AT&T buys 700MHz spectrum from Vulcan

17 Sep 2009

Seattle-based Vulcan Spectrum has agreed terms with AT&T to divest 24 wireless spectrum licences, Bloomberg reports, citing government filings. The licences, which cover parts of Oregon and Washington state, were purchased by Paul Allen-owned Vulcan in 2003 and cover the ‘C block’ segment of the airwaves within the 700MHz band, a part of the spectrum band previously reserved for UHF television channels; this spectrum was freed up for wireless use following the switch from analogue to digital TV earlier this year. AT&T refused to release the terms of the deal, but revealed that the company has purchased the spectrum to support its plans to deploy Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks in 2011.

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