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AT&T deal for Leap Wireless gets FCC Approval

The FCC has given the blessing for AT&T to purchase Leap Wireless. Admitting an unregulated buyout may not have been in the public’s best interest, some concessions made by AT&T appeased the FCC enough to allow the union to move forward. Leap operates Cricket, a prepaid carrier which promises to offer big things for AT&T moving forward.

AT&T exec doesn’t think Sprint/T-Mobile merger is possible

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger has a lot of interesting nuance. A merger between major US carriers has been attempted before to no success, but the two carriers in question now are less “major”. The FCC is notoriously resistant to having three carriers, but is keeping an “open mind” this time. As for AT&T, they don’t think a Sprint merger with T-Mobile is even possible.

AT&T and Audi bring LTE to your drive via the 2015 A5

Audi and AT&T are now considering your car as a device. The two companies have teamed up to offer AT&T’s LTE service in the 2015 Audi A5. The car, which launches in a few weeks, will come with six months of LTE service, with two pricing options available once the initial trial is over.

AT&T LTE-Advanced rollout begins with Chicago

We've been seeing "LTE-A" markings on handsets coming out of Korea, and it looks like we may soon be seeing similar markings here in the US. AT&T has become the first of the US carriers to launch LTE-Advanced coverage. But before you start checking your current handset, or thinking about what you can upgrade to -- the coverage is rather limited at the moment.

AT&T CEO talks Cricket acquisition and about being “fairly aggressive”

AT&T acquired Leap Wireless, perhaps better known as Cricket, back in October of 2013. At the time there was talk of AT&T gaining spectrum, as well as some forgiving debt. But it wasn't all that long after we saw news about how Leap Wireless lost nearly 200,000 customers. While the chatter seemed to have gone quiet since, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson recently turned up with talk about being "fairly aggressive."

MWC 2014 Global Mobile Awards recipients announced

Probably one of the highlights of each year's MWC is the organizer GSMA's Global Mobile Awards, which is on its 19th run this year. This year's announcement ceremony was brightened up by the comic antics of British actor and comedia James Corden, who played roles in films such as Gulliver's Travels and Three Musketeers.
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