Sprint had also argued that the combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would hurt the market for backhaul services, links between the core network and more remote locations. Huvelle said that Sprint’s theory was not sufficiently supported.
Wayne Watts, AT&T Senior Executive VP and General Counsel, said the ruling dismissed “the vast majority of the claims” from Sprint and CellSouth.
“We believe the limited, minor claims they have left are entirely without merit,” he said in an emailed statement.
Now AT&T and T-Mobile will be merged, will Verizon acquire Sprint? -R