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Court dismisses suit alleging wireless pricing collusion

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 18 2009

In another legal development that concerns the U.S. wireless industry, a U.S. district court judge dismissed for lack of evidence a series of antitrust class-action suits that accused the four national wireless carriers of conspiring to raise text message rates in tandem over a two-year period

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

Kohl plans hearing on Verizon-SpectrumCo deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2012

Verizon Wireless’s plan to acquire the spectrum assets of Cox Communications and the SpectrumCo cable consortium and a related cross-marketing arrangement among the companies has attracted the attention of Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI), who announced on Wednesday that his subcommittee will soon conduct hearings to assess the competitive implications of the deals

Comcast-NBC merger hearing focuses on diversity

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2010

Witnesses gathered at a House Judiciary Committee field hearing on the Comcast-NBC Universal (NBCU) merger offered differing views on the transaction's impact on media diversity

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

Executives of Huawei, ZTE questioned at house hearing

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2012

Officials of Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. defended their companies against allegations of espionage and anticompetitive practices at a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee last Thursday

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.”

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