Tag Archives: AT&T

AT&T Sues To Stop Merger-Blocking Arbitration Efforts

AT&T continues its road to world domination by filing eight federal lawsuits aimed at blocking a law firm’s attempt to stop the T-Mobile takeover via arbitration. The lawsuits were filed in response to a Bursor & Fisher law firm signing up over 1,000 customers looking to block the deal using the arbitration clause in the customer contract. AT&T says that the arbitration clause in its contract cannot be used for efforts … [read full article]

AT&T’s “Ooops” Damages Their Biggest Argument In Favor Of T-Mobile Takeover

AT&T’s Thursday filing to the FCC related to the T-Mobile USA takeover was accidentally not redacted allowing for some details to come out that they likely would have preferred to stay private. AT&T unintentionally revealed that it would cost them $3.8 billion in additional capital expenditures to build out their LTE network from the 80% percentage they already planned on to the 97% they want to build. The document was accidentally posted … [read full article]

AT&T Hires Bankers To Help It Prepare To Divest Assets For T-Mobile Deal

AT&T has begun the process of hiring bankers that will advise the company on how to sell assets in a move to ensure that they will will receive a government stamp for the takeover of T-Mobile USA. AT&T has brought on Bank of America Merrill Lynch to work on lining up potential buyers for customers and wireless spectrum AT&T will likely need to divest to win approval. AT&T has stated … [read full article]

FCC Will Combine AT&T’s Qualcomm And T-Mobile Bids Together For Review

The Federal Communications Commission informed AT&T late Monday afternoon that it would combine its reviews of the proposed T-Mobile buyout along with their purchase of the 700MHz wireless spectrum currently held by Qualcomm. In a letter issued by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau the FCC concluded that enough evidence was presented that the ramifications of both deals are related and that they should be considered at the same time.  “The Commission’s ongoing review … [read full article]

Is Deutsche Telekom Ignoring T-Mobile USA While AT&T Deal Awaits Approval?

While we await Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA’s second quarter numbers set to be released sometime tomorrow an article coming out of Bloomberg shows analyst concern that T-Mobile USA is being left behind by their parent company. T-Mobile USA is expected to see a net contract customer loss of close to 350,000 customers from last quarter according to UniCredit SpA analyst Thomas Friedrich. That would  bring their total contract losses from the last … [read full article]

Cablevision Wants T-Mobile Partnership, End To AT&T Talks

Cablevision, the 8th largest cable provider in the United States has come out in opposition of the T-Mobile/AT&T takeover talks with the hope it would be able to partner with T-Mobile as a cellular network partner. Cablevision declared their standing in a filing with the FCC arguing against the AT&T deal noting that Cablevision would be deprived of it’s best potential partner. “Cablevision has been actively exploring expanding its mobile Wi-Fi service … [read full article]

Things To Look Forward To…AT&T To Implement Data Throttling

In what can only be described as a taste of things to come provided the AT&T/T-Mobile takeover deal goes through AT&T is rumored to begin throttling data plans come October. AT&T will work to curb data congestion on their network and begin to recoup some of their reputation. The throttling plan will be pretty standard with data heavy users being curbed to a specific speed once they hit a predetermined threshold … [read full article]

Senator Al Franken Says AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Will Kill Competition, T-Mobile Says Nuh Uh

While Senator Herb Kohl has already come out in opposition of the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile takeover, his colleague Senator Al Franken has now responded in his own 24-page letter to the Justice Department and FCC. “The merger of AT&T and T-Mobile would be a major step towards the creation of an entrenched duopoly in the wireless industry,” Franken writes in a 24-page letter to the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission. “It … [read full article]

AT&T Responds To Fight The Merger

I told you this was one of the most interesting aspects of this merger saga, and it just got more interesting.  After posting the Fight The Merger post, AT&T contacted us with this statement: “The claims made by the Bursor & Fisher Law Firm are completely without merit.  An arbitrator has no authority to block the merger or affect the merger process in any way.  Our arbitration provision allows customers to resolve … [read full article]