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Changing Old Antitrust Thinking for a New Gilded Age

Location:
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA, 94720-7200, United States
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2

In the past few months, it seems gigantic, industry-consolidating acquisitions are all the rage. Are these the new trusts? The answer may be yes, unfortunately.

FCC Acting General Counsel Jon Sallet Outlines Deal-Vetting Philosophy

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
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In a speech at the National Press Club, Jon Sallet, the acting general counsel at the Federal Communications Commission, outlined what he said is FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's approach to weighing allegations that some television station license transfers are anticompetitive.

AT&T's Stephenson: Device subsidy model is 'fundamentally changing'

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AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that the model that has prevailed in the US wireless industry for years of customers getting subsidized devices in exchange for signing two-year contracts is radically shifting.

T-Mobile Turns an Industry on Its Ear in a Fight for Its Life

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T-Mobile, 12920 SE 38th St, Bellevue, WA, 98006, United States
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2

A rash of consumer-friendliness has broken out across the mobile data industry. In 2013, the four major carriers -- AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile -- cut prices and offered greater flexibility in how they sell their voice, text and broadband services. The industry could be on the verge of an all-out price war. Who is responsible for this blessed state of affairs? Credit must go to the United States government.

Here’s Why the Biggest Cable Company in the Country Thinks It Can Get Bigger

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
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So here’s the big idea that’s supposed to get the Comcast/Time warner deal approved in the coming months: It’s okay for a giant cable company to buy another giant cable company, because cable companies don’t compete. And that’s about it.

T-Mobile's Wacky Plan to Trash the Wireless Business Model

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T-Mobile, 12920 SE 38th St, Bellevue, WA, 98006, United States
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T-Mobile is merely the first company in the US market to acknowledge reality. Wireless telecommunications in the US is on its way to becoming what the industry has fought against for two decades: a commodity business, where carriers and un-carriers all look the same and prices keep going down.

T-Mobile shows the upside of M&A skepticism

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T-Mobile, 12920 SE 38th St, Bellevue, WA, 98006, United States
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3

Two years ago, AT&T announced it had agreed to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion. Fortunately, for Americans with cellphones, the government stepped in to prevent an already consolidated industry from calcifying further. Now, they’re reaping the benefits.

Would the FCC Chair Nominee Really Have Approved the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger?

Location:
Public Knowledge, 1818 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
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2

I want to tackle the current "Tom Wheeler would have approved the AT&T/T-Mo merger in 2011."

Six Revealing Quotes From Obama’s New FCC Nominee, Tom Wheeler

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Washington, DC, United States
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Tom Wheeler, reportedly the nominee to chair the Federal Communications Commission, now faces confirmation by the Senate, but that's perhaps the last place to turn for insight into what the candidate really thinks on tech policy. A far more interesting set of opinions can be found on Wheeler's blog, which he's kept since May 2007.

US telcos pave way for more mergers

Location:
USA, United States
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The US wireless industry has entered into a tumultuous round of consolidation.

T-Mobile Shouts Back at AT&T While its Network Team Quietly Builds Away

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T-Mobile, 12920 SE 38th St, Bellevue, WA, 98006, United States
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AT&T and T-Mobile are spending big bucks to take potshots at one another.

AT&T Goes After Former Merger Partner T-Mobile With Attack Ads

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
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AT&T took aim at T-Mobile USA’s network performance in newspapers ads, escalating a rivalry between two companies that were once poised to merge.

AT&T's Stephenson: We didn't execute well on T-Mobile deal

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AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson admitted that his company didn't execute well on its proposed $39 billion dollar deal to purchase T-Mobile USA when it made a bid for the operator in 2010.

AT&T’s Biggest Problems Aren’t Emboldened Rivals, Chief Says

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AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
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1

With two potential mergers that could strengthen long-lagging competitors — AT&T is under pressure to respond.

Remember how AT&T swore it needed T-Mobile to expand LTE? Funny story.

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
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2

Last year, when AT&T was in the throes of trying to convince federal regulators that its proposed deal to acquire T-Mobile should go through, company executives repeatedly cited the fact that they didn’t have enough spectrum to begin with and needed their smaller competitor’s resources. On November 7, AT&T changed its tune, saying that it would have complete LTE coverage nationwide by 2014, largely driven by its purchases earlier this year of the 2.3GHz WCS band.

