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FCC Says AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Not In The Best Interest Of The Public

Expanding on our earlier report concerning the FCC decision, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued a draft order earlier this morning calling for an Administrative Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. According to the FCC, the Chairman’s order requires final approval from the full commission and if it receives the green light, the hearing will be conducted like a trial — involving witnesses, evidence, cross examination etc. In his order this morning, Genachowski … [read full article]

FCC To Hold Administrative Hearing For AT&T, T-Mobile Article

Chalk up yet another roadblock for the AT&T takeover of T-Mobile as FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announces an Administrative hearing regarding the proposed takeover. The move is seen as another setback for the two companies already facing opposition from the Justice Department in the form of antitrust lawsuit resulting in a February 13th trial date. The FCC hearing would occur at the conclusion of the antitrust trial between AT&T and the Department … [read full article]

Analysts Turn Sour on AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Prospects

According to a report by the Financial Times, a large number of “analysts” now rate the chances for an AT&T, T-Mobile deal at less than 50%. Some analysts are even going so far as to rate the deal as only having a 20% chance of success for government approval. Bankers are noting that in order for the deal to win approval, AT&T will have to sell significant spectrum, possibly to MetroPCS as rumored … [read full article]

T-Mobile Setting Aside Millions Of Dollars To Keep “Top Employees”

While T-Mobile and AT&T continue efforts to seal their relationship, T-Mobile USA is setting aside cash in order to keep top employees on board should the deal go through. According to a Wall Street Journal report, T-Mobile has set aside $64 million dollars during the last two quarters, which earnings reports have listed as costs involving “primarily consisting of employee-relating expenses.” A Deutsche Telekom spokesman said that the company is taking “precautionary action … [read full article]

United States Attorney General Says They Are Ready To Meet AT&T In Court To Block T-Mobile Deal

The Department of Justice antitrust division is ready to meet AT&T head-on in court to stop it’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile USA according to United States Attorney General Eric Holder. Sitting before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, AG Holder (who has recused himself from the matter) said: “The Justice Department does not file matters in court, does not file suits challenging proposed mergers unless we are prepared to follow them … [read full article]

Revisiting The Communication Workers Of America Claim Of 100,000 New Jobs From T-Mobile, AT&T Deal

Earlier today we ran a story regarding the Communication Workers of America union claim that the AT&T, T-Mobile “merger” would create 100,000 jobs. Now we’re compelled to revisit that story thanks to Karl Bode from DSLReports who pretty much turned the words of the CWA upside down and inside out. Most of us recognize that the CWA has an ulterior motive as they see the potential for thousands and thousands of … [read full article]

CWA Union Says 100,000 New Jobs Will Be Created By AT&T, T-Mobile Deal

According to a Communication Workers of American Union analysis, the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile will create more than 100,000 jobs in the United States. The CWA analysis was able to conclude that 96,000 additional jobs would be created along with the 5,000 outsourced customer service jobs AT&T has promised to bring back stateside. The CWA went a step further by scolding opponents of the deal and stating that their concerns … [read full article]

AT&T Extends Timeframe To Close T-Mobile Deal Till Middle Of 2012

AT&T has decided the timeframe to close the T-Mobile deal will take a bit longer to close than originally expected as it continues an antitrust fight. AT&T announced the deal back on March 20th of this year and hoped to complete the deal in 12 months time. Given that the deal is still under review by the FCC and with a trial date set for February 13th in the Department of … [read full article]

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]