05 mar: Mandagens aktier: Rolig mandag og udsigt til stille uge
30 mar: Korr: EU udvider krisefond til 800 mia. euro
05-03-2012 17:20:00

Verizon, Cable Companies Defend Spectrum Sale As Public Benefit

Relateret indhold

By Greg Bensinger

Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) -- Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) said its $3.9 billion deal to buy a block of wireless airwaves, or spectrum, from a group of cable companies would benefit the public by bringing more mobile service to a broader swath of Americans as data-hungry iPhones and tablet computers force capacity constraints.

The telecommunications company faces opposition from rival T-Mobile USA, which said last month in a Federal Communications Commission filing that the sale would damage competition and allow Verizon to "accumulate even more spectrum on top of an already dominant position."

Verizon announced the deal as regulatory opposition mounted against AT&T Inc.'s (T) planned $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile, leading to the merger's collapse late last year. Analysts anticipate less resistance to the Verizon deal because the spectrum has been largely unused and wouldn't involve the transfer of customers.

The Verizon spectrum deal is at the center of a debate about how the scarce commodity should be apportioned among the largest carriers as the FCC nears authorization to auction off television airwaves. Carriers have argued vigorously for access to new spectrum as more consumers dial up high-definition video and download music and photos to their devices.

In an FCC filing released Monday, Verizon said the deal with Comcast Corp. (CSCSA), Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), Bright House Networks LLC and Cox Communications Inc. would help relieve the nation's congested networks. Verizon "faces spectrum constraints in its network in some areas as early as 2013 and in many more by 2015," according to the filing.

Verizon also said the FCC should drop its review of a separate marketing agreement in which its Verizon Wireless subsidiary and the cable companies would cross-promote their products in stores. The carrier noted the Justice Department is reviewing the marketing accord and that the FCC hasn't historically weighed in on such arrangements.

A Verizon spokesman declined to comment beyond the filing, and FCC representatives weren't immediately available.

Verizon Communications, which co-owns Verizon Wireless with Vodafone Group PLC (VOD, VOD.LN), recently added 31 cents to $38.99.

-By Greg Bensinger, Dow Jones Newswires; 212-416-4676; greg.bensinger@dowjones.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

March 05, 2012 12:20 ET (17:20 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Opret kommentar

Relateret debat

  • 1 uge
  • 1 måned
  • 1 År
Ingen indlæg

Fondsbørsmeddelelser

OPTAKT Novo Q1 30/4: Valutamedvind udløser markant opjustering

27-04-2015 15:11:31
Novo Nordisk vil med stor sikkerhed præsentere markedet for en opjustering, når selskabet gør status for første kvartal torsdag morgen.Siden Novo kom med årsreg..

Vestas/Jyske: Forventer op til 1375 MW i Sydafrika

27-04-2015 12:08:56
Vestas er i en god position til at vinde nye ordrer i Sydafrika, lyder det i en analyse fra Jyske Bank, der fastholder sin købsanbefaling af Vestas-aktien.Sydaf..

Aktier/middag: C20 Cap balancerer på kanten af minus

27-04-2015 11:11:58
Der er ikke nogen klar retning på det danske aktiemarked mandag, hvor investorerne lader til at forholde sig afventende frem mod den byge af regnskaber, der isæ..

Mest læste nyheder

  • 24 timer
  • 48 timer
  • 1 uge
1
Vestas/Jyske: Forventer op til 1375 MW i Sydafrika
2
Svensk biotekselskab stiger med raketfart på opkøbsføler - NY2
3
Aktier/tendens: Positiv udsigt efter plusser i Asien og futures
4
OPTAKT Novo Q1 30/4: Valutamedvind udløser markant opjustering
5
Svensk biotekselskab bekræfter opkøbsfølere - NY

Relaterede aktiekurser

Vodafone Group PLC ORD U.. 231,65 -0,3% Fald i aktiekurs
Comcast Corporation- Cla.. 59,80 0,3% Stigning i aktiekurs
AT&T Inc 34,15 0,4% Stigning i aktiekurs
Verizon Communications I.. 50,23 0,4% Stigning i aktiekurs
Time Warner Cable Inc 156,68 0,9% Stigning i aktiekurs
Comcast Corporation- Cla.. 59,44 0,4% Stigning i aktiekurs
Vodafone Group PLC- Amer.. 35,23 0,1% Stigning i aktiekurs
Verizon Communications C.. 50,22 -0,1% Fald i aktiekurs
Deutsche Telekom 17,30 3,3% Stigning i aktiekurs
Verizon Comm 34,91 1,6% Stigning i aktiekurs

Køb- og salgsanbefalinger

  • Trend
  • Pengemaskinen

Copyright Euroinvestor A/S 2015  Disclaimer Privatlivspolitik
Aktieinformation leveres af Interactive Data.
Data er forsinket 15-20 minutter iht. de enkelte børsers regler om videredistribution.
 
27. april 2015 17:32:25
(UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Version: LiveBranchBuild_20150424.2 - EUROWEB2 - 2015-04-27 17:32:25 - 2015-04-27 17:32:25 - 1 - Website: OKAY

Når du besøger Euroinvestor.dk accepterer du, at der anvendes cookies, som vi og vores samarbejdspartnere benytter til funktionalitet, statistik og markedsføring. Læs mere om cookies på Euroinvestor.dk her

x