Another Verizon AWS-3 Acquisition - Blue Ridge Wireless November 28, 2019 20:07
Yesterday, Verizon filed to acquire all of Blue Ridge Wireless' paired AWS-3 spectrum. This is Verizon's second acquisition of AWS-3 spectrum in the last two months. Last month Verizon filed to acquire AWS-3 spectrum from Cypress Cellular. Let's look at the details for the Blue Ridge Wireless purchase with Allnet's Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tools. We will look at the geographic coverage in our Web Spectrum Viewer - Mapping Module, MHz-POPs and Licensed POPs in our Mobile Carrier - Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool.
The map below depicts all of Blue Ridge Wireless' AWS-3 licenses. Verizon is only purchasing Blue Ridge's paired spectrum licenses, leaving the uplink only spectrum (A1 and B1) with Blue Ridge.
In the graphic below, we show the amount of the US population, that each channel of Blue Ridge's AWS-3 spectrum licenses can reach. Clearly, the A1/B1 uplink channels represent the majority of the licensed population Blue Ridge controls. The collection of G channel licenses reach 2.6 million people.
From our MHz-POPs summary below, Blue Ridge Wireless licenses represent 108 million MHz-POPs. This includes their paired and unpaired spectrum. The Mobile Carrier - Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool also includes a detailed MHz-POPs module highlighting the MHz-POPs controlled in each county by frequency band.