AT&T is a leader in telecommunication services, including cell phones, wireless, U-verse, digital TV, high speed internet, DSL, home phone, and bundled services.
New Steps In AT&T’s Acquisition of T-Mobile
It was announced by the Federal Communications Commission on April 21 that it was asked by Deutsche Telecom and AT&T to transfer the licenses that are now used by T-Mobile. In fact, it is an important step as it will help move forward with its $39 billion bid.
Sprint is known to be the only company that is against the proposed acquisition. AT&T hopes that the acquisition of T-Mobile will provide customers of the latter carrier with better signal quality as well as more reliable communications. But still AT&T keeps silent how it is going to support customers of T-Mobile’s 4G which have faster connection than it is offered by AT&T.
It is suggested by AT&T that the merger will bring foster innovation, which can lead to strangled competition. As a result, AT&T will be able to increase prices.
Although Sprint is confident that the FCC is going to reject the purchase, others are not so sure about that. It is now clear that AT&T is presenting its acquisition in the best light in order to retain the customers that T-Mobile has. AT&T has promised a lot to the FCC when it comes to customers of T-Mobile. But the most important here is that the carrier has to promise those to customers.