AT&T to Acquire Leap Wireless in $1.2 Billion

Leap Wireless

AT&T and Leap Wireless have entered into an agreement for AT&T to acquire Leap in $1.2 billion. Leap's network covers approximately 96 million people in 35 U.S. states. Under the Cricket brand, Leap currently operates a 3G CDMA network, as well as a 4G LTE network covering 21 million people in these areas.

Leap Wireless Introduces LTE Service in Additional Cities

Leap Wireless

Leap Wireless has launched “Cricket No Contract 4G LTE” service in Philadelphia and Phoenix, and in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Laredo, Corpus Christi and Brownsville-McAllen-Harlingen, Texas.  

Leap Continues Transition to 4G LTE With 2nd Commercial Market Launch in its Cricket Las Vegas Market

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 17, 2012 - Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), today announced the launch of 4G LTE service in its Cricket Las Vegas market.  This introduction marks the second Cricket market launch in the Company's planned, multi-year introduction of 4G LTE technology for smartphones to its customers.

Leap Wireless, T-Mobile to Exchange Spectrum

Leap Wireless

Leap Wireless International has entered into license exchange agreements with T-Mobile USA (T-Mobile), Cook Inlet/VS GSM VII PCS LLC, a joint venture between T-Mobile and Cook Inlet, and Leap's non-controlled, majority-owned venture Savary Island Wireless, LLC (Savary Island) to exchange wireless spectrum in various markets.

Leap Wireless begins commercial LTE service in Tucson, Arizona

Cricket Communications (Leap Wireless) has started LTE service with a commercial market launch in its Tucson, Ariz.

Leap Wireless to trial LTE this year

Leap Wireless, parent company of the Cricket brand, plans to deploy LTE across approximately two-thirds of its current network footprint over the next two to three year

Update: State of LTE in USA

MetroPCS launched LTE services in Las Vegas in September this year and became first USA operator to offer commercial LTE services.