. I think in the end the government will either forget the situation till another national emergency or after Sprint sales off Nextel they will bail Nextel out with a multi-billion dollar contract to run the National Emergency System, allowin...

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