selling some assets

Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at 12:18PM

By Eric Richardson

Cingular is selling its share of the CA/NV networks it co-developed without T-Mobile when that latter was working to break into the CA market. As the linked article says, this is probably to reduce duplication and clear some regulatory hurdles in the process of acquiring AT&T Wireless. AT&T has been running their ads about the newly improved coverage on their GSM network, but it'll be interesting to see what the real-world implications will be for Cingular subscribers when they suddenly hop over to a different infrastructure. I did notice that when Cingular started the acquisition process AT&T became a roaming partner and my phone's hopped over to it a few times where Cingular coverage has for whatever reason been unavailable, but none of those instances were around here (that I can remember). I have no clue what AT&T's GSM network feels like in LA these days.