ACI in the Daily Caller: Spectrum Auction Shenanigans

Dish Network and T-Mobile are reportedly in talks about a possible merger, a move motivated by Dish’s recent acquisition of wireless broadband spectrum at the AWS-3 spectrum auction. Dish and T-Mobile’s potential consolidation poses significant detriments to consumers, wireless service providers and the government, when placed in the larger context of Dish’s potentially anticompetitive behavior. […]

Regulatory Competition before the FCC

T-Mobile and a few associations object to a Comcast-Verizon agreement to transfer spectrum licenses and to market each other’s services.  The agreement is in the consumer’s interest and the transferred spectrum will improve the availability of 4G services rather than letting the spectrum continue to lie fallow.  T-Mobile’s objection to the spectrum transfer is at […]

With the Merger Blocked, T-Mobile Now Disconnecting Jobs

There’s more bad news for T-Mobile in the wake of their failed merger with AT&T—they’ve recently announced they’ll be closing 7 call centers over the course of the next three months, eliminating 1,900 jobs in the process.  You would expect this to mean diminished customer service and longer wait times for consumers looking for tech […]

Eleven AGs Say AT&T/T-Mobil Deal Should Be Approved

Accourding to a Bloomberg story, eleven Attorneys General say that AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile USA should be accepted by regulators. citing economic benefits and much needed wireless spectrum.   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-27/at-t-t-mobile-bid-deserves-approval-state-lawyers-say-correct-.html

Broadcasting and Cable Quotes ACI on T-Mobile Acquistion

John Eggerton’s article in Broadcasting and Cable (“Markey, Conyers Team Up Against AT&T T-Mobile Merger,” may 26, 2011) quotes ACI on the need for a private US company to rescue T-Mobile, rather than waiting for a US bailout.  The article states: ACI said a declining T Mobile needs help, from AT&T or someone else. “T-Mobile’s […]

Telecommunications Daily Quotes ACI Expert

TR Daily’s article “Conyers, Markey Express Concerns with AT&T Purchase of T-Mobile” (May 26, 2011) quotes ACI president Steve Pociask concern that if T-Mobile will soon require a bailout, if not acquired by someone.  The entire TR Daily quote reads: “The industry continues to exhibit tremendous growth and declining prices, as would be expected from a […]

To the Rescue: T-Mobile’s Decline Requires American Investment to Save Jobs

In light of the recent public clamor by a few special interest groups, such as today’s press conference hosted by so-called “consumer advocates,” and Department of Justice filings opposing the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile, it is worth considering a few facts about the issue.    The industry continues to exhibit tremendous growth and declining prices, […]

Merger Makes Consumers Big Winners in LTE Investments

AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile has lit up the blogosphere and tech commentators with some voicing concerns over competition, but others noting the big benefit of spreading 4G services to millions more Americans.   On balance, I think this transaction will be positive for consumers.  This merger will leave three large national players and several significant facilities-based […]