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April 2011
Urgent Communications;Apr2011, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p56
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The author discusses a repeat in the history of the U.S. cellular telecommunications sector in which the plan of the operator AT&T to acquire T-Mobile will lead to the re-establishment of two cellular companies and a smaller competitor. He recalls that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was anxious that third competitor will drop prices the first time that such scenario happened yet the growth of Nextel brought competition in the market. He adds that such competition will end following a merger of T-Mobile and AT&T.


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