What’s Behind AT&T’s Plans for Alltel Assets?

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Now that AT&T’s purchase of wireless assets that formerly belonged to Alltel has closed, AT&T plans to convert that network – which currently uses CDMA – to HSPA+ and LTE. The assets, which include rural areas of six states, were in the hands of Atlantic...Learn More

Is AT&T’s Acquisition of ATNI/ Alltel Assets Part of Project Velocity?

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Is this essentially one more element of Project Velocity IP, AT&T’s rural initiative announced last year? AT&T today said it plans to acquire wireless spectrum and assets in rural areas of several southern and Midwestern states from Atlantic Tele-Network  Inc. –a move that could help...Learn More

U.S. Cellular, Alltel Wireless, Walmart Partner on U Prepaid

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CHICAGO AND LITTLE ROCK (April 30, 2012) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Alltel Wireless have joined together to begin offering U Prepaid, a no contract wireless service, in select Walmart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) in local communities across 18 states beginning in May. The...Learn More

AT&T Making Progress in Converting Former Alltel Markets

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AT&T is expanding its wireless business in several rural markets, including territories in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa and Montana, among others, having completed the transition of infrastructure in these states from that of its Alltel acquisition to its own mobile broadband network....Learn More

ATN Builds More Alltel Cell Sites

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BEVERLY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI) announced today the activation of new digital cell sites across the Alltel Wireless footprint, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to enhance network quality for voice and high speed data services. In order to meet the growing...Learn More

Alltel Adds Free Wireless Fridays

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010  — In is continuing effort to bring their customers the best value, service and innovation in the industry, Alltel Wireless today announced the launch of “Free Fridays,” an exclusive one-of-a kind calling feature that provides consumers with longer and more affordable...Learn More

Alltel Beefs Up Subscriber Analysis Capabilitiy

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TORONTO, CANADA, September 28, 2010 — Scorecard Systems Inc., a global leader in reporting and analysis solutions for cable, broadband and telecommunications companies, today announced that it had been selected by Alltel Wireless, a wireless carrier with over 800,000 subscribers based in Little Rock, AR,...Learn More

AT&T Completes Alltel Asset Acquisition

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AT&T has gained control of former Alltel markets in 79 markets across 18 states, representing approximately 1.6 million subscribers. The new wireless assets come from a mandated divestiture from Verizon, which was ordered in exchange for regulatory approval of their acquisition of Alltel. The transaction...Learn More

AT&T Close to Closing on Alltel Assets

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AT&T and Verizon engineered a swap of wireless assets (and some cash) in order for Verizon to gain approval for its acquisition of the former rural wireless carrier Alltel. The swap involved AT&T buying approximately 1.5 million new subscribers across an 18 state footprint. As...Learn More

ATN Closes Alltel Assets Acquisition, Alltel Brand Lives On

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We reported last week that ATN had gained approval from both the Justice Department and the FCC for its purchase of former Alltel assets from Verizon Wireless. Today, Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN) reports the $223 million deal has officially closed. Verizon Wireless was required to divest...Learn More

ATN Making Progress on Alltel Wireless Purchase, Welcomes Allied Wireless

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Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Justice to purchase former Alltel assets from Verizon. Verizon had to divest these assets as a condition of their Alltel acquisition. ATN still needs FCC approval before the deal can officially close. At the...Learn More

AtlanticTele-Network Gets Financial House in Order Ahead of Alltel Purchase

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Atlantic Tele-Network announced that its bankers have approved a new $150 million term loan to finance Atlantic’s pending acquisition of Alltel wireless assets, by way of Verizon Wireless. Verizon was required to divest of these Alltel assets, which includes wireless infrastructure and subscribers in Georgia,...Learn More