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Andrew T. Gillies is Director of Communications at the Center for Audit Quality, an affiliate of the American Institute of CPAs, in Washington, DC. Based in Washington since 2002, he has also worked in editorial and communications roles at the Investment Company Institute, the World Bank, Forbes, and Vault.com. His policy-themed writing has focused on aerospace and defense, energy and environment, transportation, and financial services.

Wednesday, July 11, 2001

Stock Focus: Wireless Consolidation

NEW YORK - "We're entering a quiet period in terms of [merger-and-acquisition] activity for the U.S.-focused carriers," says Knox Bricken, analyst at The Yankee Group, a Boston-based technology and communications research concern. "Most of them have international partnerships and enough assets to form a national coverage basis."

Amid the slowdown in wireless mergers, certain smaller, regionally focused carriers will emerge as likelier targets, particularly as they continue to build out their markets.

Full story at Forbes.com