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09.26.2007
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Sprint Nextel releases new 2GHz BAS table

Sprint Nextel released a new table Sept. 14 showing the progress of the 2GHz Broadcast Auxiliary Service relocation project.

The table updates figures submitted to the FCC when the company along with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Association for Maximum Service Television (MSTV) and Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) petitioned the commission for a 29-month extension of its Sept. 7 deadline for completion of the project.

As of Sept. 14:

Phase March 2007 Sept. 2007 Percentage Increase Since March 2007
Markets kicked off by Sprint Nextel 100% 100% Complete
BAS stations engaged in transition 100% 100% Complete
Inventories submitted by broadcasters 99% 100% Complete
Inventories verified and agreed by Sprint Nextel 80% 99% +24%
Quote packages submitted by broadcasters 37% 66% +78%
Quote packages approved by Sprint Nextel 30% 61% +103%
Frequency relocation agreements signed 22% 48% +118%
Purchase orders submitted by broadcasters 17% 41% +141%
Purchase orders fulfilled by manufacturers 5% 15% +200%
Equipment installed 2% 8% +300%


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