AT&T Wireless Officially For Sale
Jan 22, 2004, 9:28 AM by (staff)
AT&T Wireless today confirmed that it has received numerous takeover bids, and is seriously considering them. Official bids are said to have been received from Cingular and NTT Docomo, while Vodafone and Nextel are reportedly also interested. AT&T Wireless has retained financial and legal firms to assist with the process, although the company said today "there can be no assurance that any transaction will occur." The company also postponed its annual analyst meeting, to be rescheduled "at a later date as appropriate."
Broadcom Makes More Promises to Appease US Regulators
Broadcom today said it won't sell anything considered a "critical national security asset" to foreign buyers if its proposed purchase of Qualcomm is approved by U.S. regulators.
FCC Denies Dish $3.3 Billion in Auction Discounts
The FCC has officially and unanimously rejected Dish Network's $3.3 billion in AWS-3 spectrum auction discounts. Dish used three smaller companies, in which it owned an 85% stake each, to place bids on its behalf.
FCC Embraces New Auction Rules for Designated Entities
The FCC today formally adopted a Report and Order that makes changes to how small businesses participate in spectrum auctions. The changed rules are a response to Dish Networks' use of designated entities to place bids on its behalf in the AWS-3 auction earlier this year.
FCC Likely to Reject Dish's Auction Discounts
The FCC is prepared to reject Dish Network's $3.3 billion in auction discounts, reports the Wall Street Journal. Dish used three smaller companies to place bids on its behalf.
Google to Do More to Push Security Patches to Android Phones
Google today said it plans to give phone makers and network operators more options for pushing security updates to smartphones. In an annual report published today, Google says some 735 million devices received at least one security update during 2016.
if cingular took over..~~