Microsoft’s Ballmer: Bidding On 700 MHZ Would ‘Alienate The Telecom Industry’
Speaking on Tuesday at the CTIA mobile trade show, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer definitively said that the company would not bid for wireless spectrum licenses next year. Reuters quotes Ballmer as saying, “What would it buy us to buy a piece of spectrum, one piece of spectrum in one country…It would do a lot to alienate the telecom industry.” Google, which publicly said it may bid on the spectrum, recently declined to confirm whether it would in fact do so when the auction begins in January 2008.
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