No Contract Carriers Leap and MetroPCS Sign Roaming Agreement

Posted by Kallan Dahn Monday, September 29, 2008

MetroPCS and Leap wireless have been having trouble getting roaming agreements in place that they believe are fair. Verizon, Sprint, and Alltel are the prime candidates for such a partnership as both companies use CDMA digital cellular service. Both companies lack of success has breaded a new cooperation between the two companies that have been recently tied up in litigation. Their will be a spectrum swap resulting in Leap gaining 10 MHz of spectrum in San Diego/Fresno CA, Seattle WA, and smaller areas scattered through the states of Washington and Oregon. MetroPCS will acquire 10 MHz in Dallas/Ft Worth TX, Shreven Port/Bossier City, LA, and Lakeland/Winter Haven, FL. A Cross licensing deal between the two companies will result in an end to their litigation, and pave the way for a 10 year roaming agreement between the two no contract pioneers. Financial details of the deals were not disclosed.

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