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Verizon to buy all of Qwest's Wireless Assets

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Andrew Shepherd, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     



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  2. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  3. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  4. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  5. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  6. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  7. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  8. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  9. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  10. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  11. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  12. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  13. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  14. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  15. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  16. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Jacob Suter <jsuter@intrastar.net> wrote:
    > R?bert M. wrote:
    >
    >> So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    >> uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.

    >
    > Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    > coverage?


    Do you think anyone is doing major buildouts in those four states? Do you
    think anyone is going to cover places off the major highways where there's
    going to be minimal population and they might not be able to recoup their
    costs, even if they continue building out in those states?


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  17. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  18. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  19. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  20. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     

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