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AT&T Mobility is seeking to buy more 700 MHz and AWS spectrum, indicating that even as it pushes for more airwave through auctions it is still intent on gobbling up spectrum on the secondary market.

AT&T applied to the FCC to approve three separate spectrum transactions. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. In all of the transactions, AT&T is arguing the spectrum will let it "augment network capacity, better accommodate its overall growth and facilitate the provision of additional products and services to its customers in the markets that the transaction would affect" as well as generally bolster its LTE network.

In the first deal, AT&T wants to get from NTCH and its affiliate WGH Communications 12 MHz of Lower 700 MHz B Block spectrum in 18 counties in six Cellular Market Areas ("CMAs") across parts of Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. In a second deal for 700 MHz spectrum, AT&T wants to get from MilkyWay Broadband 12 MHz of Lower 700 MHz C Block spectrum in 71 counties in 15 CMAs across parts of Florid a, Georgia, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Read the full article