AT&T withdraws its $39 billion T-Mobile bid

20 December, 2011 | Comments (14) | Post your comment

Tags: AT&T, T-Mobile

Well, it has finally come to this. AT&T has officially dropped the $39 billion bid for T-Mobile USA after strong regulatory opposition.

It was over 9 months ago when AT&T agreed a deal with Deutsche Telekom to acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 billion, but what then seemed to many as a done deal just went to the bin. The merger met fierce regulatory opposition and the U.S. Justice Department even filed a lawsuit against it.

Now, AT&T will have to pay T-Mobile USA $4 billion as part of a break-up package the carrier agreed to in the merger contract.

This is bad news for both companies, as Deutsche Telekom will have to come up with a new plan for their subsidiary, while AT&T will have to address its issues with wireless spectrum shortage.

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AT&T withdraws its $39 billion T-Mobile bid - reader comments

  • Darkangels6sic6

Without the ranting what specifically would have happened/ Good and bad. And how much of a price drop or increase are we looking at?

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  • 2011-12-21 07:56
  • q8Pb
  • Anonymous

i love tmobile always and forever!!! i live in chicago chinatown!!

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  • 2011-12-21 04:40
  • 4$en
  • EU

congrats cros-atlantic friends! :D

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  • 2011-12-21 04:15
  • LHfx