Cingular/AT & T Wireless merger

The merger of Cingular with AT & T Wireless is probably going to be less controversial than the Comcast/Disney dealie, and makes more obvious business sense. Cingular gets a good GSM network, a ton of subscribers, and a boat load of towers, but best of all:

AT&T Wireless also has a significant amount of spectrum, the licensed airwaves that carry cellphone signals, while Cingular has been hungry for more.

Just in time to be aced out by Wi-Fi’s new channels. Only kidding. They both need more coverage, so the merger makes sense from that perspective. Now if these guys can just figure out what all that GSM stuff is really good for, they’ll have a chance to survive for a while longer.