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Letter to MetroPCS, Information Request, WT Docket No. 12-301

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Released: December 20, 2012

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Washington DC 20554

December 20, 2012
Via E-mail
Mark A. Stachiw
MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
2250 Lakeside Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75082
Re: Applications of Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile USA, Inc., and MetroPCS
Communications, Inc., for Consent to Transfer of Control of Licenses and Authorizations
Held by MetroPCS Communications, Inc., and Its Subsidiaries and by T-Mobile USA, Inc.,
and its Subsidiaries (WT Docket No. 12-301)
Dear Mr. Stachiw:
Deutsche Telekom AG (“Deutsche Telekom”), T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”), and MetroPCS
Communications, Inc. (“MetroPCS”) have filed applications pursuant to Sections 214 and 310(d) of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended,1 seeking Commission consent to the transfer of control of
licenses and authorizations held by MetroPCS and its subsidiaries and by T-Mobile and its subsidiaries.2
In order for the Commission to complete its review of the applications and make the necessary public
interest findings under section 310(d) of the Communications Act,3 we require additional information and
clarification of certain matters discussed in the applications and other information provided to the
Commission. If necessary, we will follow up with additional requests for information.
Accordingly, pursuant to section 308(b) of the Act,4 we request that you provide written
responses and supporting documentation for each request set forth in the attachment and, where
appropriate, amend the lead application to reflect such responses. Each response or document should
clearly indicate the specific question or request to which it responds, and each page should be marked
with a corporate identification and consecutive document control numbers as specified in the attached
instructions. We would appreciate receiving your response to each inquiry no later than January 7, 2013.
Your responses should be filed with Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications
Commission, in WT Docket No. 12-301. In addition, the Comment Public Notice and the Protective
Orders require the submission of multiple copies of all ex parte and other filings submitted in this

1 47 U.S.C. §§ 214, 310(d).
2 See Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and MetroPCS Communications, Inc. Seek FCC Consent to the
Transfer of Control of PCS Licenses and AWS-1 Licenses and Leases, One 700 MHz License, and International 214
Authorizations Held by MetroPCS Communications, Inc. and by T-Mobile USA, Inc. to Deutsche Telekom AG,
Public Notice, 27 FCC Rcd 13407 (WTB 2012) (“Comment Public Notice”).
3 47 U.S.C. § 310(d).
4 47 U.S.C. § 308(b).

proceeding.5 The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau also should receive, at a minimum, two copies of
all paper filings. This requirement does not apply, however, to the submission of documents produced in
a form compatible with the Commission’s document review software as described in the attached
instructions, for which only one electronic copy shall be submitted. If you submit information pursuant to
the Protective Orders issued in this case, you should deliver to Scott Patrick of the Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau two copies of the unredacted documents marked “Confidential Information
– Subject to Protective Order in WT Docket No. 12-301 before the Federal Communications
Commission” or “Highly Confidential Information – Subject to Protective Order in WT Docket No. 12-
301 before the Federal Communications Commission,” as applicable, as well as follow other instructions
set forth in the protective orders6 For any electronic filings made using the Commission’s Electronic
Comment Filing System (“ECFS”), parties also should serve the documents via e-mail to David Hu,
david.hu@fcc.gov; Kathy Harris, kathy.harris@fcc.gov; Kate Matraves, catherine.matraves@fcc.gov; and
Jim Bird, TransactionTeam@fcc.gov.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact David Hu, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-7120, or Joel Rabinovitz, Office of General Counsel, at (202)
418-0689.
Sincerely,
Ruth Milkman
Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Attachment
cc:
Carl W. Northrop, Telecommunications Law Professionals PLLC

5 See Comment Public Notice, 27 FCC Rcd at 13411-12; Applications of Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile USA,
Inc., and MetroPCS Communications, Inc., For Consent To Assign or Transfer Control of Licenses and
Authorizations, WT Docket No. 12-301, Protective Order, 27 FCC Rcd 13098 (WTB 2012) (“Protective Order”);
Applications of Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile USA, Inc., and MetroPCS Communications, Inc., For Consent To
Assign or Transfer Control of Licenses and Authorizations, WT Docket No. 12-301, Second Protective Order, 27
FCC Rcd 13105 (WTB 2012) (“Second Protective Order”).
6 See Protective Order; Second Protective Order.
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