Tag Archives: AT&T

Analysts Say AT&T Will Have To Divest Part Of T-Mobile, Possibly To Sprint

The T-Mobile AT&T news just keeps on kicking with analysts from Citadel Securities proposing that not only would AT&T have to make major concessions for FCC and DOJ approval, that Sprint could wind up a major winner as part of any deal passage. Citadel Security analysts are suggesting that AT&T executives are downplaying the scale that will be required in order to receive government approval. “AT&T has said it expects to … [read full article]

FCC Official Goes Off The Record, Says AT&T/T-Mobile Marriage Faces “Steep Climb”

As the wireless world continues to take in the shock of the AT&T and T-mobile buyout news, reports of just how easy or how difficult it will be to find approval for the deal are rampant. Speaking to an off the record FCC official, the Wall Street Journal reports there is “no way” the FCC will “rubber-stamp” the deal. On top of that, the same official says that any deal is likely … [read full article]

Clearwire CEO Opposes AT&T And T-Mobile Deal

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 … [read full article]

AT&T Says T-Mobile Deal Necessary For Spectrum Needs

The AT&T T-Mobile deal stories just keep on coming with this report from CNN stating that AT&T needed T-Mobile for spectrum needs or face their own growth problems. Speaking in Orlando AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega stated that AT&T would face significant challenges “in the short term,” without purchasing T-Mobile. No time frame was given as to when AT&T might face a crisis of spectrum shortage but acknowledged that AT&T had to make a … [read full article]

AT&T Says T-Mobile Can Keep It’s Current Pricing Structure

One of the more pressing questions for current T-Mobile users facing a takeover from AT&T is what will happen with their existing pricing plans. Well thanks to the guys at IntoMobile who managed to get an answer out of Ralph de la Vega at CTIA 2011 T-Mobile will keep it’s existing pricing structure. While we could interpret plenty from that as the IntoMobile folks did, does that mean T-Mobile will operate as … [read full article]

Will T-Mobile Customers Have To Replace Phones After Merger Completes?

We touched on this in the wrap-up of this mornings AT&T Press call but apparently it’s causing such a stir we’re going to try and clarify a few things: With AT&T planning to use T-Mobile’s existing 1700 MHz spectrum for future LTE rollouts, AT&T execs are saying that T-Mobile customers will have to replace their current 3G/4G phones once the merger is completed. This will be a mandatory upgrade unless of course … [read full article]

Poll: What Is Your Take On AT&T’s Acquisition of T-Mobile?

So unless you’ve been sleeping for the past 24 hours you likely know AT&T is purchasing T-Mobile. Understandably so, there is a population of readers up in arms and want T-Mobile to stay T-Mobile and those who see the benefits of an AT&T deal. Here is your chance to sound off, T-Mobile reads this blog every day so they’ll see your vote. Will it affect anything, probably not. … [read full article]

Listening In To The AT&T Investor Call On T-Mobile

We’ve been listening to the AT&T Press Event this morning regarding the AT&T/T-Mobile agreement and it’s a doozy.  First and foremost, let’s be real clear.  AT&T is going after T-Mobile spectrum in a big way.  Complementing AT&T’s own 700 MHz LTE spectrum with T-Mobile’s 1700 MHz AWS frequency will help AT&T deploy LTE to 95% of the American population.  That’s 46 million more people than AT&T had hoped to be able to roll … [read full article]

Will An AT&T Acquisition Of T-Mobile Really Happen?

A lot of T-Mobile subscribers are dreading the fact that AT&T has officially struck a deal with Deutsche Telekom to acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. Heck, even Sprint is pissed off. But, while the companies have signed a definitive deal, it still has to be approved by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This process can take up to 6 months or more. Credit Suisse analyst Jonathan Chaplin … [read full article]

Sprint Releases Statement Expressing Thoughts On AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile USA

Its about time! Sprint has officially voiced its opinion on the $39 billion AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Earlier this month, discussions between Deutsche Telekom and Sprint were heating up for a possible acquisition of T-Mobile USA by Sprint and it was almost certain that Sprint would purchase Magenta. It looks like it didn’t turn out the way Sprint wanted. Sprint’s statement is as follows: “The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile USA, if approved … [read full article]