Free Press Requests AT&T/T-Mobile Studies Be Made Public

Source: Free Press
Author: Aparna Sridha
Coverage Type: reporting
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

In a conversation with Federal Communications Commission staff, Free Press is urging the FCC to make public numerous academic studies, economic analyses, and other reports that are not publicly available by relied upon by AT&T and T-Mobile in their arguments in favor of AT&T's acquisition.

In particular, AT&T and T-Mobile rely on the following studies and analyst reports:

  • The Nielsen Company, Carrier Share of Smartphone Subscribers – Q4 2010
  • The Nielsen Company, Q4 2010 Q4 Mobile Insights: National Report
  • The Nielsen Company, Q4 2010 Nielsen Mobile Retail &Customer Service Insights
  • “[T]wo recent surveys”
  • Strategy Analytics, US Wireless Market Outlook (2010-2015)
  • Verizon and Sprint react to US mega deal, Mobile Business Briefing (Mar. 22, 2011)
  • Deutsche Bank Analyst Report, MetroPCS Comm. Increasing 4Q10 Net Adds on Positive Channel Checks (Jan. 4, 2011)
  • Current Analysis, Company Assessment: T-Mobile USA (Jan. 18, 2011)
  • J.P. Morgan, North America Equity Research, U.S. Telecom Services & Towers (Jan. 13, 2011)
  • Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Telekom, US Options—No Easy Way Out (Jan. 10, 2011)



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