FCC Says No Rubber Stamp for AT&T / T-Mobile Merger
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, an unnamed Federal Communications Commission official said, ""There's no way the chairman's office rubber-stamps this transaction. It will be a steep climb to say the least." AT&T proposed to acquire T-Mobile earlier this week for $39 billion and would create the nation's largest wireless network operator with 130 million subscribers. The deal has to be approved by the government before it can be completed. The FCC official's comments indicate that AT&T will likely have to make a number of concessions in order to get the deal approved. AT&T is confident the deal will pass muster. AT&T spokesman Michael Balmoris said, "We understand that Congress, the DOJ, the FCC, as well as wireless consumers will have questions about the transaction. We look forward to answering and addressing those questions. We are confident that the facts will demonstrate that the deal is in the public interest and that competition will continue to flourish."
Nokia 6 to Be Available from Amazon Next Month
HMD Global, the company that makes Nokia-branded handsets, today said it will sell the Nokia 6 smartphone in the U.S. via Amazon.
Kodak Ektra Improves Camera and Lowers Price As It Makes US Debut
Eastman Kodak and Bullitt Group this week launched the Ektra smartphone in the U.S. The handset was first announced in October 2016.
Alcatel Announces the Idol 5S with Stereo Speakers
Alcatel today marked the debut of the Idol 5S, the latest in its flagship series. Like its predecessors, the 5S features an aluminum frame, curved glass front and rear surfaces, powerful stereo speakers, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Alcatel's Modular A50 Parties with Light Up LED Accessory
Alcatel today followed through on its promise to bring the A5 LED to the U.S., though it has changed the phone's name to simply the Alcatel A50. The phone, first revealed in February, is compatible with a handful of modular accessories, the most significant of which features an LED-covere panel that can blink a few dozen LEDs with color.
Alcatel's A30 Plus Bumps Up the Screen, Processor, Camera and Battery
Alcatel today announced the A30 Plus, an improved version of the A30 we saw earlier this year. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen (up from 5.0 inches) and a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor (up from 1.1 GHz) with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
why was it ok for verizon to buy Alltel and jump past at&t as the nations largest wireless carrier...but at&t is getting such a hassle about this?
That the seemingly high school or community college edu...
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I am surprised none of the other comment bashers.. and they know who they are, have not jumped in on this one yet.
When you deal with the devil...
"We are confident that the facts will demonstrate that the deal is in the public interest and that competition will continue to flourish."
Further proof that lying is an art form which must be skillfully honed in law and business school.
TALK IS CHEAP
I wonder if AT&T will have to divest some markets like Verizon had to do on the Alltel deal.
I think they should divest some markets where AT&T and T-Mobile overlap. Thats what Verizon had to do. Whats fair is fair.
The problem with this merger is that AT&T is in nearly in every market t...
It all comes down to......
This is good