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America Movil to sell Mexican market assets

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • Mexico, USA
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  • July 11 2014

To comply with competition rules that impose dominant carrier regulation on any company that holds a 50 or greater share of the Mexican

AT&T, T-Mobile executives tout merger benefits to Senate lawmakers

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 13 2011

At a hearing convened by the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee on Wednesday, the CEOs of AT&T and T-Mobile USA defended their proposed merger as one that will benefit consumers

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

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • 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 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

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

Governors urge FCC approval of Comcast-NBC deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

Predicting that the proposed union of Comcast and NBC Universal (NBCU) will bring “consumers across the nation more programming choices over more communications technologies,” the governors of three states in which Comcast and NBCU boast a large corporate presence wrote to the FCC on Monday to recommend “timely government approval” of the $13.75 billion transaction

Wireless patent deals cleared by Justice Department, EU

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • February 17 2012

On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department and the European Union cleared key wireless patent deals that involve Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Research-In-Motion, while warning the parties that the government will not hesitate to act against abusive technology patent lawsuits that aim to thwart competition

AT&T, T-Mobile question carriers’ standing to challenge merger in court

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2011

Urging the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. to dismiss lawsuits filed by Sprint Nextel and C-Spire Wireless (formerly Cellular South) against AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, AT&T and T-Mobile told the court that, because both carriers are competitors and not customers who may be harmed, they lack the standing to challenge the merger on antitrust grounds pursuant to the Clayton Act

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.”

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