AT&T Says It Has the Motivation, Cash to Close T-Mobile Deal Fast
AT&T CFO John Stephens today reiterated the company's commitment to acquiring smaller rival T-Mobile USA. "We continue to move forward with our efforts to complete the T-Mobile transaction...and we will continue to pursue the sale," said Stephens at a conference in New York. Stephens said the company has amassed $10 billion in cash reserves, a $20 billion bridge, and an $8 billion backup to help it make the $39.5 billion acquisition price. "So we clearly have an ability to close the deal very quickly and have those resources. That is the plan," said Stephens. AT&T believes it can beat the lawsuit it is facing from the Department of Justice, though Stephens wouldn't share the company's strategy for doing so. After the Justice Department's trial concludes, AT&T will still face lawsuits from Sprint and C Spire Wireless.
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.
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.
Moto Z2 Force Drops 'Droid' Branding On Verizon
Motorola announced the Z2 Force today, which replaces both the Z and Z Force from last year. The phone will be sold by most U.S.
U.S. Carriers Create Mobile Authentication Taskforce
Mobile operators in the U.S. today said they will work together to help customers more easily manage app and account authentication while also protecting consumers' privacy and identity.
Monopolizing landlines in the past was not enough for them?
They do not need T-Mobile to give them the network spectrum and expansion they so claim.
With what they have, they are more than quite capable. G...
I'm dying to know why Sprint is so opposed to this.
If an AT&T and T-Mobile merger is bad for the customers and will raise prices please explain how this will not BENEFIT Sprint?
That's a lot of money