T-Mobile Responds To The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Opponents, Listen Up Sprint And Others

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Everyone has had there say on the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. Most notably, Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint, has been in opposition of this since it was announced. Today, we get a word from T-Mobile. As you can expect, this echoes loudly what AT&T has been saying – SPECTRUM. All in all, it’s made clear that T-Mobile and AT&T feels like their opponents have their “head-in-the-sand.” So check out the statement below, and let us know what you think! BTW, whose side are you on?

Tom Sugrue, T-Mobile Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

The opponents of the AT&T-T-Mobile merger have had their final say as part of the FCC’s formal pleading cycle and, not surprisingly, they have failed to offer any credible arguments to support their view that the Commission should deny the transaction.  What is surprising, however, is their repeated head-in-the-sand insistence that no spectrum crisis exists.  As part of their application, AT&T and T-Mobile provided a compelling showing of their need for more spectrum to continue to provide quality service to customers and roll out new technologies in the future.  And the two companies have demonstrated that a combination of their networks and spectrum holdings is by far the best way to solve this problem and ensure improved service and enhanced innovation.  The FCC has long acknowledged the harmful consequences of ignoring the spectrum crunch, and we are confident it will approve our proposed market-based solution.”

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