AT&T Buys Spectrum For 3G, LTE Networks

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September 18, 2009| InformationWeek - The deal will enable the carrier to boost its existing 3G networks and transition to 4G networks based on Long-Term Evolution technology.

AT&T will purchase 24 licenses for wireless spectrum from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen for an undisclosed amount in order to boost its mobile data network.

Allen agreed to sell the wireless spectrum licenses, which cover large portions of Oregon and Washington, through his Vulcan Spectrum company. The licenses include the C-block segment in the 700-Mhz frequency, which can cover large areas and penetrate through walls.

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