T‑Mobile Agrees to Acquire AWS Spectrum in Mississippi Valley Region from U.S. Cellular

27 de junio de 2013

Transaction Further Enhances Portfolio of Nationwide Broadband Spectrum; Expands LTE Coverage to New Markets and Deepens 4G LTE Roll-out in 29 Key Markets



BELLEVUE, Wash.
–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 28, 2013–

T-Mobile US, Inc.
(NYSE: TMUS) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary has signed an agreement to purchase 10 MHz of Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum from

U.S. Cellular
(NYSE: USM) for

$308 million
in cash. The spectrum covers a total of 32M people in 29 markets in the

Mississippi Valley
region — notably in

St. Louis
;

Nashville
;

Kansas City
;

Memphis
;

Lexington
;

Little Rock
-North Little Rock;

Birmingham
;

New Orleans
; y

Louisville
. This additional spectrum will allow for an incremental roll-out of T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network coverage to new markets and expands the existing 4G LTE bandwidth in the important

Mississippi Valley
region.

“In today’s marketplace, spectrum is gold,” said John Legere , President and CEO of

T-Mobile
. “This is a rare opportunity to secure precious AWS spectrum in key markets that will immediately be put to use by both

T-Mobile
and MetroPCS customers. This deal expands our network and capacity, allowing for a broader roll-out of 4G LTE and an even faster and more reliable 4G experience for our customers - in addition to spurring competition in the wireless marketplace."

The agreement is subject to approval by the

Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones
(FCC) and

Department of Justice
, and other customary closing conditions. Following regulatory approval, the transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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T-Mobile US, Inc.

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T-Mobile US, Inc.
(NYSE: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network deliver outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in

Bellevue, Wash.
,

T-Mobile US
operates its flagship brands,

T-Mobile
and MetroPCS. It currently serves approximately 43 million wireless subscribers and provides products and services through 70,000 points of distribution. Para obtener más información, visite:  http://www.t-mobile.com.

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T-Mobile US, Inc.’s
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T-Mobile
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Securities and Exchange Commission
, including those described in our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the

Securities and Exchange Commission
en

8 mayo de 2013
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