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FCC stops clock on the SpectrumCo transaction to solicit comment on VerizonT-Mobile deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 29 2012

In a development triggered by the VerizonT-Mobile USA spectrum swap, the FCC announced on Tuesday that it will halt for 14 days the agency’s informal 180-day “shot clock” on the Verizon-SpectrumCo proceeding to give interested parties the opportunity to comment on the impact of the VerizonT-Mobile spectrum exchange on the SpectrumCo deal

FCC approves DISH license transfer, but rejects waiver of MSSATC integrated service rule

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2012

Last Friday, DISH Network won FCC approval of its request to acquire 2 GHz mobile satellite service (MSS) S-band licenses and related assets from bankrupt MSS providers TerreStar Networks and DBSD North America

Latest FCC report to congress on satellite competition declines to pronounce market competitive

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2011

In its third report to Congress on the state of satellite competition, the FCCfor the first time everwithheld conclusions that effective competition exists in the fixed satellite (FSS), mobile satellite (MSS), and satellite digital radio (SDAR) markets

FCC halts merger review clock on AT&T-Qualcomm deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2011

On the eve of an anticipated FCC decision on AT&T’s planned $1.9 billion acquisition of wireless 700 MHz band licenses held by Qualcomm, Inc., the FCC abruptly halted its merger review, explaining that the transaction raises similar issues that are now being considered by the FCC with respect to AT&T’s proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA

OMB allows FCC to proceed with special access data collection

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 22 2014

This week, the FCC was cleared by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect data from sellers and purchasers of special access services

FCC Chairman proposes administrative hearing on AT&TT-Mobile merger

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 23 2011

In an ominous development for merger partners AT&T and T-Mobile USA, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski circulated a proposed order among the FCC’s commissioners yesterday that would designate the $39 billion transaction for hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ

Verizon defends SpectrumCo deal against critics, as FCC requests additional information

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2012

Addressing petitioners who have asked the FCC to reject its $3.6 billion plan to acquire advanced wireless service (AWS) spectrum held by the SpectrumCo venture, Verizon Wireless told the FCC on Monday that the proposed transaction fits “squarely in line with Administration and Commission policy to ensure that spectrum is put to use to satisfy the American public’s rapidly growing demand for broadband.”

Verizon offers to sell 700 MHz spectrum in exchange for approval of SpectrumCo deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 20 2012

To placate regulators and rival carriers who have voiced concern with Verizon Wireless’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of advanced wireless service spectrum held by the SpectrumCo venture, Verizon said on Wednesday that it would sell its A- and B-block licenses in the 700 MHz band upon receiving regulatory approval of the SpectrumCo deal

Justice Department approves Centennial acquisition with conditions

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2009

AT&T’s proposed $2.7 billion acquisition of regional wireless firm Centennial Communications was approved conditionally on Tuesday by the Justice Department (DOJ), which said AT&T must comply with an antitrust consent decree that requires AT&T to divest overlapping assets in portions of two states for the deal to proceed

Judge allows portions of sprint, C-Spire claims against AT&TT-Mobile merger to proceed

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2011

In a mixed ruling handed down late Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle declared that Sprint and C-Spire (formerly Cellular South) could proceed with portions of their respective antitrust lawsuits against the AT&TT-Mobile merger