United States Cellular Corporation, doing business as U.S. Cellular, an American mobile network operator in a recent Federal Communications Commission auction, has purchased a 254 spectrum license for an estimated sum of $1.46 billion. The firm has said that its main aim is to improve its 5G services for its customers, including the customers present in Wisconsin. This new license will cover up to 94 percent of its subscribers.
The cost includes the gross bids and the estimated relocation costs, and also the relocation incentive payments. All spectrum bands will play a vital role in the company's 5G network strategy. The firm is currently deploying 5G on 600 Megahertz spectrum, and it is planned along with the augmented mid and high band spectrum. Its successful bidding in the C-Band auction will help the firm to acquire 60Megahertz in the majority of its key markets in places like Iowa and Wisconsin.
In the year 2020, U.S. Cellular had launched its 5G c4llular services in states like Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, and Racine. Now the firm is planning to expand its service in over 115 cities. It also aims to improve its multi-year network modernization and 5G deployment to ramp up its business opportunities that utilize 5G and IoT. The firm will also conduct customer pilot services using millimeter wave spectrum for a high-speed internet product.