Masayoshi Son’s Sprint Corp. is offering rural mobile carriers help on network investment as the billionaire continues to lobby for support for a possible combination with T-Mobile US Inc.
Lobbyists for Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. can sip $11 Sugar Daddy cocktails tonight to help Senator John Thune, a lawmaker with influence over one of their top priorities: getting more airwaves.
AT&T Inc., the largest U.S. phone company, won approval from federal regulators for its $1.93 billion purchase of Qualcomm Inc. airwaves three days after dropping its plan to buy T-Mobile USA Inc.
The U.S. move to block AT&T Inc.’s purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc. marks a rare Washington defeat for the largest U.S. phone company, a failure deal opponents called a triumph of antitrust analysis over lobbying muscle.
U.S. House lawmakers said they are concerned that AT&T Inc. ’s planned purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc. may thwart competition and raise prices for wireless users.
AT&T Inc. is cobbling together about $2.6 billion in deals for airwaves to catch up with Verizon Wireless, which has vaulted ahead in the race to stockpile the industry’s most precious asset.
Small wireless carriers see a new path to scoring users of Apple Inc.’s iPhone and other popular handsets: the legalization of unlocking mobile devices.
AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless must let smaller competitors use their networks for mobile Internet service under rules approved today by a divided Federal Communications Commission.
Barnes & Noble Inc., the biggest U.S. bookstore chain, lost its bid for a federal judge to dismiss some claims it infringed Alcatel-Lucent patents related to Internet commerce.
Opponents of AT&T Inc.’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA cheered news that the deal was scrapped.
"Smaller carriers have a very difficult time getting access to smartphones and handsets."
- Steven Berry on Mar 12, 2013