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FCC to vet Harbinger wholesale deals with AT&T, Verizon

Wednesday 31 March 2010 | 12:34 CET | News
AT&T and Verizon Wireless have spoken out against restrictions on acquiring access to radio frequencies imposed on Harbinger Capital's takeover of SkyTerra Communications. In its approval of the transaction, the Federal Communications Commission required SkyTerra to seek approval before leasing capacity to "the largest or second-largest wireless provider," a condition Harbinger had proposed. "The commission is setting a very disturbing precedent when it implies that it may use allocation of spectrum to manipulate the wireless market," Jim Cicconi, AT&T's senior executive vice president for

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: FCC / SkyTerra / Verizon
Countries: United States
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