AT&T asks judge to dismiss competitors’ lawsuits over T-Mobile deal

Company says Sprint and Cellular South haven’t proved acquisition is anti-competitive

Last week wireless carrier AT&T Inc. asked a federal judge to dismiss Sprint Nextel Corp.’s and Cellular South Inc.’s lawsuits alleging its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc. would be anti-competitive.

According to AT&T, Sprint and Cellular South—which are the third- and ninth-largest wireless carriers in terms of customers, respectively—failed to prove that the T-Mobile deal would hurt competition among wireless carriers. AT&T contends that the deal will enhance competition and lead to better, cheaper services for consumers.

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