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."
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.
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?