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FCC to review together the T-Mobile takeover and Qualcomm spectrum purchase by AT&T

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Aug 2011, 03:11

The Federal Communications Commission lumped the two big moves by AT&T, which need regulatory approval - the purchase of T-Mobile and additional spectrum from Qualcomm - together, which means the review process might be longer than expected...

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posted on 10 Aug 2011, 03:43

1. Nate28 (unregistered)

Great the longer the better

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 09:42

3. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

This should actually shorten the process of the merger, not lengthen it. From what I read of other articles on it, they are tacking the Tmobile merger onto the Qualcom spectrum purchase. So while it may slow the Qualcomm sale down a smidge, it should speed up the Tmo merger dramatically.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 06:26 1

2. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

FCC should cancel the deals altogether because AT&T is the largest phone company already they should stop expanding and stop buying the spectrum.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 11:17

4. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

wow do you really believe that.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 12:49

5. ummmm... (unregistered)

people need to stop calling this a merger, it is a BUY-OUT just as the deal with att and centennial was. ATT will not have a new name like AT&T-Mobile. plan and simple this is a buy-out not a merger. secondly remix is correct, that will actually shoprten the entirety of the process which clearly benefits AT&T. They want this deal done quick and easy so tha tthey can increase their spectrum asap due to their already slow as hell service. I personally hope the deal doesnt go thru

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 13:16

6. sunilmathew (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)

The FC should see the take over by At&t, as a way for At&t to be the monopoly gsm carrier of the usa. Because tmobile was the only other gsm carrier to make fair competition in the gsm carrier world in the usa. So after the takeover whenever it happens, At&t won't have worry about competitive prices for gsm plans.

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