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NEWS: Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets From Devon Mobile Communications LLC

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by CK, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. CK

    CK Guest

    Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets From Devon Mobile
    Communications LLC
    Monday September 8, 11:29 am ET

    BEDMINSTER, N.J. -(Dow Jones)- Verizon Wireless acquired Devon Mobile
    Communications LLC's radio spectrum and network assets for $10.5 million.
    The wireless service provider also acquired Devon's personal communication
    services license and some network assets that cover the Lebanon, N.H., basic
    trading area for $635,000.

    In a press release Monday, Verizon Wireless said the deals provides it with
    capacity to meet future demand in Pittsburgh and expand into new service
    areas in New Hampshire and Vermont.

    The Pittsburgh license has a total population of about 2.5 million.

    The Lebanon, N.H., license serves markets with a total population of
    181,600. Verizon Wireless expects to begin offering service to this area in
    2004.

    Verizon Wireless, which has 34.6 million customers, is a joint venture of
    Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group PLC .

    Company Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com

    -Eamon Beltran; Dow Jones Newswires; 201-938-5400
     



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  2. Joe Burke

    Joe Burke Guest

    Re: Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets From Devon Mobile Communications LLC

    well the added service in vermont might be nice

    "CK" <no@email.com> wrote in message
    news:RS57b.50066$nf3.27186@fed1read07...
    > Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets From Devon Mobile
    > Communications LLC
    > Monday September 8, 11:29 am ET
    >
    > BEDMINSTER, N.J. -(Dow Jones)- Verizon Wireless acquired Devon Mobile
    > Communications LLC's radio spectrum and network assets for $10.5 million.
    > The wireless service provider also acquired Devon's personal communication
    > services license and some network assets that cover the Lebanon, N.H.,

    basic
    > trading area for $635,000.
    >
    > In a press release Monday, Verizon Wireless said the deals provides it

    with
    > capacity to meet future demand in Pittsburgh and expand into new service
    > areas in New Hampshire and Vermont.
    >
    > The Pittsburgh license has a total population of about 2.5 million.
    >
    > The Lebanon, N.H., license serves markets with a total population of
    > 181,600. Verizon Wireless expects to begin offering service to this area

    in
    > 2004.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless, which has 34.6 million customers, is a joint venture of
    > Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group PLC .
    >
    > Company Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com
    >
    > -Eamon Beltran; Dow Jones Newswires; 201-938-5400
    >
    >
    >
     
  3. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    Re: NEWS: Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets From Devon Mobile Communications

    Search Google on "Denny Strigl" and you'll find his testimony in front
    of Congress' telecom committee begging his paid hacks to get rid of
    the FCC's 45 Mhz limit per company rule so VZW can buy ALL the
    carriers and become the monopoly he wants.

    Let's all hope the FCC isn't that stupid.....


    Larry

    Extremely intelligent life must exist in the universe.
    You can tell because they never tried to contact us.
     
  4. tg w

    tg w Guest

    Re: NEWS: Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets From Devon Mobile Communications

    This might address the coverage problems in the rural areas surrounding
    Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Cellular coverage for doctors and
    other staff members on call for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has
    traditionally been a nightmare. I also know that they are adding
    additional towers in the area -- VZW and other carriers are building one
    on land owned by the Elks in Lebanon, NH.

    "CK" <no@email.com> wrote in article <RS57b.50066$nf3.27186@fed1read07>:
    > Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets From Devon Mobile
    > Communications LLC
    > Monday September 8, 11:29 am ET
    >
    > BEDMINSTER, N.J. -(Dow Jones)- Verizon Wireless acquired Devon Mobile
    > Communications LLC's radio spectrum and network assets for $10.5 million.
    > The wireless service provider also acquired Devon's personal communication
    > services license and some network assets that cover the Lebanon, N.H., basic
    > trading area for $635,000.
    >
    > In a press release Monday, Verizon Wireless said the deals provides it with
    > capacity to meet future demand in Pittsburgh and expand into new service
    > areas in New Hampshire and Vermont.
    >
    > The Pittsburgh license has a total population of about 2.5 million.
    >
    > The Lebanon, N.H., license serves markets with a total population of
    > 181,600. Verizon Wireless expects to begin offering service to this area in
    > 2004.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless, which has 34.6 million customers, is a joint venture of
    > Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group PLC .
    >
    > Company Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com
    >
    > -Eamon Beltran; Dow Jones Newswires; 201-938-5400
    >
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
     
