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joanengebretson 12/5/2012 | 5:37:06 PM
re: T-Mobile, Verizon Spar Over Spectrum

Assuming Verizon is allowed to acquire the AWS spectrum from the cablecos, I'm wondering about interoperability with Verizon's existing 4G network operating in the 700 MHz band. The telcos have been saying they can't afford to offer smartphones that support more than so many spectrum bands. But it seems like Verizon will want devices that operate in either frequency band so they can roam and to gain other operational efficiencies.

marjsdad 12/5/2012 | 5:37:06 PM
re: T-Mobile, Verizon Spar Over Spectrum

It seems a little odd, since it's been common knowledge for years that cable's AWS spectrum was not being used, but was being "cleared" for use. Any carrier could have made an offer for that spectrum at any time, expecially Sprint, who was initially part of Spectrumco but SOLD its share to the other partners. Now they're all screaming? Not sure I get it.

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