AT&T Wireless To Target Cingular?

These rumors simply won’t die. For years now, everyone has been assuming that consolidation in the US wireless carrier market was already a done deal – and yet, nothing has happened. Now, the analysts are again coming up with all their reasons why consolidation is likely to happen soon, and the two companies they say to watch are AT&T Wireless and Cingular. The article focuses on the major TDMA/GSM carriers (AT&T Wireless, Cingular, and T-Mobile) and looks at the various reasons why they might merge. I don’t deny the fact that this might happen, but the rumors have been around for so long that I wonder if the analysts actually know anything or just need to predict something for the sake of predicting it. You know, whenever the deals actually do happen, that some analyst will take credit for accurately predicting it – when, in reality, people have been predicting it for years.

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