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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:

PhaseMarch 2007Sept. 2007Percentage 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%