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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]

T-Mobile “Sides” With Samsung In Apple/Samsung Patent War

In a move similar to Verizon last week, T-Mobile has entered the Samsung/Apple patent mix by opposing Apple’s efforts to stop Samsung Galaxy product sales in the United States. T-Mobile is concerned that any order against Samsung would “unnecessarily harm” T-Mobile and its customers especially with T-Mobile counting on major upcoming Samsung product launches. “At this late date, T-Mobile could not find comparable replacement products for the 2011 holiday season,” the … [read full article]

Verizon CEO Says Yes To AT&T/T-Mobile Deal While AT&T Says Sprint Has Ulterior Motives

Speaking at a Goldman Sachs investor conference, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam defended the AT&T/T-mobile deal and highlighted an understanding over the industry’s spectrum crunch. “I have taken the position that the AT&T merger with T-Mobile was kind of like gravity,” McAdam said. “It had to occur, because you had a company with T-Mobile that had the spectrum but didn’t have the capital to build it out. AT&T needed the spectrum, they didn’t have … [read full article]

Judge Sets Court Date For AT&T vs Department Of Justice Showdown

We had a pretty good idea going into today that the AT&T/Department of Justice pre-hearing appearance before the Judge wasn’t going to yield much more than a court date. That’s exactly what happened as U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle set aside six weeks for the non-jury trial set to take place on February 13th, 2012. The date falls right in the middle of the governments hope for a March 19th trial date … [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]

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 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]