Docket Number: 
WT Docket 04-254

By means of this transaction Cingular and T-Mobile propose to unwind their network infrastructure venture and substitute certain alternate arrangements. The parties expect that this transaction will be consummated following the proposed transfer of control of AT&T Wireless to Cingular, assuming approval of that transfer of control. See Docket 04-70.

Cingular Wireless Corporation and T-Mobile USA, Inc. seek FCC consent to assignment of licenses and approval of long-term de facto leasing arrangements. Cingular Wireless Corporation (“Cingular”) and T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) (collectively, “the Applicants”) have filed three applications as part of a larger transaction in which Cingular and TMobile propose to unwind a network infrastructure joint venture (“Joint Venture”). Two of these applications seek approval for a proposed long-term de facto transfer leasing arrangement between various subsidiaries of Cingular and a subsidiary of T-Mobile; the third application seeks consent under Section 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to assign partitioned and disaggregated portions of three broadband Personal Communications Services (“PCS”) licenses from a subsidiary of Cingular to a subsidiary of T-Mobile. The Applicants propose to consummate these transactions following consummation of the proposed transfer of control of AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (“AT&T Wireless”) to Cingular, assuming approval of that transfer of control.

Interested parties must file petitions to deny no later than August 12, 2004. Persons and entities that file petitions to deny become parties to the proceeding. They may participate fully in the proceeding, including seeking access to any confidential information that may be filed under a protective order, seeking reconsideration of decisions, and filing appeals of a final decision to the courts. Oppositions to such pleadings must be filed no later than August 23, 2004. Replies to such pleadings must be filed no later than August 30, 2004. All filings concerning matters referenced to in this Public Notice should refer to DA 04-2119 and WT Docket No. 04-254, as well as the specific file numbers of the individual applications or other matters to which the filings pertain.

Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter may be obtained from Best Copy and Printing, Inc. in person at 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, via telephone at (202) 488-5300, via facsimile at (202) 488-5563, or via e-mail at FCC@BCPIWEB.COM. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the following Commission office: FCC Reference Information Center, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-A257, Washington, D.C. 20554. The applications are also available electronically through the Commission’s ECFS, which may be accessed on the Commission’s Internet website at http://www.fcc.gov. In addition, applications filed under Parts 22, 24, 27, 90, and 101 of the Commission’s rules are available electronically through ULS, which may be accessed on the Commission’s Internet website. Additional information regarding the transaction will be available on the FCC's Office of General Counsel's website, http://www.fcc.gov/ogc, which will contain a fully indexed, unofficial listing and electronic copies of all materials in this docket. Alternate formats of this public notice (computer diskette, large print, audio recording, and Braille) are available to persons with disabilities by contacting Brian Millin at (202) 418-7426 (voice), (202) 418-7365 (TTY), or send an e-mail to access@fcc.gov.

Timeline

Day 106 - October 26, 2004

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Record Documents

Below is a list of record documents in reverse chronological order.

10/26/04
FCC Consents to Assignment of Licenses and Approval of Long-Term De Facto Leasing Arrangements.
News Release:
Word | Acrobat
Order: Word | Acrobat
Powell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Abernathy Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Martin Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

Public Notices

7/13/04
Cingular Wireless Corporation and T-Mobile USA, Inc. Seek FCC Consent to Assignment of Licenses and Approval of Long-Term De Facto Leasing Arrangements.

Word | Acrobat

Applications

Background

Pursuant to the Joint Venture, the Applicants state that they jointly own and control the networks (“Joint Venture Networks”) by which they provide broadband PCS in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Major Trading Areas (“MTA”), as well as a partitioned portion of the New York MTA consisting of the New York Basic Trading Area (“BTA”). As more fully described in the applications identified below, the Applicants have decided to unwind the Joint Venture, and have entered into a number of agreements that, subject to Commission approval, will result in Cingular and T-Mobile owning and controlling separate networks in these markets.

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FCC Consents to Assignment of Licenses and Approval of Long-Term De Facto Leasing Arrangements.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Order: Word | Acrobat
Powell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Abernathy Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Martin Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

Contacts: 
Erin McGrath
Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(202) 418-2042
Susan Singer
Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(202) 418-1340