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T-Mobile 700MHz spectrum deal with Triad complete, covers 2.43 million POPs

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In September, T-Mobile had been on something of a roll. It submitted many applications to acquire more low-band spectrum from a number of companies and owners. One of the biggest transactions (or collection of transactions) was with Triad 700. A company which owned 700MHz spectrum in Alaska and Nevada among others. In total, the deal would bring band 12 coverage to 2.43 million people. Just a few days back, the transaction was approved by the FCC.

What that means is T-Mo is now free to build out its 700MHz frequency in Anchorage, Alaska and Reno, Nevada as well as Erie, Pennsylvania and Salisbury, Maryland. Of course, these licenses cover quite a wide area of individual markets, counties and cities, so for the full list of affected areas beside to check out the FCC PDF.

Briefly, the markets covered are as follows:

Once the markets are live, they’ll add to those already officially active in Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Minneapolis and Washington, helping customers retain LTE coverage even after they go indoors.

Source: FCC filing 1, filing 2, filing 3, filing 4

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