By Jasmin Melvin – Sprint Nextel Corp (S.N), DirecTV (DTV.O) and others asked U.S. communications regulators on Tuesday to suspend their 180-day clock for reviewing proposed multi-billion dollar airwaves deals between Verizon Wireless and several cable operators.
The Federal Communications Commission is on the 96th day of its review of Verizon Wireless’s plan to buy about $3.9 billion worth of wireless airwaves from cable companies including Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC.N).
Verizon rivals Sprint, Deutsche Telekom AG‘s (DTEGn.DE) T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS Communications (PCS.N), have all complained to the FCC about the bigger company’s cable deal on concerns that it would give too much market power to the already dominant company. more> http://is.gd/n1dCHe
- Carriers, unions, policy groups agree: Stop Verizon’s cable deal (gigaom.com)
- Sprint, CWA Ask FCC to Stop the Clock for Verizon Review (phonescoop.com)
- T-Mobile is buying neither Verizon’s story, nor its spectrum (gigaom.com)
- Verizon Wireless to Sell Spectrum If Cable Deal Is Approved (pcmag.com)
- Verizon to Sell Spectrum Holdings to Prepare for AWS License Purchases (eweek.com)
- Verizon’s 700MHz sale trashed by T-Mobile (slashgear.com)