After Sprints claims yesterday you just knew that AT&T and T-Mobile would have to respond. We haven’t heard anything from AT&T yet but T-Mobile sent us their “Comments on New FCC Filings by AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Opponents.” T-Mobile claims that these opponents have failed to provide any “credible arguments” and said the opponents have their “head in the sand insistence that no spectrum crisis exists.”
Funny stuff either way. The thing is AT&T and T-Mobile might have a strong case about how more spectrum is necessary but does anybody think that customers will come out ahead in this deal?
Check out the full statement below:
T-Mobile Comments on New FCC Filings by AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Opponents
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.”