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FCC auction: Verizon and AT&T hand sharp weapon to TMO, Dish and Comcast

The long-drawn out saga of the US’s 600 MHz incentive auction is over at last, and with Verizon and AT&T effectively sitting on their hands, the big winners are T-Mobile, Dish and Comcast. All three are seeking to disrupt the dominance of Verizon and AT&T, which until recently was looking almost like a duopoly. The end of the auction will also free players to pursue acquisitions again, once the FCC’s anti-collusion ‘quiet period’ ends. At that point, we may learn more details of the winners’ plans, but we can also expect to see T-Mobile and perhaps Sprint back in the M&A pool again by the end of the year. A number of smaller players have also secured licences – 23…

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