DirecTV

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.

Dish: Looking Beyond Wireless Spectrum

Image from: The Next Web AT&T Mobility needs more wireless spectrum.  There really is no mystery in that statement.  Last year, the telecom goliath couldn’t convince the Justice Department and the FCC that buying T-Mobile was an acquisition that, in the end, would benefit consumers.  The result?  A $4 Billion gift to T-Mobile in cash and spectrum rights for a failed deal along with increased pressure to find a partner