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AT&T drops $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA

(Reuters) – AT&T said it had agreed with Deutsche Telekom to drop its $39 billion bid to buy the German company’s U.S. wireless unit amid increasing regulatory obstacles to the planned deal. AT&T said in a statement on Monday that it will enter a roaming agreement with Deutsche Telekom. AT&T’s…

In twist, blocking AT&T deal could hurt competitors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Driven by antitrust concerns, U.S. regulators are fighting hard to block AT&T’s $39 billion deal to buy Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA. But, in an ironic twist, smaller U.S. wireless rivals may suffer more if the deal is blocked than if it is approved. T-Mobile USA would…