Chalk up another wireless CEO upset at the prospect of AT&T and T-Mobile coming together in holy matrimony. Clearwire’s interim CEO John Stanton (a former CEO of T-Mobile USA) expresses a high level of concern with the possible deal. Stanton criticized the deal calling it a “huge challenge to competition in the industry.” On top of that statement Stanton also stated that a potential deal “…represents something we’re seriously concerned with.”
Stanton went even further as to accuse AT&T of “stepping on the air hose of T-Mobile,” and accusing AT&T of unscrupulous practices. “They’ll beat you up, and then they’ll buy you.”
John Stanton, we agree.