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Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending March 25, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.

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AT&T Aims High With Proposed $39 Billion Acquisition Of T-Mobile

AT&T dropped a major bombshell this week with its proposed $39 billion blockbuster acquisition of T-Mobile. There are already rumblings from the FCC that the deal will face fierce scrutiny, but who cares, this could likely end up being the year's biggest tech industry story and it's also a sign that AT&T aspires to knock Verizon Wireless off its top dog perch.

Pay no attention to AT&T's claptrap about the deal being good for both it and wireless consumers because it'll bolster network quality and accelerate the growth of 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) in the U.S. This is a clear sign that AT&T is ready to move past the whole iPhone debacle and start asserting itself as a force to be reckoned with in the wireless industry.

"Now is the time for this transaction," AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in the afterglow of the proposed deal. "We think we're at a point where we have to think differently."

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