AT&T purchase looks to boost 3G connectivity in rural areas

Mon, May 11, 2009


AT&T recently completed a $2.35 Billion deal for Verizon’s Alltel assets in a move that will eventually increase 3G connectivity for subscribers in rural areas.  As part of the deal, AT&T will receive all of Alltel’s licenses and network gear in 79 services areas, including rural areas in States like Alabama, Michigan, Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, North and South Dakota, and Wyoming.

The complete migration to AT&T’s 3G network, however, will take about a year as AT&T will need to convert “Verizon’s CMDA gear to its own GSM technology.”

via iPodObserver


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