Sprint announced that it has finalized its purchase of spectrum and customers from U.S. Cellular in a handful of mid-western markets.
transaction gives Sprint 20MHz of spectrum in Chicago, South Bend, Ind.,
and Champaign, Ill., and 10MHz of spectrum in St. Louis. In addition to
the spectrum, Sprint also gains about 420,000 U.S. Cellular
Sprint and U.S. Cellular have already notified the affected
customers about the transition, which will take several months to
complete. Sprint plans to use
the newly-gained spectrum to enhance its capacity in those markets.