New FCC deal with Mexico could help Sprint

Yesterday, the FCC announced that a new deal had been struck: the u.S. State Department had come to an agreement with the Mexican government over the use of various spectrum bands. The agreement mostly deals in assigning bands within the 800MHz block to public safety agencies to prevent interference between U.S. and Mexican agencies, but also covers the 1900MHz band. the 1900 band allows Sprint to deploy CDMA service along the border, which will increase coverage to customers in that area.