FCC Asks AT&T to Clarify How T-Mobile Deal Will Add Jobs
The Federal Communications Commission today formally requested AT&T to supply it with yet more information regarding its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. The FCC suggests that AT&T's response to questions already posed by the agency are incomplete. Specifically, the FCC wants all the data AT&T has generated in the last five years with respect to its workforce and job creation. The FCC said in a letter today that it wants to see "all analyses, reports, data, or other information in AT&T's possession, custody or control that analyze the size and location of AT&T's workforce both before and as anticipated after the merger. This would include, among all other responsive documents, any documents enumerating the number of T-Mobile and AT&T jobs that will be eliminated or added should the merger be approved, and the effect of the proposed transaction on employment both inside and outside the United States."
Samsung Makes the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 Available Unlocked
Samsung today added the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 to its list of unlocked smartphones. The two inexpensive handsets will be available to purchase directly from Samsung's web site as well as select retailers starting July 28.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
Asus Brings ZenFone 4 Lineup to U.S.
Asus recently announced plans to bring its ZenFone 4 series of phones to the U.S. unlocked market this year.
The truth of the matter
discrediting AT&T's contract and external job creation argument
One, AT&T claims that it will contract out thousands of jobs in both consolidating the T-Mobile GSM 1900 network into the AT&T GSM 850/1900 network and clearing the T-Mobile W-CDMA 2100+1700 network, then redeploying LTE 2100+1700 in the former T-Mobile AWS 2100+1700 MHz spectrum.
Two, AT&T claims that rural 4G deployment will be an economic multiplier that will engender job growth in rural America.
Per the first claim, no doubt, AT&T would contract out many jobs for network consolidation and AWS 2100+1700 MHz spectrum clearing. Both types of contract work, however, would...
i used to support the merger but not anymore!
Is this a Joke?