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NextWave looking to pawn off cache of US spectrum

Chris Ziegler

Thought that the 700MHz auction was the last chance for an all-new US carrier to emerge? Think again. Turns out that NextWave, the company behind the TDtv mobile television standard among other things, has itself a nice little collection of US spectrum that it claims covers something on the order of 251 million Americans -- and it's retaining professional help to shop the package around. These airwaves are split across the 1.7 / 2.1GHz (AWS), 2.3GHz, and 2.5GHz bandwidths, leaving with the potential buyer with a fragmented, albeit wide-reaching swath of EF that could theoretically see another player hop in the ring to offer voice, data, or both -- subject to the FCC's approval of any sale, of course.

[Via mocoNews]

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