AT&T updates on FWA progress

26 Sep 2018

US telecoms giant AT&T has informed Fierce Wireless that it is on track to meet its previously established fixed-wireless access (FWA) rollout target, which will ultimately see it cover 1.1 million locations in 18 states by 2020. The network, which uses standards-based LTE equipment in the 2.3GHz Wireless Communications Services (WCS) band, notched up coverage of 440,000 homes and businesses in January this year, the report notes

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in August 2012 AT&T agreed a deal worth up to USD600 million to acquire San Diego-based spectrum holding company NextWave Wireless, a major holder of 2.3GHz (WCS) frequencies. Subsequently, May 2014 saw the telco ink an agreement to purchase 19 WCS licences from Sprint; these concessions covered a number of locations across the South, including markets in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Georgia.

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