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AT&T-DirecTV merger closer to reality with DirecTV shareholder approval

AT&T buys rural CDMA player Alltel

US carrier AT&T said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire the retail wireless operations of Atlantic Tele-Network, which operates under the Alltel brand for $780m in cash.

Ofcom is planning for the next spectrum auction

European giants call for 1800MHz device support for LTE

In a major shift in operator preferences for LTE spectrum, three of Europe’s most influential carriers have joined together to encourage vendor support for LTE devices operating in the 1800MHz spectrum. Making their announcement at the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and TeliaSonera earmarked the soon-to-be-re-farmed 1800MHz spectrum as their preferred choice for rolling out LTE networks.

Verizon to regain top spot with Alltel acquisition

US mobile operator Verizon Wireless said Thursday it has agreed to acquire regional mobile carrier Alltel for $28.1bn in cash and assumed debt. UK-based Vodafone, which holds a 45 per cent stake in Verizon, had confirmed the discussions earlier on in the day, sparking concerns over Vodafone’s long awaited dividend from its Verizon stake. Voda […]

US 700MHZ spectrum auction draws 266 bidders

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a list of 266 bidders for the forthcoming 700MHz spectrum auction. Among those companies listed as having accepted applications is Google Airwaves. Other interested parties include Alltel, AT&T, MetroPCS, Qualcomm, Verizon and investment company Vulcan Spectrum, which is headed up by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen.  Google has said […]

Alltel bought for $27.5bn

US cellco Alltel said late Sunday that it has signed an agreement to be acquired by Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and the Texas Pacific Group for $27.5bn in cash. Under the agreement, the private equity firms will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Alltel for $71.50 per share, representing a 23 per cent […]

Alltel up for sale?

US regional CDMA operator Alltel is rumoured to be up for sale. The rumour mill began grinding away late last week when executives said during the company’s fourth quarter results that Alltel was exploring its options. Speculation that Verizon Wireless may be interested in the company is strong, given that both operators use CDMA. Such […]

Motorola delivers WiMAX to Alltel

Motorola yesterday announced it has been contracted by U.S. operator Alltel to provide its MOTOwi4 canopy wireless broadband solution to help the operator deliver last mile access to the home. The MOTOwi4 portfolio of solutions includes canopy wireless broadband, broadband over powerline, WiFi mesh, high-speed backhaul and WiMAX products.

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