AT&T caught in a brazen 4G lie

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AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
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2

AT&T announced a plan to cover 96% of the U.S. population with 4G-LTE service by the end of 2014. That's great news for customers -- but it reveals that AT&T told regulators a pretty big whopper last year while fighting for its doomed T-Mobile merger.

How Antitrust Enforcement And Pro-Competitive Regulation Encourage Investment, Innovation, and Spectrum Efficiency

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
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2

In the past month, to the complete surprise of just about every analyst and industry watcher, foreign investors spent the equivalent of $25 billion to invest in competing carriers T-Mobile and to acquire control of Sprint and ClearWire. AT&T has announced a whole bunch of network upgrades such as repurposing its 2G spectrum, clearing up the interference in the WCS band, and a seemingly endless stream of license acquisitions. While the last is perhaps not so unusual, U.S. Cellular has likewise been spending money to cobble together a broader footprint using the less—than—stellar—but—better—than–nothing 700 MHz A block. Quite a turnaround from the start of 2011, when the industry appeared on a glide-path for a duopoly. So what happened?

The Spectrum Gap Keeps Growing

Location:
Public Knowledge, 1818 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
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2

A growing "spectrum gap" between Verizon and AT&T and the rest of the wireless industry is hobbling competition and harming consumers.

Memo to T-Mobile’s future CEO: Don’t change a thing

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T-Mobile, 12920 SE 38th St, Bellevue, WA, 98006, United States
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2

Philipp Humm is out at T-Mobile, and we don’t know why.

T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm Suddenly Resigns

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T-Mobile, 12920 SE 38th St, Bellevue, WA, 98006, United States
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3

Philipp Humm, the CEO of T-Mobile USA, has resigned.

FCC Chairman Genachowski fires back at AT&T

Location:
New Orleans, LA, United States
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The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission fired back at AT&T and T-Mobile, saying the agency’s decision to block the mobile giants’ merger won’t push up consumer prices.

AT&T Chief Says Blocked Deal Will Cost Consumers

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AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
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The government's decision to block AT&T's takeover of Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile USA unit will result in higher prices to consumers, AT&T Chairman and Chief Executive Randall Stephenson contended.

Transfer of Spectrum from AT&T to T-Mobile Approved by FCC

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
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4

The Federal Communications Commission approved the transfer of AWS spectrum licenses from AT&T to T-Mobile USA, agreed to as part of the breakup of the proposed merger between the two companies.

Former Rep. Boucher: FCC made ‘wrong decision’ on AT&T merger

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made a mistake in blocking the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile, according to former Rep. Rick Boucher.

AT&T Statement on T-Mobile Closing Seven Call centers

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AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
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1

T-Mobile made the sad announcement that it would be closing seven call centers, laying off thousands of workers, and that more layoff announcements may follow. Normally, we’d not comment on something like this. But I feel this is an exception for one big reason -- only a few months ago AT&T promised to preserve these very same call centers and jobs if our merger was approved. We also predicted that if the merger failed, T-Mobile would be forced into major layoffs.

T-Mobile goes rogue against AT&T

Location:
T-Mobile, 12920 SE 38th St, Bellevue, WA, 98006, United States
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2

In the months since its proposed marriage with AT&T fell apart, T-Mobile USA has re-emerged as a feisty antagonist to its bigger rival.

AT&T-Union Alliance Frays

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
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AT&T leaned heavily on union support for its attempted acquisition of T-Mobile USA last year. Now, two months after the $39 billion deal collapsed, some union leaders say the carrier doesn't seem very grateful.

T-Mobile USA Reports Huge Customer Defections, Says It Will Launch LTE in 2013

Location:
Deutsche Telekom AG, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 140, Bonn, 53113, Germany
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Deutsche Telekom announced that T-Mobile USA will launch high-speed LTE service sometime next year, but noted that the most recent quarter was a brutal one for its US mobile business.

AT&T's Chief Pays for Big Deal's Failure

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AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
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AT&T's failed $39 billion bid for T-Mobile USA cost the telecommunications giant $4 billion in assets and cash. It also cost Chief Executive Randall Stephenson.

Sprint CEO: Failure Of AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Means 'Many More Options' For Sprint

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Sprint Nextel, 6550 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS, 66251, United States
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2

Sprint spent much of 2011 battling a proposed merger between its competitors AT&T and T-Mobile USA. Seven weeks after that deal was officially declared dead, Sprint Chief Executive Dan Hesse said the break-off would create opportunities for Sprint.