AT&T announces that its purchase of 700MHz Qualcomm spectrum is complete

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| December 27, 2011

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And just like that, AT&T's deal is complete. Nope, not that one! AT&T today announced that it's officially concluded its purchase of 700MHz spectrum from Qualcomm, an agreement that we first learned of a little over a year ago. The deal will give AT&T 700MHz spectrum licenses that cover 300 million people in exchange for around $1.9 billion. AT&T plans to use the spectrum to beef up its 4G LTE network.

This purchase may not be the one that AT&T had really had its eye on, but hey, more spectrum is always a good thing. For those of you interested, we've got the full (and brief) press release announcing the deal's completion below.

AT&T Completes Purchase of Wireless Spectrum from Qualcomm

Dallas, Texas, December 27, 2011


AT&T* announced today that it has completed its acquisition of spectrum from Qualcomm. AT&T purchased 700 MHz spectrum licenses covering more than 300 million people for approximately $1.9 billion.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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