Wireless carrier Sprint Nextel spent $1.8 billion on spectrum reconfiguration related to 800 MHz rebanding through 2008 and projects it will spend $3.2 billion to $3.6 billion by the time the massive effort is complete, the company said in an annual regulatory filing released last week.
Officials for two 800 MHz public-safety licensees in Florida expressed frustration with slowdowns in their respective rebanding efforts caused by interoperability agreements and a lengthy change-order process during a panel at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Winter Summit in Orlando last week
Commercial wireless carrier Sprint Nextel this week reported a $1.6 billion loss during the fourth quarter of 2008, when the company also lost 1.3 million subscribers, most of which had been customers of the company’s services offered over its iDEN network.
BearingPoint, the consulting company that is leading the Transition Administrator’s (TA) project management of the 800 MHz rebanding efforts, yesterday announced its U.S. operation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a financial restructuring deal with its senior secured lenders.
ORLANDO—Key players in 800 MHz rebanding may face uncertain futures amid the economic downturn, but even worst-case scenarios should not jeopardize the reconfiguration process in the band, representatives of the 800 MHz Transition Administrator said yesterday