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Essential Guide to Telecommunications, The, Third Edition by Annabel Z. Dodd

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Mobile Carriers

Companies such as AT&T Wireless and Sprint PCS are enlarging their networks to attain a nationwide footprint. Massive investments have been made to acquire air space for PCS service, market services and build cell sites. Cable TV companies, long distance companies and Bell companies formed joint ventures to offer PCS service. Sprint PCS was originally a joint venture of Sprint Communications and three cable companies: TCI, Comcast and Cox Communications. It was conceived as a way to jointly offer wireless and telephone service. The cable companies later divested their ownership of Sprint PCS. International and enhanced data services are focuses of all the large cellular companies in the United States.

Verizon Wireless

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