AT&T is after more 700MHz spectrum
AT&T intends to use the spectrum to increase its LTE capacity across nine markets (Cellular Market Areas or CMAs) in Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. AT&T would hold 70-125MHz of spectrum in those markets.
It looks as though the FCC is ready to give this transaction green light unless “petitions to deny” are submitted by November 14th. This would be very important for AT&T after its failed merger attempt. This spectrum will certainly help the carrier expand its footprint as it rolls out LTE services. And if the deal goes through, that certainly means better service for AT&T’s customers.