Bellevue, Wash. — Sep. 18, 2006
Bidding in the FCC's Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum auction has concluded, and the T-Mobile USA, Inc. bidding entity is the high bidder on 120 licenses covering the continental United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands, Alaska and major markets including New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago for an aggregate of approximately $4.182 billion.
"We want to commend Chairman Martin, the other Commissioners, and the staff of the Wireless Bureau for their efforts in running this important auction in an efficient and timely fashion,” said Robert Dotson, President and CEO, T-Mobile USA.
T-Mobile USA and Deutsche Telekom are unable to comment further at this time due to ongoing FCC restrictions. The company will share more information after the conclusion of the FCC quiet period.
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About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group - 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA - all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world's most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.