Sunday, February 6, 2005

Nextel Accepts FCC Spectrum Swap

Nextel Communications formally accepted the FCC's plan to exchange spectrum that potentially interferes with public safety communication systems.

The multibillion dollar deal is expected to end years of legal wrangling.

  • In December 2004, Sprint and Nextel Communications announced their plans to merge into a larger wireless and integrated communications service provider. The two companies currently serve more than 35 million wireless subscribers and 5 million additional subscribers through affiliates and partners.