AT&T’s $1.2B Gamble
AT&T’s proposed $49 billion purchase of DirecTV would bring DirecTV’s 20 million US pay-TV subscribers into the fold and give AT&T a better foothold to compete in the rapidly consolidating communications industry.
T-Mobile is Here to Stay
Whether gleefully poaching dissatisfied AT&T customers on Twitter or rebranding T-Mobile as the “Un-carrier” and changing long-established wireless practices, T-Mobile made a lot of noise in 2013. At CES in Las Vegas, CEO John Legere announced that all of that noise has moved the needle: T-Mobile had their best quarter in the last eight years in Q4 2013.