AT&T CEO Warns of Higher Prices in Wake of T-Mobile Failure
Replying to: I Generally Find by acdc1a
Re: I Generally Find
With wireless companies, they arent trying to give away a surplus of spectrum they dont have, they are trying to use up as much of it as they can for the best possible experience for the prices they can charge. AT&T is no different. In this case, they are trying to recoup their spectrum loss and cash losses to T-Mobile. In exchange, once thats recouped, in a year or two, they will go back to the board and try to approve another merger of a smaller regional carrier that has spectrum where they want. This is EXACTLY what Sprint did with Sprint Affiliates, bought them out and used their spectrum, but only Nextel was their one major purchase that gave them what they needed to compete in the future. AT&T will follow on those footsteps only 15 years too late.