Docket Number: 
IB Docket 00-187

This page provides information on applications to the FCC related to the proposed merger of VoiceStream Wireless Corporation, Powertel, Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG.

These applications have been consolidated under IB Docket 00-187, and most of the record in the proceeding is accessible through the Electronic Comment Filing System. Copies of documents in the record may also be obtained for a fee from FCC's duplicating contractor Qualex International, or may be viewed and/or copied at the FCC Reference Center.

Timeline

Day 196 - April 24, 2001

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Record Documents

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

5/31/01
Notice of Consummation of Transfers of Control of International Section 214 Authorizations filed by Deutsche Telekom AG

5/18/01
Amendment to Transfer of Control Application filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Deutsche Telekom AG

4/27/01
FCC Releases Memorandum Opinion and Order Approving Deutsche Telekom/VoiceStream/Powertel Transfers of Control

4/25/01
FCC Approves Deutsche Telekom/VoiceStream/Powertel Request to Transfer Control of Licenses

4/20/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

4/18/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

4/16/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by The Honorable Richard G. Lugar, et al.

4/12/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation - Amendment to Petition for Declaratory Ruling, filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Deutsche Telekom AG

4/6/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

4/4/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation - Withdrawal of Petition of Declaratory Ruling filed October 13, 2000, filed by Cook Inlet Region, Inc.

4/2/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Deutsche Telekom AG

3/30/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

3/26/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Deutsche Telekom AG

3/23/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

3/22/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

3/19/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Deutsche Telekom AG

3/16/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

3/15/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Deutsche Telekom AG

3/14/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation - Revision to Written Response to Questions filed by Deutsche Telekom AG

3/13/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation - Response to letter to FCC from Senator Hollings and Representative Dingell filed by Deutsche Telekom AG

3/13/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

3/12/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation - Written Response to Questions filed by Deutsche Telekom AG

3/9/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation - Amendment to Application filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

3/8/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Deutsche Telekom AG

3/7/01
Letter from The Honorable Ernest F. Hollings and The Honorable John D. Dingell

3/6/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Iowa Wireless

3/2/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by A. Michael Noll Ph. D.

Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by The Honorable George R. Nethercutt, Jr. et al.

Notice of Ex Parte Presentation - Partial Response to Supplemental Request for Information filed by Deutsche Telekom AG

2/27/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

2/23/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Deutsche Telekom AG

Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Deutsche Telekom AG

2/16/01
Letter from The Honorable George R. Nethercutt, Jr., et al.

Letter re ownership interest amended SEC F-4/S-4 filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Deutsche Telekom AG

Amendment to Applications filed by Deutsche Telekom AG et al.

2/14/01
Collection of Parties Comments filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation and Deutsche Telekom AG

 

2/13/01
Amended SEC Form F-4/S-4 filed by Deutsche Telekom AG and VoiceStream Wireless Corporation on February 9, 2001

 

2/9/01
Applicants Response to FCC Request for Additional Information

 

 

 

2/8/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless

2/7/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless

2/6/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentations filed by VoiceStream Wireless

2/2/01
FCC Letter to Applicants Requesting Additional Information [ Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat ]

2/1/01
Public Notice seeking comment on five entities request for a declaratory ruling pursuant to section 310(b)(4) allowing indirect foreign ownership resulting from the proposed DT/VS transaction, and a request for declaratory ruling pursuant to section 310(d). Comments are due February 22, replies on March 8. [ Text | Word97 ]

l/31/01
Letter from State Dept. with comments of European Union

1/30/01
Comments filed on behalf of NetCologne GmbH

Comments filed on behalf of KKF.net AG

Comments filed on behalf of Broadnet Deutschland GmbH

1/29/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentations filed by VoiceStream Wireless [ Acrobat | Acrobat ]

1/25/01
Petition to Adopt Conditions to Authorization and Licenses filed by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Comments filed by the European Union Delegation of the European Commission

1/24/01
Petition for Declaratory Ruling filed by Eliska Wireless Ventures License Subsidiary I, L.L.C.

1/23/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Novaxess B.V. et al.

1/22/01
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless

Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless [ Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat ]

Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by The Honorable Michael G. Oxley

1/8/01
Reply Comments filed by Novaxess B.V.

Reply in Support of Applications for Consent to Transfer Control filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation et al. [Acrobat | Acrobat ]

 

Comments filed by Callahan Associates International LLC

Statement of Michael Kantor filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

Reply Comments filed by Organization for International Investment

Reply in Support of Applications for Consent to Transfer of Control filed by ETNO - European Telecommunications Network

12/27/00
Comments filed by Siemens

12/22/00
Amendment to Petition For Declaratory Ruling Under Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended filed by Cook Inlet VS GSM IV PCS, LLC and Cook Inlet VS GSM V PCS, LLC

12/15/00
Joint Petition to Defer filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation et al.

