Hitting the Merger Pause Button

Rockwell, Mark
November 2005
Wireless Week;11/15/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 23, p10
Trade Publication
Focuses on lessons to be learned by wireless carriers from the mergers between SBC Communications and AT&T and Verizon Communications and MCI in the U.S. in October 2005. Background on AT&T and MCI during their heyday; Views of Rudy Baca, vice president and global strategist at Precursor Group, on a danger facing wireless technology.


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