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AT&T Wireless

CPUC to Review AT&T&T Proposed Merger

The California Public Utilities Commission will launch an investigation into the pending AT&T/T-Mobile merger.

The Commission, which is now populated by a majority of members appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown, will evaluate whether to propose conditions on the merger. The Commission will be taking public testimony, and moving its review along a fast track which . . . → Read More: CPUC to Review AT&T&T Proposed Merger

AT&T Wireless

AT&T&T Likely to Have to Divest Portions of Networks

Reuters is reporting that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson believes that his company will have to divest portions of its existing wireless network to secure federal permissions to acquire T-Mobile. Stephenson’s comments were made in New York at a Council on Foreign Relations event held on March 30, 2011

My suspicion is that T-Mobile will be . . . → Read More: AT&T&T Likely to Have to Divest Portions of Networks

AT&T Wireless

AT&T&T?

It’s no surprise that T-Mobile will soon cease to exist in the U.S. What is a surprise is that AT&T is claiming the prize, rather than the widely-rumored suitor, Sprint/Nextel.

What is more of a surprise is that T-Mobile lasted so long before giving up the ship. T-Mobile has always played a game of the . . . → Read More: AT&T&T?

Clearwire

Clearwire to Present at Citi 21st Annual Global Entertainment, Media & Telecommunications Conference

Clearwire’s CFO will, no doubt, have some important things to say about Clearwire’s UNCLEAR financial future when he presents next week at Citi’s 21st Annual Global Entertainment, Media & Telecommunications Conference. Details below are from Clearwire’s press release. I’ll bet Sprint’s investment and finance people will be very interested in what’s said!

Clearwire to Present . . . → Read More: Clearwire to Present at Citi 21st Annual Global Entertainment, Media & Telecommunications Conference

Clearwire

No Clear Path for Clearwire

Clearwire is undergoing a capital squeeze that may leave it unable to continue as an ongoing business. The issues that face the company are clearly set out in its most current SEC 10Q report (dated 11/4/10), which contains this passage:

Liquidity Issues

We are at an early stage of implementing our business strategy. Since formation, . . . → Read More: No Clear Path for Clearwire

Clearwire

Site Landlords: Does Clearwire or Clear Wireless Want On to Your Site?

In various markets in California, Clearwire (sometimes Clear Wireless LLC) is seeking tower site landlord authorization to add to an existing site. Sometimes the applications or lease amendments are tendered by Sprint (which owns 51% of the legally-separate Clearwire entity), but I’ve also seen other wireless carriers ask permission to sublease their tower space to . . . → Read More: Site Landlords: Does Clearwire or Clear Wireless Want On to Your Site?

Financial

Sprint Nextel to release 4Q08 Results on 2/19/09

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb 06, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) will release its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2008 on Thursday, Feb. 19. The results will be posted at www.sprint.com/investors at approximately 7 a.m. EST. Sprint Nextel management will host a conference call at 8 a.m. EST to discuss the . . . → Read More: Sprint Nextel to release 4Q08 Results on 2/19/09

Financial

Sprint Nextel Schedules 4Q08 Earnings Announcement

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 6, 2009–Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) will release its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2008 on Friday, Feb. 27. The results will be posted at www.sprint.com/investors at approximately 7 a.m. EST. Sprint Nextel management will host a conference call at 8 a.m. EST to discuss the results, and details . . . → Read More: Sprint Nextel Schedules 4Q08 Earnings Announcement

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