12/13/00
Comments filed by the Organization for International Investment

Comments filed by QS Communications AG [Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat ]

Addendum to Comments filed by Senator Hollings

Comments filed by Senator Hollings

Comments filed by Novaxess B.V. [ Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat ]

Comments filed by Global TeleSystems, Inc. [ Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat ]

Comments filed by Communications Workers of America

Comments filed by the United States Chamber of Commerce

Comments filed by Securities Industry Association

12/12/00
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by FCC Staff

Comments filed by Institute for International Economics

12/12/00
Congressional Inquiries and Responses

12/8/00
Comments filed by The Alliance for Public Technology

Letter from Chairman William E. Kennard to The Honorable Ernest F. Hollings

12/7/00
Order Adopting Protective Order

12/6/00
Letter from John H. Harwood II, Counsel for Deutsche Telekom AG, et. al. to Donald J. Russell and Carl Willner, United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

12/5/00
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by John W. Stanton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

12/01/00
Opposition to Petition to Deny filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation (Note: This pleading appears in this docket pursuant to the Order issued in Docket No. 00-207).

11/30/00
Letter from The Honorable Honorable Ernest F. Hollings to The Honorable William Kennard

11/22/00
Petition to Deny filed by Jordan-Soldier Valley Telephone Co. d/b/a WITCO (Note: This pleading appears in this docket pursuant to the Order issued in Docket No. 00-207).

11/21/00
Comments filed by National Consumers League

11/20/00
Letter from A. Michael Noll, Ph.D. in opposition

11/17/00
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Deutsche Telekom AG

11/14/00
Comments filed by UTStarcom

11/13/00
Comments filed by Computer & Communications Industry Association

11/08/00
Order addressing the Motion for Extension of Time filed by the Honorable Ernest F. Hollings, U.S. Senate (Word97)

Comments filed by Robert J. Stankey, Jr.

Response To Motion For Extension of Time filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

11/02/00
Motion For Extension of Time filed by the Honorable Ernest F. Hollings, U.S. Senate

10/31/00
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation et al.

10/30/00
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by FCC International Bureau

10/27/00
Notice of Ex Parte Presentations filed by VoiceStream Wireless Corporation et al. [ Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat ]

10/17/00
Petition for Declaratory Ruling Under Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended filed by Wireless Alliance, L.L.C.

10/16/00
Comments filed by Stan Kugell

10/13/00
Petition for Declaratory Ruling Under Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended filed by Cook Inlet VS GSM IV PCS, LLC and Cook Inlet VS GSM V PCS, LLC

10/11/00
FCC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed VoiceStream-Powertel-Deutsche Telekom Merger [ Text | Word ]

Applications

09/18/00
Transfer of Control and Petition For Declaratory Ruling from VoiceStream Wireless Corporation to Deutsche Telekom AG

Transfer Control of International Section 214 Authorizations and Notification of Affiliations with Foreign Carriers

Transfer of Control from Powertel, Inc. to Deutsche Telekom AG

Transfer Control of International Section 214 Authorization and Notification of Affiliations with Foreign Carriers

Related Petitions For Declaratory Ruling Allowing Indirect Foreign Ownership

10/13/00

9/18/00
Transfer of Control of Powertel, Inc. to VoiceStream Wireless Corporation

Background

On September 18, 2000, VoiceStream Wireless Corporation ("VoiceStream"), Powertel, Inc. ("Powertel"), and Deutsche Telekom AG ("DT") (collectively "Applicants") filed applications under Sections 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, ("the Act"), seeking Commission approval of the transfer of control to DT of licenses and authorizations presently held by VoiceStream, Powertel, and their subsidiaries. This transfer of control would take place as the result of a proposed merger, whereby first VoiceStream, and then Powertel, would become wholly owned subsidiaries of DT. VoiceStream and Powertel also filed a separate set of applications seeking Commission consent to allow Powertel to become a wholly owned subsidiary of VoiceStream rather than DT, in the event the proposed VoiceStream-DT (and Powertel-DT) mergers are not approved.

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Contacts: 
Jackie Ruff or Karen Onyeji
Policy and Facilities Branch, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau
(202) 418-1460
General Information: 

This page contains an indexed unofficial listing of and electronic links to most materials in this docket. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter also may be obtained through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).