Tag Archives: Sprint

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]

Sprint Files Suit To Block AT&T/T-Mobile Transaction

In a move that continues to indicate Sprint’s desire to see the end of the AT&T/T-Mobile takeover transaction they have filed suit against AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA to block the acquisition. Claiming the deal violates Section 7 of the Clayton Act the lawsuit was filed in the District of Columbia as a related case to the Department of Justice’s own lawsuit against the proposed deal. “Sprint opposes AT&T’s proposed … [read full article]

AT&T’s “Ooops” Damages Their Biggest Argument In Favor Of T-Mobile Takeover

AT&T’s Thursday filing to the FCC related to the T-Mobile USA takeover was accidentally not redacted allowing for some details to come out that they likely would have preferred to stay private. AT&T unintentionally revealed that it would cost them $3.8 billion in additional capital expenditures to build out their LTE network from the 80% percentage they already planned on to the 97% they want to build. The document was accidentally posted … [read full article]

Sprint Picks On The Competition For Shaky Definitions Of “Unlimited”

As it turns out I’m not the only one who thinks the use of the word “unlimited” is getting out of hand in the marketing game these days. Sprint is ready to pick a fight with the competition by calling out their misuse of the word through at least one marketing effort as shown by this commercial. I’ll let you watch it for yourself and decide if Sprint is making a valid point or if this … [read full article]

Sprint Receives Subpoenas From Nine States Over T-Mobile Deal

While Sprint may be at the forefront of the AT&T/T-Mobile opposition they aren’t alone in facing scrutiny from the government over the deal. It’s been confirmed via Reuters that Sprint has received subpoenas from nine states in connection with the anti-trust review of AT&T’s takeover of T-Mobile. A letter dated June 28th to the FCC Sprint stated it had received the subpoenas and civil investigation demands for all the materials it has … [read full article]

Sprint’s Dan Hesse Ready To Bring The “Nukes” To Stop AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

Tucked away in Sprint’s “White Room” CEO Dan Hesse is mapping out his plan to “nuke” the AT&T takeover of T-Mobile. With red, blue and green ink as his weapons Hesse is laying out his tactics for stopping the merger which include both personal and corporate resources. “Clearly, purely, we want to win and block the merger,” said Hesse, during an interview with Bloomberg.com at the company’s Overland Park, Kansas headquarters. “This … [read full article]

Sprint Tells AT&T To Man Up And Buy More Towers While The State Of New York Wants “Rigorous” Examination Of Deal

Sprint continued their march to block the AT&T/T-Mobile deal with another FCC filing spelling out how AT&T can increase their network capacity by 600% without the T-Mobile purchase. According to Sprint all AT&T has to do is install more cell towers, upgrade its network to LTE and make a wish. Wait, they don’t need to do that last part. “In a new filing before the Federal Communications Commission that will be submitted … [read full article]

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]