Sprint updates on 800MHz reconfiguration

Jun 27 2006 - 02:57 PM ET | Backpage, Sprint Nextel

One year after its start, Sprint Nextel has announced metrics for its 800MHz reconfiguration. Sprint is swapping out spectrum to aid emergency response workers that were complaining of interference with their equipment. The FCC gave Sprint three years to complete the switch.

Twelve months into the project, 96 percent of all necessary Frequency Relocation Agreements (FRA) for Wave 1, Phase 1 incumbents have been signed. Only four out of the more than 500 negotiations for Wave 1, Phase 1 incumbent retunings have had to be referred to the FCC and are awaiting resolution.