AT&T Dismisses Blockbuster Vodafone Tie-Up, For Now

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 12:37 PM EST) -- Texas-based AT&T Inc. said Monday it would hold off on making a blockbuster play for British wireless powerhouse Vodafone Group PLC, dousing speculation that it would spend more than $100 billion to crack into a buzzing European broadband market.

In a brief statement filed with British regulators, the second-largest U.S. mobile provider shot down rumors that bubbled up over the weekend that it had met with European officials as it edges toward a prospective deal.

"At the request of the U.K. Takeover Panel, AT&T confirms that...
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