The US DoJ announces it will challenge the proposed merger between two of the four largest providers of mobile wireless telecommunications services (AT&T / T-Mobile)

AT&T’s Planned Acquisition of T-Mobile Challenged by Justice Department* The U.S. Department of Justice today moved to block AT&T Corporation’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc. According to the Justice Department, the proposed acquisition would combine two of the four largest providers of mobile wireless telecommunications services. These four national carriers—AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile—control over 90 percent of the national cell phone market. AT&T said in an August 31 statement that it was ”surprised and disappointed” by the Justice Department’s action. Despite repeated meetings with the Department of Justice, “there was no indication from the DOJ that this action was being contemplated,” according to AT&T. The company said that it would request an

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Jeffrey May, The US DoJ announces it will challenge the proposed merger between two of the four largest providers of mobile wireless telecommunications services (AT&T / T-Mobile), 31 August 2011, e-Competitions August 2011, Art. N° 38375

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