T-Mobile Paying U.S. Cellular $308 Million For 10MHz Of AWS Spectrum

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Spectrum, spectrum, spectrum. Carriers and wireless users alike need it. And the country’s number 4 carrier needs it perhaps more than any if they’re ever going to catch up to the “big 3″. And catch up a little more they did.

Today, T-Mobile announced that they are acquiring 10 MHz of AWS spectrum for LTE purposes from U.S. Cellular. The spectrum grab costed a cool $308 million in cash. T-Mobile says the spectrum will immediately be put to use for LTE deployments in St. Louis; Nashville; Kansas City; Memphis; Lexington; Little Rock-North Little Rock; Birmingham; New Orleans; and Louisville. Additionally, T-Mobile says incremental rollouts will also occur in other (unnamed markets) both in the form of completely new and upgraded forms.

With Verizon at 500 LTE markets, AT&T racing toward that number fairly quickly and even Sprint starting to gain some momentum, T-Mobile is the odd man out int he LTE race. So, any news is good news.

Source: T-Mobile

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