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Verizon Wireless buying spree

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by agentHibby, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. agentHibby

    agentHibby Iowa Cellular Guru
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    Lets go thur all of Verizon Wireless buying spree since 2004.
    I think I got them all now as of June 9th.

    #1 418 million for Qwest Wireless licenses and network. Deal Complete
    #3 930 million for Nextwave PCS license in New York Deal Complete
    #4 24 Million for Centennial PCS licenses in Indianapolis, Lafayette Deal Complete
    #5 Verizon buys Moutain Cellular in California Deal Complete
    #6 68.5 million for PCS licenses from UrbanCom Deal Pending
    #7 Ntelos PCS Major Trading licenses in Pennsylvania Deal Complete
    #8 3 Billion for the rest of Nextwave's PCS licenses Deal Complete
    #9 Verizon buys Cellular 2000 of St. Cloud, MN Deal Complete
    #10 Verizon will be running Valley Telecom's Cellular network Deal Pending
    #11 697.4 million for 63 PCS licenses in Auction 58 Deal in Progress
    #12 Verizon buys out partners in Cal North Wireless Deal Pending
    #13 230 million for 10 Mhz San Fransico PCS license from Metro PCS Deal Pending
    #14 102.5 million for some of Cricket's licenses networks and a swap Deal Pending
    #15 Verizon gets PCS licenses in IN and IL from Pendrell Sound PCS Deal Pending

    #16 ??????

    Who's next on the hit list???

    more airwaves, networks, license swap?
     
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    #16: Annex the Sudetenland. =)
     
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    That's over $5 billion dollars!

    I think #16 will be Vodafone! :D

    By the way, where is #2?
     
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  4. agentHibby

    agentHibby Iowa Cellular Guru
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    Sorry about that [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Well Verizon Wireless bought some PCS airwaves from Cellular South
    BTA 12, 429 (Altoona, State College) in PA and BTA 183 in Harrison, AR
     
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    maybe altell will be next?
     
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    Nope, don't think so, especially after they're merging with Cellular One.
     
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    It will be nice to see the extra capacity especially in the larger markets.
     
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    I think in the next 5 years you will see it narrowed down to 2 or maybe 3 carriers, and the smaller ones out there now will be bought up.Here's how I see it:

    1 Cingular
    2 Verizon
    3 Sprint/Nextel (barely hanging in unless they make some bold moves now)
     
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    That will be a BIG #1
    if Vodafone sells out.
    How about issuing more Shares
    so Vodafone 45% becomes smaller.
     
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    A combined Sprint/Nextel is almost 40 million customers.

    Throw in Alltel buying Cellular south.

    What is US cellular doing? Anyone care to guess what there next move is?
     
  11. agentHibby

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    US Cellular does not sound like they are in the buing mood for another company right now. They are building out PCS networks that they have received from AT&T Wireless and plans are soon to start building out networks from auction 58 that they bought.

    SNSE might know more.

    I think Verizon would be a better target for Celluar South than Alltel.
     
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    Do you mean you think that Cellular South would be a better Aquisition target for Verison than Alltel?
     
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    If Alltel got it.
    I think it would get the thumbs up from DOJ and FCC. There would be a few spots where they would have to get rid a few small rural networks. I don't if Verizon would want a small rural network in the land of nowhere so it would probably go to Cingular.
    I think just about everything would go to VZW and VZW has very small network in MS right now. VZW does perfer Cellular South for roaming even where Alltel has a network same with Midwest Wireless. Verizon has that dirt cheap roaming agreement with Alltel until Feb 2010.

    I do agree Dru that Cellular South will probably go bye bye in 2006.
    It could go either way.
     
  14. NYCDru

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    Think about this. How many top tourist markets does Verizon have versus Alltel. And how many markets does alltel have that Verizon NEEDS (500K or more Pops). That agreement I think is just making both of them really happy.
     
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    very well put, the Verizon is more than happy to keep the agreement, then purchase Alltel.
     
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    With Alltel/WWC merger.
    Verizon Wireless best choice is to get all the crossover networks markets in NE/KS.
    Possibly get more PCS airwaves from Alltel and swap.
    That would be a good choice for VZW.

    Who knows maybe then they will extend the agree for another 5 years to 2015 :browani:
     
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    Hard to buy up the smaller carriers if they are not publicly held, and in good financial shape of course.
     
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    Eacatly. If I own a reigonal/local carrier and i am rolling in roaming revenue and making lots of money why would I sell out? Not unless I got a REALLY good deal. Or I didn't want the headache of running it any more.
     

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