Posts Tagged ‘AT&T’

Spectrum: Where It Came From, Where It Goes

In the the beginning, wireless spectrum in the U.S. was free. In  1983, the Federal Communications Commission created the first analog cellular networks by assigning two chunks of airwaves in the 800 MHz band. One chunk was reserved for the …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   January 23rd, 2013
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Microsoft, IBM, and AT&T: History Comes Around

In his post “Why the Wheels Are Falling Off at Microsoft,” John Kirk paints a bleak picture of the company’s future. It got me thinking about a relevant bit of history about how rich companies handle existential challenges. Around 1990, …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   December 7th, 2012
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Why We Hate Carriers (AT&T Edition)

Watching folks try to untangle themselves from messes of their own making is often painful. No, I’m not talking about Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, but AT&T and the trouble it has made for itself by restricting the use of …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   August 22nd, 2012

What Next for T-Mobile?

AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA has been unraveling ever since the U.S. Justice Dept. sued to block the deal  and was effectively doomed when the Federal Communications Commission said last month that it also was opposed. So …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   December 19th, 2011