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AT&T Posts Statement Regarding T-Mobile Buyout

Today’s AT&T/T-Mobile merger news comes via AT&T herself with a post on their Public Policy Blog titled “It is Much Easier to be Critical than to be Correct.” The blog post starts right off with a one two punch from AT&T promising this deal is necessary in order to give AT&T the necessary network capacity to work within the “broadband revolution.” AT&T of course claims that the capacity of the combined company … [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]

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]

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide AKA Doubleshot Spotted Receiving FCC Approval

If the HTC Sensation 4G isn’t your thing and a QWERTY-Packin’ Android phone is then you best keep reading. The HTC Doubleshot aka “HTC PG59100″ just passed the FCC with support for T-Mobile’s AWS bands. Current rumors peg the myTouch 4G Slide as haven a 3.7″ 480 x 800 display, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 768MB AM, 8 megapixel camera, vga front facing camera and a 14.4 HSPA+ radio. The boys … [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]

Nokia N9 Teaser Ad Appears, 12 Megapixel Camera In Tow

Hey Wilma, this one’s for you as the Nokia N9 get’s a :52 second preview showing off the slide-out QWERTY keyboard, touchscreen and 12 megapixel camera! If there is one thing Nokia does consistently well it’s bring some of the best cameras into the mobile space. The Nokia N9 recently passed the FCC with on board support for T-Mobile AWS bands leaving hope that this device could make its way stateside. In any event, the N900 … [read full article]

German Workers Fight For T-Mobile USA Employee’s Rights

Workers from ver.di, the German telecommunication works union came together during Deutsche Telekom’s annual shareholder meeting and demanded the company ensure that their American counterparts at T-Mobile USA receive the same rights as they do. Forming a human chain around the venue and releasing black balloons the workers showed a strong sign of solidarity with T-Mobile USA workers. In Germany, DT recognizes the union and has a collective bargaining agreement with the workers. … [read full article]

Watch Tomorrow’s Senate Hearing On AT&T/T-Mobile Acquisition

On Wednesday morning at 10:15am EST time executives from AT&T and T-Mobile will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the hopes of justifying the acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T. Tuesday afternoon saw a conference call with some of tomorrows witnesses who will appear before the Senate regarding the ramifications of such a deal. What are some of the main points you can expect to hear tomorrow? Thanks a … [read full article]