AT&T to take over EE?

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Popular US carrier AT&T has set its sights towards Europe, looking into buying new 4G network Everything Everywhere just 3 months after its initial launch. It’s also looking into buying various carriers in Germany and the Netherlands.

According to The Wall Street Journal, AT&T are prospecting potential companies to buy out and are working on deals that could potentially go down before the year is out.

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With money not being an issue for AT&T, they’re looking at purchasing EE as it’s the UK’s first and currently only 4G LTE provider. If they’re successful, it could mean a quicker adoption to the 4G LTE service throughout Europe as they recently pumped $8 Billion to bring 4G service coverage to over 300 million users.

There could be issues with the buyout though, as AT&T knows all too well. In 2011, they tried to acquire T-Mobile USA for a whopping $39 billion, but was denied by the US Department of Justice on the grounds of antitrust.

Would you welcome AT&T into the UK & Europe, or do you feel that one company can’t have that much power and coverage world wide? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. You said “do you feel that one company can’t have that much power and coverage world wide?” I feel that a one company can have that much power and coverage world wide, if you look at Vodafone for instance, they’re covered in over 20 countries. And to be honest AT&T is a bit of a mouthful to say, I think EE should stay as it is.

What d'ya think?