T-Mobile had no clear path to 4G LTE. That was a common argument that AT&T made when they launched their bid to acquire T-Mobile. Then the deal fell apart and AT&T was forced to pay T-Mobile a $4 billion breakup fee and hand over some unused AWS spectrum.
Now in an ironic twist, ... Read More »
AT&T issued a statement this afternoon announcing that AT&T and Deutsche Telekom have agreed to drop the merger bid, which had come under heavy scrutiny from the U.S. Government. AT&T and T-Mobile USA will agree to a roaming deal which will allow their phones to work on each other’s networks. In an official statement, AT&T ... Read More »
It’s becoming more and more clear that AT&T will not be allowed to buy T-Mobile USA outright. AT&T’s fourth quarter Hail Mary effort to save the deal involved selling off some of its assets to appease government opposition, including a potential selloff of customers and spectrum to Leap Wireless. The Wall Street Journal is reporting ... Read More »
AT&T‘s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile has been one of the hottest topics in the tech industry this year. AT&T claims to need T-Mobile’s spectrum to build out their LTE network, and T-Mobile is going bankrupt – best option would be a merge, right? We wouldn’t be ranting and worrying if things ... Read More »
AT&T appears hellbent on getting T-Mobile’s precious spectrum, even if the FCC doesn’t give the full merger its blessing. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that should the deal between AT&T and T-Mobile fail, an outcome which is heavily favored at this point in time, AT&T and T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom are ... Read More »
If you blinked at our report on the AT&T-Mobile deal yesterday (you may have missed that over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend), AT&T put in a request to the FCC to withdraw its merger application. AT&T did this for several reasons. The two prominent reasons are the need to focus on the pending court case with ... Read More »
The proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA just gets more and more interesting. The deal has reached the point where AT&T will need to make several concessions if it is to have even a remote chance of success against a sea of litigation. This will include selling spectrum and customers to smaller, regional wireless ... Read More »