Leap Wireless: concerns on the AT&T-Mobile deal
By Kim Zalewski
- 5/26/2011 14:01
Since AT&T announced that it was going to acquire T-Mobile, we have seen a number of folks who have voiced their concern about the deal. Just a few days ago, Leap Wireless joined Sprint and others in the battle versus AT&T-Mobile. President and chief executive of Leap and Cricket, Doug Hutcheson, stated the following: (Leap Opposes Proposed AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile USA) 'We oppose the proposed acquisition. A competitive marketplace is critical to wireless innovation -- and small and mid-sized carriers such as Cricket are driving that innovation. The proposed acquisition would eliminate T-Mobile as an important nationwide competitor in the industry. It also raises problems of spectrum concentration and impaired access to spectrum by competitive carriers; undercuts access to wholesale voice and data roaming services; and threatens to foster reduced device availability and reduced interoperability of wireless networks and devices, among many other issues. Those results are not in the public interest.'
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