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Verizon Wireless and Nextwave Telecom Seek FCC consent to transfer control of broadband PCS licenses. See the Public Notice for more information...


Day 77 - February 25, 2005

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Grant of Application for the Transfer of Control of Broadband PCS Licenses

Verizon Wireless and Nextwave Seek FCC Consent to Transfer Control of Broadband PCS Licenses.
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NextWave Telecom Inc. (“NextWave Telecom”) and Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless (“Cellco”) (collectively, the “Applicants”) have filed two applications pursuant to Section 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. In these applications, the Applicants seek Commission approval of the proposed transfer of control of licenses held by NextWave Personal Communications Inc., Debtor-In-Possession (“NPCI”) and NextWave Power Partners Inc., Debtor-In-Possession (“NPPI”), from NextWave Telecom to Cellco. The proposed transfers of control involve 23 C, D, E, and F-block broadband Personal Communications Services (“PCS”) licenses. Upon consummation of the proposed transaction, Cellco will receive 10 MHz of spectrum in 19 Basic Trading Areas (“BTAs”) and 20 MHz of spectrum in four BTAs.

The proposed transfers of control will occur pursuant to an acquisition agreement (the “Agreement”) by and among NextWave Telecom, Cellco, and VZW Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cellco, dated as of November 4, 2004. Because NextWave Telecom is undergoing bankruptcy reorganization, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has reviewed the Agreement and authorized NextWave Telecom to enter into it and perform its obligations thereunder. This transaction does not involve the transfer of control of any other FCC licenses or authorizations, including microwave stations or international Section 214 authorizations. Moreover, the Applicants state that no customers will be transitioned to a new carrier as a result of this transaction.

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Grant of Application for the Transfer of Control of Broadband PCS Licenses

Erin McGrath
Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(202) 418-2042
Susan Singer
Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(202) 418-1340
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This page contains an indexed unofficial listing of and electronic links to most materials in this docket. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter also may be obtained through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).