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:

  • Alaska – Anchorage, Bethel, Wade Hampton and Haines
  • California – Modoc, Alpine, Mono andSierra
  • Delaware and Maryland – Kent
  • Nevada – Reno, Humboldt, Lander, Storey and White Pine
  • Pennsylvania – Crawford, Lawrence and Erie
  • Virginia – Caroline

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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