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AT & T Inc.: A Proposed Merger with T-Mobile
Hunt, T, Liu, B., Wang, Y., and O’Rourke, J.S. (Editor)
February 12, 2018
Strategy & General Management
merger, competititon, telecommunications industry, management, stakeholders, deal
In an effort to gain market share and technological resources, AT&T and T-Mobile USA agreed to a merger that would create the largest mobile carrier in the country. Concerned about preserving competition in the wireless telecommunications industry, the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to block the transaction. AT&T’s management must now decide how to convince stakeholders that the benefits of a deal far outweigh the risks. Without this merger, AT&T would need to find an alternative way to remain competitive.