C Spire Wireless grabs PCS spectrum from Leap

12 Aug 2013

Mississippi-based C Spire Wireless recently purchased PCS spectrum from Leap Wireless, Fierce Wireless reports, citing a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing from the latter company. On 4 June – more than a month before Leap formalised a deal to be taken over by AT&T Mobility – the San Diego-based firm offloaded a 10MHz PCS concession covering Biloxi to C Spire, for just USD6 million. Although the transaction is comparatively small in the world of US spectrum deals, it offers an interesting indication that C Spire harbours aspirations to beef up its coverage in its core markets as an increasing number of ‘Tier 2’ operators scramble to agree takeovers with larger rivals.

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