Spinning Toward Consolidation

McCall, Margo; Marek, Sue
November 2001
Wireless Week;11/19/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 47, p1
Trade Publication
Looks into the merger and acquisition trend in the United States wireless industry as of November 19, 2001. Decision of the Federal Communications Commission to increase spectrum cap in urban areas until January 1, 2003; Companies with acquisition plans; Problems with regulatory requirements for consolidation.


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