AT&T continues to lie about the T-Mobile acquisition that should not be allowed. Here are 5 lies from their merger submission to the FCC.
#1) AT&T (NYSE: T) does not consider the current incarnation of T-Mobile USA to be a real competitor and points to smaller rivals like MetroPCS Communications (NYSE: PCS), U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), Leap Wireless (NYSE: LEAP), Cellular South Inc. and Cincinnati Bell Wireless (NYSE: CBB), who combined have about 60% of T-Mobile USA’s customer base. Read more.
#2) AT&T also claims to lack enough spectrum to launch UMTS in some markets. Spectrum shortage exaggeration.
#3) AT&T claims channel pooling for GSM services will increase capacity by as much as 15% in some areas. How to relieve 3G data congestion.
#4) T-Mobile's removal from the marketplace will not have a significant competitive impact. AT&T says it is more focused on Verizon and Sprint than on T-Mobile USA, and AT&T too is seeing increased competitive threats from rapidly growing mavericks like MetroPCS and Leap and other providers. Wireless competition
#5) No mention of CDMA vs GSM handset competition