AT&T Weighing Sale of Its Cell Towers
AT&T is more seriously considering a sale of its wireless towers, reports Bloomberg. AT&T said earlier this year that it might sell its towers. AT&T could net about $5 billion from such a sale, and possible bidders include Crown Castle International, SBA Communications, and American Tower, according to Bloomberg's unidentified source. AT&T owns and operates about 10,000 towers throughout the country, which generate approximately $326 million in annual revenue thanks to other companies that lease space on the towers. The tower sale could shore up AT&T's cash position as it is making a $14 billion investment in its network. AT&T declined to comment on Bloomberg's report.
Verizon to Sell Landline Biz to Frontier for $10 Billion
Verizon Communications today confirmed plans to sell part of its wireline telephone and internet business to Frontier Communications for $10 billion. The deal covers Verizon's consumer and business assets in California, Florida, and Texas.
T-Mobile Sells 600 Towers to Phoenix Tower
T-Mobile has finalized the sale of some 600 cell towers to Phoenix Tower International. The deal, first announced in August, transferred ownership and management rights to Phoenix Tower.
U.S. Cellular to Sell 595 Cell Towers for $159 Million
U.S. Cellular today said it has agreed to sell 595 of its cell towers to Vertical Bridge Holdings for $159 million.
Sprint to Sell Certain Network Assets for $2.2 Billion
Sprint has agreed to sell select network assets to a company called Network LeaseCo and then lease back those assets for an unspecified sum. The move is meant to boost Sprint's cash position and will eventually add $2.2 billion to the company's coffers.
Towns Have to Quickly Tell Why They Reject Cell Towers
The Supreme Court sided with T-Mobile in a court case regarding the cell tower approval process. T-Mobile claimed Roswell, Ga., sent it a short letter denying a new tower and then referred T-Mobile to the town's minutes to figure out for itself the rationale behind the denial.