Tag Archives: Department of Justice

MetroPCS Looking To Pick Up Divested AT&T Assets From T-Mobile Deal?

There goes the neighborhood as MetroPCS is now the rumored frontrunner to absorb wireless spectrum, assets and subscribers from AT&T and T-Mobile as the two companies work to complete their acquisition. Though the size of any deal is far from definitive, it’s likely to include subscribers and spectrum and be valued at less than $4 billion. AT&T has already approached both Leap Wireless and Dish Network but MetroPCS, with more than $2 … [read full article]

T-Mobile To Lose 1.2 Million Postpaid Customers In 2011?

Oh those silly analysts are back in action with a Bloomberg report discussing the possibility that T-Mobile could lose as many as 1.2 million postpaid customer contracts during 2011. That number is  over three times higher than the 390,000 subscribers T-Mobile lost in 2010. Amidst AT&T’s takeover battle with the Justice Department, T-Mobile would end the year with 33.5 million total customers with 25.2 million of them on contract. Sanford C Bernstein … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom Says “Plan B” Available Should AT&T Deal Fall Through

Deutsche Telekom Chief Technology Officer Olivier Baujard speaking at the Broadboand World Forum Conference in Paris Wednesday reiterated his company’s position of faith that the AT&T deal will go through. Deutsche Telekom is already preparing how to spend the influx of cash received from the AT&T deal in order to bolster their German business as well grow in emerging European markets. Taking his talk a step further Baujard said that as any company … [read full article]

Analysts See AT&T/T-Mobile Network Sharing If Deal Isn’t Approved

We await the outcome of this afternoon court hearing and AT&T’s efforts to do all it can to get an early hearing date to salvage it’s proposed T-Mobile acquisition. However, if the deal falls through, collapses or is outright rejected a Reuters suggest analysts expect that both AT&T and T-Mobile will try and strike a network-sharing arrangement which would work around the regulatory heat that surrounds this deal and give each company … [read full article]

Justice Department Won’t Tell Lawmakers Why It Opposes AT&T Deal, AT&T Gears Up For Round 2

While AT&T, DT and the Justice Department are all expected in court for a pre-trial scheduling conference today, Reuters is reporting that the Justice Department has decided it doesn’t need to explain its decision to bring a lawsuit forward to stop the AT&T/T-Mobile deal. In a letter sent Monday to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fed Upton, the Department of Justice said it could not disclose non-public information while the … [read full article]

(Updated) House Republicans Kick and Scream over DOJ suit, Run to Obama

Update: A Bloomberg report indicates that AT&T has given close to close to $963,000 to lawmakers through donations that are supportive of AT&T’s bid for T-Mobile. All but 1 of the 100 lawmakers attached to this Republican letter have received donations.  “AT&T’s congressional support for its takeover of T-Mobile comes at a price,” Gigi Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, a merger opponent, said in an e-mailed statement. Among the cries of “no,” some … [read full article]

Cellular South Files Anti-Trust Lawsuit, Sues To Block AT&T Takeover Of T-Mobile

Following Sprint’s and the Department of Justice lead, regional carrier Cellular South has filed an anti-trust lawsuit hoping to block AT&T’s takeover of T-Mobile USA. According to Eric Graham, Cellular South Vice President for Strategic and Government relations a combined AT&T/T-Mobile would “substantially lesson competition” and “essentially consolidate the market into the hands of the ‘Big Two’ AT&T and Verizon.” Additionally, the carrier believes that higher roaming fees will result, innovation … [read full article]

AT&T Says Keep Your Rate Plan, Even When Your Contract Expires

While AT&T awaits FCC approval, DOJ lawsuits and a host of contentious members of the political machine they are still trying to win over the T-Mobile customer. As of September 16th T-Mobile updated their internal FAQ for employees regarding possible customers question surrounding rate plans changing post-AT&T takeover. A small addendum might help allay the fears of some T-Mobile customers who are fearful that their rate plans will disappear. We’ve … [read full article]

AT&T Talking To Rivals About Asset Sales To Save T-Mobile Deal?

An early morning Bloomberg report indicates that AT&T has already begun approaching its smaller rivals including MetroPCS and Leap to sell both spectrum and customers in an attempt to save its T-Mobile deal. Along with its smaller rivals the Bloomberg report also indicates AT&T has reached out to CenturyLink Inc., Dish Network and Sprint to also determine their interest level in possibly acquiring assets in order for AT&T to push their deal … [read full article]

T-Mobile Responds To State Attorneys General Announcing Support For Department Of Justice Lawsuit

With the announcement that Attorneys General from seven states were jumping behind the Department of Justice lawsuit to block the AT&T/T-Mobile takeover Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile were quick to respond. T-Mobile’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tom Sugrue made these remarks following the announcement of the Attorney Generals to join the Justice Department lawsuit: “Given the numerous benefits the merger will bring to consumers, businesses, and the US economy … [read full article]