Cellular South said it received FCC approval to complete its acquisition of Corr Wireless, a small operator based mainly in northeastern Alabama and parts of Georgia. The company said the acquisition would help fuel its expansion and its plans to launch an LTE network in Alabama.
The Corr Wireless assets Cellular South is picking up include a service area that contains 1.3 million people. Cellular South, which is a privately held company, first announced the deal in October. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company said that for the time being, Corr customers will continue to receive products and services under the Corr brand name.
Cellular South, which operates mainly in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, made headlines last month when it quit the CTIA, the wireless industry's main trade organization, citing favoritism toward large operators such as AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless. Cellular South's Eric Graham argued the CTIA has either been silent on many key issues affecting smaller carriers or has taken stances favoring the nation's larger wireless carriers.
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