Not trying to start any argument, the facts are in the numbers when you follow all 4 providers and there new/planned towers you start to see a pattern.
Some quick math, Tmobile got paid 6.68 billion for the botched deal
»www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/2 ··· 533.html
According to this website »www.quora.com/Telecommunications ··· ll-tower
the average full cost for a tower is $250,000 we will bump that up to $300,000. lets take just one billion and divide that by $300,000 and you should come up with 3333,333333....... you get the point. That is a awful lot of towers you can build from money that came into your company's coffers that wasn't even planned for.
I am no cell phone company CEO by any means but I would think that I would want more customers so putting up more towers might be a wise investment.