AT&T’s T-Mobile buyout: Infrastructure, antitrust concerns at play
- 35 million subscribers on T-Mobile’s current wireless setup
- 100M number of subscribers Verizon has, buoyed by a large infrastructure that nobody can touch
- 95M number of subscribers AT&T has — if the merger goes through, they’ll top Verizon
- 40M number of subscribers Sprint has; they were also having merger talks with T-Mobile source
» It’s all about infrastructure: AT&T is trying hard to play catch-up with Verizon, which not only has more customers and bandwidth, but also now has the iPhone. The bummer for T-Mobile users is that AT&T’s monthly rates are far higher than T-Mobile’s, which as you might guess has people worried. While T-Mobile has tried to get ahead of talk like this, the concerns are enough that many analysts are warning that the deal won’t go through.
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