According with the Bloomberg report, AT&T defends its position of acquire T-Mobile USA will increase competition, improved voice and date and will bring iPhone 4 to the 39 million T-Mobile customers.
“This transaction is very instrumental,” Stephenson said. “Virtually on the day you close the deal, getting a 30 percent lift in capacity in New York City: that’s a significant improvement in call quality and data throughput.”
“This is an intensely competitive industry,” he said. “It is intense before we do this transaction, it will be intense after we do this transaction.”
AT&T said on March 20 it had agreed to buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG, in a deal that would combine the second- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless operators to create the country’s largest. The acquisition, which would leave three major national wireless players including Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp., is subject to regulatory approval.
Sprint, the third-largest U.S. wireless provider, said March 28 it would seek to have the deal blocked by U.S. agencies. The transaction is anti-competitive and would result in an industry dominated by two carriers, the company said.