T-Mobile responds to the opponents of AT&T merger

AT&T USA had announced this March that they would acquire the T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for US$ 39 billion. Later Sprint opposed the merger saying that they need to have approval of Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission (FFC) for the tranaction. Now T-Mobile has responded to those FCC filings.
T-Mobile Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Tom Sugrue has said that the opponents failed offer any credible arguments for the commission to deny the transaction. They have also said that the AT&T needs more spectrum to serve more people in USA and merging with the T-Mobile is the solution. They are also confident that FCC would approve the transaction.

Press Release

BELLEVUE, Wash – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Today, Tom Sugrue, T-Mobile Senior
Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement:

“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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