AWS Wireless wins island WiMAX licence

27 Sep 2006

Puerto Rico has awarded a WiMAX network operating licence to AWS Wireless, a subsidiary of US-based WiMAX equipment and solutions provider NextWave Wireless, reports BNamericas. The licence is part of an advanced wireless spectrum (AWS) auction conducted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which also includes twelve states in the US; the NextWave unit bid a total of USD116 million for 154 regional AWS concessions.

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