AT&T round-up: lawsuits suspended to 12 January; Qualcomm decision within six months

16 Dec 2011

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says it will decide within the next six months whether or not to approve AT&T‘s plans to buy Qualcomm’s wireless spectrum, which the US telecoms giant has earmarked for 4G mobile network expansion.

Elsewhere, Sprint Nextel and Cellular South have put on hold lawsuits challenging AT&T’s proposed purchase of T-Mobile USA until 12 January 2012, while AT&T considers whether to continue pursuing the deal. A US District Judge granted the companies’ requests, mirroring AT&T’s and the Justice Department’s requests regarding the government’s antitrust suit against the proposed merger, which the judge also approved.

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