According to a press release, Tom Sugrue, T-Mobile’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, the AT&T/T-Mobile merger is necessary in order to prevent “spectrum crisis.”
“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.”
Sprint, however, says there is no “spectrum crisis”, further, they claim that the problem isn’t due to spectrum, rather it’s AT&T’s alleged failure to manage its business well. They go on to say that rather than purchasing another carrier, they should put their money in improving their network.
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Source: Android and Me