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AT&T’s Need for Spectrum Signals Dish Bid at Decade-High Premium #GPS #LTE


By Scott Moritz - Jan 16, 2012 3:00 PM GMT-0900

AT&T Inc. (T) is under so much pressure to add wireless spectrum after its failed $39 billion bid for T- Mobile USA that it may be compelled to pay the highest premium in more than a decade to secure Dish Network Corp. (DISH)

Facing opposition from U.S. regulators, Dallas-based AT&T last month abandoned its deal for T-Mobile USA that would have increased the largest U.S. telephone company’s 4G spectrum capacity 62 percent, helping its higher-speed LTE network compete with Verizon Wireless. Now, AT&T may consider a bid for Dish after the second-largest U.S. satellite-television provider acquired airwaves from the bankruptcies of DBSD North America Inc. and TerreStar Networks Inc. that could give........ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-17/at-t-s-need-for-spectrum-signals-dish-bid-at-decade-high-premium-real-m-a.html

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'Desperate' AT&T may turn to Dish for spectrum

5:48 PM, Dec. 20, 2011  Written by ALEX SHERMAN Bloomberg News.... http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20111221/BUSINESS09/111220034/-Desperate-T-may-turn-Dish-spectrum

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