Carriers may bid for NYC wireless subway contract

Cingular Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, and T-Mobile USA may submit proposals to build a wireless network that will serve 277 of New York City's underground subway stations. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will accept bids until October 12 for a company to design, build, operate, and maintain the network in return for an exclusive 10-year license. The winning carrier must allow other wireless companies access to the network and must block all calls to and from the network under select security conditions. The contract could be worth between $50 million and $100 million.

For more on the possible bid for the wireless network in NYC's subway:
- see this story from The New York Times