- Indian carrier Bharti Airtel says it has bought Qulacomm's (QCOM -0.1%) 51% stake in a JV that owns valuable 4G spectrum licenses. Deal terms haven't been disclosed.
- Qualcomm sold a 49% stake in the JV to Bharti last year for just $165M, after paying $1B for the licenses in 2010. As desired by Qualcomm, Bharti will use the spectrum to build a 4G network with a TD-LTE air interface. TD-LTE offers more downlink capacity in urban areas than FDD-LTE interfaces, which are used in most current 4G builds.
at CNBC.com (Nov 18, 2014)