AT&T Moves to Plan B: FCC Approves AT&T Spectrum Purchase from Qualcomm

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    Well, it was only a few scant days since the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger was "terminated" before AT&T moved on to their backup plan. They recently issued a press release indicating that the FCC approved a deal for them to purchase additional spectrum from Qualcomm. Originally, one of the primary reasons that AT&T stated they wanted to buy T-Mobile was to acquire their spectrum to help expand their network. As quickly as they moved on this new spectrum deal with Qualcomm, it seems possible that the T-Mobile merger may not have been as necessary as they made it out to be. Regardless, here is AT&T's press release:

    Source: BGR
     
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    And yet Verizon gets a bunch of issues when they go to purchase more spectrum.
     
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    This deal was in play well before they talked about purchasing t-mobile. I dont think its exactly a plan B. At&t isnt the one who needs a plan b, lol, tmobile is the without the spectrum and assets to build out 4g. tmobile watching this with a jealous and mad sneer on its face.
    And johnomaz, i see what your saying but id have to disagree, Verizons deal is way different then this one. Its got a couple obvious things that raise red flags.