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Re: FCC Gives Blessing to Sprint, Nextel Marriage

Joseph (
Wed, 10 Aug 2005 06:03:38 -0700

On 9 Aug 2005 05:02:33 -0000, John Levine <> wrote:

> That's the point, iDen doesn't provide an upgrade path to spiffy
> digital services. I wonder whether they're going to move to CDMA in
> the 800 band that Nextel uses or run the networks in parallel forever
> or what. They're surely not going to abandon the iDen band, since
> they paid so much for them and 800 propagates a lot better than 1900.

I'd say it's highly likely they'd move to the PCS 1900 band since Nextel
already has problems of interference with public safety broadcasting
in several areas in the 800 Mhz band. Nextel is already in the
process of transferring out of the 800 Mhz band. See:

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