AT&T To Buy Qualcomm's Wireless Spectrum

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    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
    From Reuters:
    December 20, 2010, 9:48 a.m.

    NEW YORK - AT&T Inc plans to buy wireless spectrum from Qualcomm Inc for $1.93 billion and boost its 4G network, aiming to counter criticism over iPhone service quality and a threat from rivals like Verizon Wireless.

    AT&T is the sole U.S. carrier for Apple Inc's iPhone, but smaller rivals like Sprint Nextel and Clearwire Corp have been adopting 4G, a new wireless standard that enables better Internet access including video.

    It is the sort of wireless bandwidth AT&T desires -- and will get with Monday's deal -- given the strain iPhone has put on its existing network. At times, customers in cities like New York and San Francisco have complained of dropped calls and slow Web connections.

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