Cellular One jumps on Verizon rural LTE bandwagon

12 Nov 2012

US regional wireless carrier Cellular One, which serves customers in Louisiana, Texas, Montana and the Gulf of Mexico, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Verizon Wireless to participate in the mobile giant’s ‘Long Term Evolution (LTE) in Rural America’ programme, with a particular focus on rural East Texas. Under the scheme, Verizon is working with rural carriers to assist in the deployment of LTE services to rural communities throughout the United States. Under the terms of the agreement, Verizon will lease to Cellular One its 700MHz ‘Upper C-block’ wireless spectrum in parts of Angelina, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Sabine and San Augustine Counties in Texas. Using the leased spectrum, Cellular One will construct and operate an LTE network serving its own customers, as well as Verizon subscribers and users of other ‘LTE in Rural America’ participants. Going forward, Cellular One customers will have access to Verizon’s nationwide LTE network, which currently covers 419 locations.

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