  5. Justa Lurker

    Justa Lurker Guest

    Re: NEWS: Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets From Devon Mobile Communications

    It was Tue, 09 Sep 2003 10:56:08 GMT, and nospam@home.com
    (Larry W4CSC) wrote in alt.cellular.verizon:
    | Search Google on "Denny Strigl" and you'll find his testimony
    | in front of Congress' telecom committee begging his paid hacks
    | to get rid of the FCC's 45 Mhz limit per company rule so VZW
    | can buy ALL the carriers and become the monopoly he wants.

    No Larry, that isn't possible.

    | Let's all hope the FCC isn't that stupid.....

    No where near as stupid as you are.

    JL


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  6. Male Bomb

    Male Bomb Guest

    Re: NEWS: Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets From Devon Mobile Communications


    > No Larry, that isn't possible.
    >
    > | Let's all hope the FCC isn't that stupid.....
    >
    > No where near as stupid as you are.
    >
    > JL


    Didn't realize you were part of Larry's "fan" club, lol . MB

    [posted via phonescoop.com]
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Re: NEWS: Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets From Devon Mobile Communications

    On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 03:31:34 -0500, About Dakota <glaeske@yifan.net>
    wrote:

    >Maybe before Verizon Wireless bitches about not having enough spectrum,
    >they should build out the spectrum they already own. Verizon Wireless
    >owns spectrum for all of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana, but
    >there are very large areas of absolutely no coverage.


    Umm, I hate to break it to you...you should probably already know
    this... but there are very large areas of those three states with
    ABSOLUTELY NO PEOPLE.

    While in an ideal, utopian world, wireless companies would "build out
    their spectrum to serve unserved areas"...building out spectrum costs
    large amounts of money, and if they don't feel they'll get enough
    revenue from doing so...well, VZW and other carriers are not charity
    cases.

    If the government or someone wants to SUBSIDIZE building out sparsely
    populated rural areas, then mandate it, that's another matter.

    I will say that I believe all U.S. interstate highways and major
    highways to that level (i.e. major 4 lane U.S./state connectors)
    should be covered. But I'm not about call for imposing the financial
    conditions to do so.

    Mike
     
  8. XFF

    XFF Guest

    Re: NEWS: Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets From Devon Mobile Communications

    About Dakota <glaeske@yifan.net> wrote in message news:<3F6032E6.7070703@yifan.net>...

    > Maybe before Verizon Wireless bitches about not having enough spectrum,
    > they should build out the spectrum they already own. Verizon Wireless
    > owns spectrum for all of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana, but
    > there are very large areas of absolutely no coverage. The FCC should
    > come up with a regulation that if a company owns spectrum and does not
    > develop it in a due amount of time, it should be lost to a company that
    > will. This will help fuel the growth of wireless services to areas not
    > currently served.


    The "regulation" you're asking for already exists. After the initial
    5 year buildout period, any provider can petition to fill in coverage
    for any unserved or underserved area within the original licensee's
    CGSA. CC Communications which was originally licensed only for CMA543
    have since expanded into CMA544 and CMA546 (VZW licensed markets)
    because of the unserved area clause. Commnet Wireless build their
    whole business out of that clause, and so are some other small rural
    western providers, for instance Suburban Cellular in CO, and NECCI in
    NE.
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Re: NEWS: Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets From Devon Mobile Communications

    On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 13:08:41 -0500, About Dakota <glaeske@yifan.net>
    wrote:

    >Absolutely, no people, huh? I guess vegetables plant themselves and
    >walk themselves to your supermarket when they're ready?


    Do the vegetables use Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile? ;)

    I was just playing off your wording. But it's clearly a numbers game.
    Sparsely populated areas are areas where carriers CAN LOSE MONEY by
    spending millions to throw up digital cell signals. It's the primary
    reason analog still exists in many of these areas as the ONLY cell
    service.

    If a provider puts up full digital coverage in an area where perhaps a
    dozen or so people use their service, what's the sense in that?

    Mike
     

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