Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Reveal Navigation

Financial Analysts Note Range Of Support For Wireless Merger Financial Analysts Note Range Of Support For Wireless Merger Financial Analysts Note Range Of Support For Wireless Merger Financial Analysts Note R...

share
This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Congress

Financial Analysts Note Range Of Support For Wireless Merger

June 1, 2011

Analysts at an influential financial counseling firm say there were few surprises in petitions filed on Tuesday at the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to block AT&T's proposed takeover of T-Mobile.

"The opposition filings largely amplify arguments that were previewed in the press and congressional testimony, with an emphasis on arguing that the merger would create a tipping point for a wireless duopoly and challenging AT&T's core claim that they need to acquire T-Mobile in order to resolve capacity constraints," researchers for Baltimore-based Stifel, Nicolaus & Company wrote in an analysis released Wednesday.

The firm identified a series of demands made by critics of the merger, including a need for spectrum divestitures, regulation of wireless roaming, special access, and handset access.

Officials at AT&T are delighted that a wide range of groups have come out in support of the $39 billion deal. Among the supporters are labor and education groups; advocates for minorities and people with disabilities; a string of state governors; companies like Microsoft and Corning; and the Sierra Club.

Stifel Nicolaus cautioned that the most influential parties may be responding confidentially to the Department of Justice.

You May Find These of Interest
Get us in your feed.
Job Board
Search Jobs
Watershed Resources Specialist
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Francisco, CA
Project Manager II
American Society of Civil Engineers | Memphis, TN
Manager of Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Berkeley, CA
Mechanical Engineer - Dallas, TX
American Society of Civil Engineers | Dallas, TX
SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER / ENGINEERING PRODUCTION MANAGER
American Society of Civil Engineers | Boulder, CO
Senior GCP Auditor
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Francisco, CA
Structural Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Orlando, FL
Construction Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Chicago, IL
Concrete Testing Technician & Special Inspectors
American Society of Civil Engineers | New York, NY
SharePoint Specialist - Englewood, CO
American Society of Civil Engineers | Englewood, CO
Construction Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Cleveland, OH
Rail Vehicle Mechanical Engineer - Elmira, NY
American Society of Civil Engineers | Philadelphia, PA
Structural Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Chicago, IL
Engineering Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Springfield, VA