According to a Financial Times (FT) report, the German government - which is the biggest, 32 percent, shareholder in Deutsche Telekom - is becoming increasingly apprehensive that the US antitrust concerns would probably lead to the fall through of AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of Deutsche Telekom's US mobile phone division, T-Mobile USA.
The uncertainty surrounding AT&T's planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA increased recently when the proposed merger hit yet another stumbling block --- with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)'s chairman stating on Friday that the merger failed to meet the FCC's standard for approval.
In a last week statement by the Philippines police's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), it was revealed that the law enforcement officials in Philippines, together with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), busted a gang of four alleged hackers in Manila; and that the hackers supposedly have links with a terrorist group based in Saudi Arabia.
It was announced by the Federal Communications Commission that AT&T along with Deutsche Telekom has filed a case with them wherein it has requested them for shifting T-Mobile's license to AT&T. It said that this was necessary for its $39 billion bid to take over smaller competitors.
There is also news that Sprint Nextel has objected to transfer of any licenses. In a strong-worded statement that was present to press, Sprint's VP said that such filing would allow for creation of an entrenched duopoly in the wireless industry.
Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel has openly lashed out the deal between its two close rivals AT&T Inc and its proposed acquisition of T Mobile USA. He angrily said that if the deal goes through then it would not only put into question innovations on the wireless industry but would also hamper growth.
He is the head of the third largest player in mobile industry in US and is totally against the $3.9 billion deal. He wants it to be scrutinized by the regulator and said that his distaste for the deal is nothing more than an echo of the comments of Sprint executives.
Recently, the biggest acquisition is expected to take place in the world. AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile discloses his purchase of T-Mobile USA worth $39 billion. However, this possession still seeks the approval of the regulator which might take more than a year even if the carrier pledges to sell assets and expand rural coverage.
AT&T has made the decision-making course a little more difficult for those planning to buy an archetype iPad and its new release models. According to reports, CNET contributor Jim Dalrymple stated on “The Loop,” his personal blog that AT&T has reduced the price of iPad 3G by $100.
The 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models when first released were priced at $629, $729, and $829, respectively earlier but now cost $429, $529, and $629 respectively.
Telecom carrier, AT&T has said today that it will roll out support for Personal Hotspot feature of Apple's iOS 4.3 on iPhone 4 form March 11.
Rival Verizon Wireless allows users to create use their smartphone to create a personal Wi-Fi hotspot. Users can connect upto up to five other devices, including tablets and notebooks to the internet using iPhone's hotspot.
"AT&T plans to support the iOS 4.3 mobile hotspot feature when it's released March 11," an AT&T spokesman said today. "To utilize this feature, customers will need to subscribe to the DataPro 4GB/$45 tethering data plan."
Apple's new TV ad "Two is better than one" is praising both AT&T and Verizon as both are now providing network to the iPhone. The Apple iPhone has recently been made available on AT&T's rival network provider Verizon. Earlier, AT&T had the exclusive rights to sell the iPhone.
Apple's new ad demonstrates two iPhones next to each other performing exactly the same tasks at exactly the same time, to give the impression that the two network providers are equal.
Android Central has exposed an AT&T product screen showing Motorola's recently introduced Atrix 4G with March 1 release date.
Unveiled on January 5 at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Atrix 4G smartphone has no exact official release date. But, if Android Central's claims are true, it will be the first dual-core smartphone to hit the US store shelves.
The Atrix 4G has several striking features that allow it to stand apart from the crowd of others in the market.
Dallas-based telecommunications firm AT&T has released a 10-minute documentary that elucidates how the dangers of texting while driving.
The video presents the real-life stories of people whose lives have been adversely affected texting on the go. The video “The Last Text” is a part of firm’s "It Can Wait" campaign.
AT&T's global marketing officer Cathy Coughlin said that they released the video to make people think twice before before using their cell phones for texting while driving.
Rumors are swirling that network provider Verizon is ready to pay Apple for making the iPhone available on its airwaves.
A report published in the Wall Street journal claims that Verizon has suggested Apple to make its iPhone partially exclusive for the carrier along with AT&T.
AT&T has exclusive rights to sell Apple’s flagship iPhone since it was launched in 2007. The exclusivity deal is applicable five years, but Apple is reportedly mulling over plans to make the iPhone available on other carriers also as a number of customers are dissatisfied with AT&T service.
MicroSD cards supplied with Samsung Windows Phone 7 handsets could cause problems like device instability and performance degradation.
Carrier AT&T is suggesting the owners of the Samsung Windows Phone 7 handsets not to remove or replace the microSD cards as these cards do not work the same way in Windows Phone 7 devices as they do with other devices.
Handset manufacturers like that of Samsung put cards in their Windows Phone 7 handsets, despite Microsoft’s repeated warning that handsets running its latest mobile operating system would not support tradition SD card use.
AT&T Inc. announces the introduction of its new system AT&T ForHealth that allows the health care sector to improve significantly by documenting medical records electronically.
The highly modern practices intended by AT&T aim to improve the health sector. They include electronically controlled pill bottles that signal every time they have been opened and send text messages in cases patients forget to take their medicine.
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