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"AT&T faces network spectrum and capacity constraints more severe than those of any other wireless provider, and this merger provides by far the surest, fastest, and most efficient solution to that challenge," AT&T tells FCC.
Verizon exec doesn't say when Apple will offer the next version of its popular phone.
Existing voice roaming rules already allow regional competitors to use the big carriers' networks for phone calls outside of their own service territories. But smaller wireless providers say they, too, need to be able to offer nationwide data service to compete
The region is a battleground for the wireless broadband offering known as "4G." AT&T already has much of the infrastructure in place, and the investment will be "in the same range" of the more than $200 million the company has spent upgrading its network over the past three years, an executive says.
At a secluded, nondescript facility in North Raleigh, AT&T gears up to support the rollout of "4G" high-speed wireless service later this year. The media is invited to take a tour for the first time.
AT&T's agreement to buy T-Mobile, the No. 4 carrier, came as a surprise: media reports had previously pegged Sprint and T-Mobile as likely to combine their businesses. But AT&T was able to offer T-Mobile's parent company, Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG, much more.
Officials at the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission could spend a year or more scrutinizing the deal before deciding whether to block it or allow it to proceed with substantial conditions attached.
The deal would reduce the number of wireless carriers with national coverage from four to three, and is sure to face close regulatory scrutiny. It also removes a potential partner for Sprint Nextel Corp., the struggling No. 3 carrier, which had been in talks to combine with T-Mobile USA, according to Wall Street Journal reports.
AT&T releases two maps showing how its 4G wireless network is forecast to appear with and without the merger with T-Mobile. Here's the "with" map.
AT&T releases two maps showing how its 4G wireless network is forecast to appear with and without the merger with T-Mobile. Here's the "without" map.
In an online journal from the "Chemo Clubhouse," Cynthia Marshall says she has beaten colon cancer and plans to return to work in July. "I remain optimistic and am hanging on tightly to God's promises," she writes.