Wireless Industry News » AT&T looks to deploy FirstNet, WCS and AWS spectrum as soon as this year
AT&T plans to roll out services on its FirstNet, WCS and AWS spectrum as soon as this year, Chief Strategy Officer John Donovan said Wednesday. And it’s more than willing to build its own towers if necessary.
The nation’s No. 2 mobile network operator has amassed a significant amount of low-, mid- and high-band spectrum in recent years, according to the latest data from Allnet Insights & Analytics. AT&T spent around $18 Billion on AWS-3 spectrum licenses in 2015, and it spent less than $1 Billion during the incentive auction to pick up spectrum in 18 PEAs, grabbing 30 MHz in Dallas and lesser amounts in smaller cities.