The FCC and Justice Department are set to clear Verizon Wireless’ $3.9 billion purchase of AWS spectrum from a group of cable operators, a transaction that adds to the operator’s stockpile of spectrum for its LTE network.
The government is said to be set to approve Verizon Wireless’ $3.9 billion purchase of AWS spectrum from four cable operators.
AT&T announced today it is acquiring NextWave Wireless to expand capacity for its LTE deployments using the company’s WCS and AWS spectrum.
AT&T to Acquire NextWave
Verizon Wireless is working to refute Sprint’s claims that its $3.9 billion purchase of AWS spectrum and marketing deals with a group of cable providers will reduce competition and raise prices for backhaul.
VZW: AWS Deal with Cable Ops Won’t Affect Backhaul
Verizon Wireless will move quickly to use the AWS spectrum it is paying $3.9 billion to acquire from four cable operators, two of its executives told officials from the FCC’s wireless bureau this week.