AT&T (T) is about to get a nice 20MHz chunk of spectrum to bolster its LTE network. Per the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday approved an agreement between AT&T and Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) that will let AT&T use some spectrum that Sirius has long warned could interfere with its own services if it were used for mobile data services. The deal between the two companies will let AT&T use 20MHz of the band while leaving 10MHz open to avoid potential interference with Sirius. FCC chairman Julius Genachowski praised the two companies for coming up with a deal that resolved the issues of “a long-troubled band that has evaded easy answers for 15 years.”


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.