WorldCom, Sprint Deal Scrutinized
- WorldCom-Sprint Dance: FCC Cutting In? Alleven, Monica // Wireless Week;06/05/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 23, p22
Offers a look at the merger plan of WorldCom Inc. with Sprint Corp. Recommendation of the United States (U.S.) Department of Justice on the merger; Questions raised the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on the merger plan; Scenarios if the plan merger fail.
- Sprint/WorldCom merger in limbo. // Telephony;06/26/2000, Vol. 238 Issue 26, p10
Focuses on the planned merger between Sprint and WorldCom. Value of the proposed deal; Statement issued by European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti.
- Disconnected WorldCom deal hangs up users. Jones, Jennifer; de Bony, Elizabeth; Niccolai, James // InfoWorld;07/03/2000, Vol. 22 Issue 27, p1
Deals with the failure of the merger between WorldCom and Sprint. Two challenges faced by the companies; Views of enterprise customers and business telecommunications buyers on the issue; Sprint's features that held WorldCom's interest.
- WORLDCOM, SPRINT: FOCUS ON REAL NEEDS. Rohde, David // Network World;07/24/2000, Vol. 17 Issue 30, p26
Comments on the failed merger between United States-based telecommunications firms Sprint and WorldCom as of July 24, 2000. Merger failure's impact on the data network businesses of Sprint; Sprint's failure to market its Integrated On-Demand Network technology.
- Doubts Grow About MCI-Sprint Merger. Trager, Louis // Inter@ctive Week;11/22/99, Vol. 6 Issue 48, p16
Focuses on the merger of MCI WorldCom Inc. and Sprint Corp. Problems with the deal; Efforts of Tom Burnett, founder of Merger Insights, to steer investors away from Sprint stock; Predicted market share of the merger.
- Users blast WorldCom merger. Rohde, David // Network World;10/11/99, Vol. 16 Issue 41, p1
Focuses on the adverse effects on consumers of the merger between MCI WorldCom and Sprint. Concern over changeovers in contract terms and prices; Need to sort out fast packet and Internet Protocol networks; Reaction of Sprint employees to the deal. INSET: What is Sprint Ion's fate?.
- Reluctantly in favor of a bigger MCI WorldCom. Dix, John // Network World;10/11/99, Vol. 16 Issue 41, p54
Discusses the acquisition of Sprint by MCI WorldCom. Effect of the merger to consumers; Consolidation caused by market forces; Economic considerations on the growth of interexchange traffic.
- No Deal Is a Good Deal for WorldCom and Sprint. Goldblatt, Henry; Chen, Christine Y. // Fortune;7/24/2000, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p36
Discusses the failed attempt of WorldCom and Sprint to merge into one company. Role of the United States Department of Justice in stopping the merger; View that the merger would not have helped either company; Opinion that WorldCom should focus on its global business-only plan; Advice to Sprint...
- Feds Examine Planned MCI-Sprint Deal. Trager, Louis // Inter@ctive Week;12/20/99, Vol. 6 Issue 52, p12
Deals with the regulatory concerns about the harm to long-distance competition that MCI WorldCom's takeover of Sprint might cause. Information demanded by the United States Federal Communications Commission on the deal; Implications of the merger.