Wireless Spectrum Investments Contribute to AT&T’s to Retreat from Media Aspirations

Discovery deal announcement[1] ends AT&T’s designs on a vertically integrated media and distribution empire. It unravels years of deal-making under the leadership of former CEO Randall Stephenson less than a year after his retirement. This deal follows the $16 billion spin-off in February of AT&T’s video distribution assets, including DirecTV, U-Verse video, and streaming service…

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C-Band Auction Shows More Demand in Small Markets & Top-3 Industry Implications

The FCC’s largest-ever auction of wireless spectrum ended on Friday with 280 MHz of C-Band spectrum fetching a record-setting $80,916,832,754. Demand in Smaller Markets Suggest New Entrants Bidding for the Partial Economic Area (PEA) sized geographies displayed the same trend we noted in other recent auctions (link to CBRS note) of increased interest outside the…

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