When asked about AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile for $39 billion in cash and stock the Yankee group analyst said that it was a good thing. AT&T will become the largest carrier in the nation and with T-Mobile’s towers and the towers of AT&T they will have a robust network.
Howe reminded us that it’s harder and harder to build out towers these days and that T-Mobile has their core markets pretty well saturated. Of course AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile makes a lot more sense than a purchase by a CDMA carrier because the GSM technology is the same.
The Yankee Group analyst confirmed that AT&T will become the largest carrier in the United States with roughly 142 million subscribers.