Wednesday, July 23, 2008

NextWave to Sell Some AWS Spectrum for $150 Million

NextWave Wireless signed agreements with four parties to sell a portion of its AWS license portfolio, representing 63% of its total AWS MHz-pops, for a total of $150.1 million.


The agreements call for NextWave to sell 599 million MHz-pops of AWS spectrum at an average price of $0.25 per MHz-pop.


NextWave said its cost basis for the licenses being sold is $75.2 million or $0.126 cents per MHz-pop.


NextWave's remaining U.S. spectrum assets include 2.8 billion MHz-pops of 2.3 GHz WCS spectrum, 972 million MHz-pops of 2.5 GHz BRS/EBS spectrum, and 348 million MHz pops of AWS spectrum. In addition the company has 5.9 billion MHz-pops of spectrum in Europe, Canada, and South America.http://www.nextwave.com

  • In July 2008, NextWave Wireless signed agreements with four parties to sell a portion of its AWS license portfolio, representing 63% of its total AWS MHz-pops, for a total of $150.1 million.


    The agreements call for NextWave to sell 599 million MHz-pops of AWS spectrum at an average price of $0.25 per MHz-pop.


    NextWave said its cost basis for the licenses being sold is $75.2 million or $0.126 cents per MHz-pop.


    NextWave's remaining U.S. spectrum assets include 2.8 billion MHz-pops of 2.3 GHz WCS spectrum, 972 million MHz-pops of 2.5 GHz BRS/EBS spectrum, and 348 million MHz pops of AWS spectrum. In addition the company has 5.9 billion MHz-pops of spectrum in Europe, Canada, and South America.


  • In April 2008, NextWave announced that it had retained Deutsche Bank and UBS Investment Bank to sell its U.S. spectrum assets. The company has also retained Canaccord Adams to sell its Canadian spectrum assets.


  • Also in April, NextWave Wireless announced its NW2000 Wave 2-ready family of second-generation mobile WiMAX chipsets designed for high-volume, small form-factor wireless broadband subscriber stations, including CPE modems, PC card modems, laptops, multimode/smartphone handsets and mobile multimedia terminals.

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