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Microsoft, Facebook Among Eight Technology Companies Supporting AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Microsoft joined with Facebook and 6 other technology companies in a filing to the FCC last night in a statement of support for the AT&T/T-Mobile merger.  The deals supporters include Yahoo, Oracle, Research in Motion and VC firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Partners. Their argument is pretty much summed up by saying that the proposed deal is the best way for AT&T to expand their network capacity in order … [read full article]

FCC Asks Most Major US Wireless Carriers To Fill Questionnaire Regarding AT&T/T-Mobile

The FCC has sent formal requests to most of the major players in the US wireless market place asking them to complete a questionnaire regarding the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition. The FCC asks: “In order for the Commission to complete its review of the [merger] and make the necessary public interest findings … we require written responses, supporting documentation, and data, as applicable from other commercial wireless carriers against which the applicants compete.” … [read full article]

AT&T Commercial Says They Are Planning To Combine With T-Mobile

It’s not like AT&T’s proposed merger of T-Mobile is a big secret so this commercial isn’t in any way a surprise though the leaving out of any T-Mobile logo is. That not withstanding quite a few of you have already caught this during the NBA Finals, Nascar races or various other times during the day but for some reason it has yet to appear on AT&T’s own YouTube page. It’s a pretty simple commercial that explains … [read full article]

Will AT&T Honor T-Mobile Dealer Agreements Or Leave Them Out In The Cold?

T-Mobile dealers are feeling the heat over a potential AT&T/T-Mobile dealer with serious concerns about roaming and partnerships after a deal has gone through. In a filing with the FCC, Iowa Wireless Services, 54% owned by T-Mobile makes its case that it simply doesn’t trust AT&T regarding the effects of the merger on their business. “Iowa Wireless has not been able to obtain any information regarding how—if at all—AT&T will … [read full article]

Sprint Formally Files Their Opposition To AT&T/T-Mobile Deal With FCC

Sprint has undoubtedly made their position known on the proposed combination of AT&T and T-Mobile but they have officially submitted their formal request to deny the takeover to the FCC. Sprint came to the conclusion that the “proposed acquisition cannot be remedied through divestitures or conditions,” and urges the FCC to block the transaction. Inside their filing Sprint focused on three main points as to why the proposed merger should be … [read full article]

Opposition To AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Grows

After last weeks Congressional hearing on the proposed AT&T purchase of T-Mobile it was clear that even partisan lines weren’t stopping a laundry list of concerns from being presented. A rising number of states are already expressing concerns over the proposed deal, most recently California who saw their state utility commission vote 5-0 in favor of investigating possible implications. Analysts are backtracking on their bets that the deal will … [read full article]

FCC To AT&T: Show Us The Spectrum!

The FCC and the Justice Department are already reviewing the proposed AT&T takeover of T-Mobile and have now asked AT&T to substantiate their claims of spectrum shortages. In a posting on the FCC website the commission requested that AT&T provide “all plans, analyses and reports discussing the relative network spectrum capacity constraints on the company.” Inside AT&T’s April 21st filing with the FCC they said they “face network spectrum … [read full article]

Republicans And Democrats Alike Are Skeptical Of AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

Today marked the second hearing by members of Congress regarding the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile by rival AT&T held before the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on intellectual property, competition and the internet. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson stuck to his message that this deal was “all about consumers” which was of course rebutted quite frequently by other members of the panel. Parul P. Desair of Consumers Union stated that the merger “would … [read full article]

Leap Wireless Opposes AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Along With Everyone Other Than AT&T And T-Mobile

At this point we’re not quite sure who actually wants the AT&T/T-Mobile deal to proceed other than AT&T and T-Mobile themselves. This time Leap Wireless has come out and verbally opposed the deal arguing that the merger would harm consumers due to reduced competition. Along with the reduction in competition Leap argues that too much power would be consolidated into the hands of just two wireless carriers. “We oppose the proposed acquisition. … [read full article]

Sprint Targeting T-Mobile Customers Unhappy With AT&T Deal?

I’ve been going back and forth on writing this all day even so it was sent my way last night. At first glance it appears as though Sprint is prepared to grab up all the T-Mobile customers it can between now and July 23rd, 2011. If for some reason the AT&T/T-Mobile deal doesn’t go through customers who ported into Sprint during that timeframe will be allowed to port back to T-Mobile ETF … [read full article]