TITLE

Clift's Edge

AUTHOR(S)
O'Shea, Dan
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Telephony;3/22/2004, Vol. 245 Issue 6, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Cingular Wireless LLC announced a $41 billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless Services Inc. last month. Bill Clift, chief technical officer at Cingular Wireless, must be excited about the prospect of inheriting a network that has even more base stations than Cingular's, and gives the company all the spectrum it could want. AT&T Wireless has 25,300 base stations nationwide, while Cingular has 21,800. Combined the two carriers cover 97 of the top 100 markets. There will be a coverage overlap in many markets, and Cingular will have to figure out how to best arrange the surplus equipment for maximum coverage.
ACCESSION #
12688948

 

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