Uh-Oh...this might not be a good thing for AT&T. According to a leaked document posted by its a law firm representing AT&T in the merger, AT&T does not have to buy T-Mobile at all for it to build out its LTE network to adequately over 97% off the US market.
DSL Reports indicates that all AT&T has to spend is $3.8 billion to make that happen.
One has to wonder just what is AT&T trying to pull here. The conclusion is just this: T-Mobile represents a GSM threat and it's trying to pay for its elimination.
No more, no less. We'll get into it as we have time to examine what's going on.
Source: DSL Reports.