It’s being reported that AT&T will Acquire T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom in a transaction worth $39 billion. The deal will greatly increase AT&T’s network, which has been a problem in recent years as far as coverage.
“With this transaction, AT&T commits to a significant expansion of robust 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) deployment to 95 percent of the U.S. population to reach an additional 46.5 million Americans beyond current plans – including rural communities and small towns. This helps achieve the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and President Obama’s goals to connect “every part of America to the digital age.”
It will also bring the iPhone to an even greater audience as T-Mobile currently doesn’t carry the smartphone.
I wonder how this deal will affect the availability of Android devices. AT&T hasn’t exactly been the best at adopting reliable Android devices. One wonders if they will import the stock of phones currently available from T-Mobile. The Motorola Atrix was touted as the big Android device on the AT&T network, but the phone has been plagued with glitches and buyers haven’t been all that impressed. T-Mobile on the other hand, has a ton of popular Android phones like the MyTouch and Optimus devices.