[UFO Chicago] So *that's* what is going to happen to Nextel....

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Wed Nov 9 22:11:41 CST 2005

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It's not better per se, but it's a patchwork of different frequency bands that 
Nextel put together rather than a contiguous block.  Some of them are damned 
close to bands that the military uses, and they'd like some more elbow room.  

Sprint wants Nextel's business customer base, primarily.  They also want more 
bandwidth that's compatible with their network.  So they're buying Nextel, 
then trading it to the DoD for a few $$$ and some spectrum to be named later.  
Works out great for Sprint, great for the DoD, not so great for current 
Nextel customers.

Of course, this was old news a year ago when I was covering it as a reporter 
myself.  I don't know why anyone is surprised by it now. :-)

On Wednesday 09 November 2005 10:15 am, Brian Sobolak wrote:
> Jesse Becker wrote:
> > I recall there was some discussion several months back
> > about what Sprint was going to do with the Nextel network
> > (just after it purchased the same).  Turns out they are
> > selling the network to the Department of Defense:
> >
> >   http://www.broadbandreports.com/shownews/68920
> Interesting.  Is Nextel's network that much better?
> brian
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