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Iridium-GHL merger approved by FCC

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2009

Plans by GHL Acquisition Corp. to merge with mobile satellite services (MSS) firm Iridium Holdings LLC were approved last Friday by the FCC, which concluded that the deal, which values Iridium at $591 million, serves the public interest

FCC requests further information on Comcast-NBCU merger

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2010

In separate letters delivered to merger partners Comcast and NBC Universal on Monday, the FCC asked both companies to answer additional questions on a variety of topics that include the companies' agreements with content providers and advertisers and proposed rate changes

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 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

FCC halts review clock on AT&TT-Mobile merger, as key Senator urges blockage of deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2011

Citing AT&T’s disclosure that it is now using “new models” to justify its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, FCC Wireless Bureau Chief Rick Kaplan confirmed on Wednesday that the FCC had stopped its informal 180-day “shot clock” for approval of the $39 billion deal

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

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

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

Justice Department sues to block AT&TT-Mobile merger

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2011

Launching the most significant challenge against the AT&TT-Mobile merger to date, the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) filed suit on Wednesday to block the $39 billion deal, arguing that the merger will remove a significant wireless market competitor (T-Mobile) that has the power to constrain prices industry-wide