The FCC on Friday approved AT&T Mobility's proposed $780 million purchase of Atlantic Tele-Network's retail wireless business, which still operates under the Alltel brand. However, the agency said the transaction "will likely cause some competitive and other public interest harms in several local markets" but that it is approving the deal due to AT&T's acceptance of a number of conditions on the transaction, including that AT&T maintain Alltel's CDMA network through June 2015.
The FCC has stopped its review of AT&T Mobility's proposed $780 million purchase of Atlantic Tele-Network's retail wireless business, which still operates under the Alltel brand, arguing that AT&T has not provided enough information about how it will transition Alltel's remaining prepaid customers to its network.
The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2013 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU and revenue--of each carrier.
AT&T Mobility said it will acquire Atlantic Tele-Network's retail wireless business, which still operates under the Alltel brand, for $780 million, in a deal that could give AT&T more spectrum holdings in key bands.
LAS VEGAS--The CEOs of some of the smaller U.S. wireless operators told attendees at the Competitive Carriers Association gathering here that unlimited data may not be sustainable for the long-term. But they added that the ingenuity and engineering prowess of the wireless industry should not be underestimated.
Top executives from Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S), T-Mobile USA, Leap Wireless (NASDAQ:LEAP) and other small carriers urged key members of Congress not to take away the FCC's authority to set rules for
Sovernet, the Vermont-based subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network (NASDAQ: ATNI), is getting $33.4 million broadband courtesy of the National Telecommunications and Information Administrations (NTIA)
The FCC approved Atlantic-Tele Network's $200 million purchase of former Alltel assets from Verizon Wireless. The commission's approval is the last step in the regulatory approval process; the
Atlantic Tele-Network said the Department of Justice signed off on its purchase of former Alltel assets from Verizon Wireless. The company did not provide an expected final closing date for the
ZTE, better known in the U.S. market as a handset vendor, said it is working with a small regional operator to deploy LTE trial networks in parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. The Chinese vendor