Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Verizon Wireless Buys Plateau Wireless in New Mexico

Verizon Wireless has acquired wireless assets in New Mexico RSA #6, owned by E.N.M.R. Telephone Cooperative and its subsidiary Plateau Telecommunications and operated under the brand name Plateau Wireless.  Financial terms were not disclosed.


The deal includes Plateau Wireless' Cellular, PCS and AWS spectrum covering southeastern New Mexico, as well as customers and related GSM operations.  The licenses and the operating assets being acquired cover a population of 259,000 and approximately 26,100 square miles, including state highways U.S. 285, U.S. 54 and U.S. 70.  Major population centers include Roswell, Carlsbad, Artesia and Hobbs, N.M.


Verizon Wireless plans to convert the Plateau Wireless GSM network to CDMA for voice service; and EV-DO (3G) and 4G LTE for data services.  Verizon Wireless will serve acquired Plateau Wireless customers, using the existing Plateau Wireless brand name, until the network conversion is complete 




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