AT&T Buys AWS Spectrum

AT&T has agreed to acquire AWS Spectrum from Aloha Partners. The licenses cover nearly 50 million people in 14 states — California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. AT&T anticipates closing the transaction in the second half of 2014. Financial terms were not disclosed.

This acquisition complements AT&T’s existing AWS holdings, mostly from their purchase of Leap Wireless, but their AWS coverage is a distant 3rd, compared to the AWS (1.7/2.1 GHz) holdings of Verizon and T-Mobile.

Sprint has virtually no AWS spectrum, instead utilizing their 190 MHz of 2.6 GHz and their Sprint Spark strategy to unite their 800, 1.9GHz and 2.6 GHz holdings.

Posted by Sam Churchill on .

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