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AT&T, China Mobile, Sprint’s Parent All Considered Potential America Movil Buyers

**Editor’s Note: Please click here for a recap of the biggest communications mergers in Q2 2014.**

AT&T is reported to be in the running for America Movil assets on Mexico’s eastern coast that could be worth as much as $17.5 billion.

America Movil, which is majority-owned by billionaire Carlos Slim, needs to appease antitrust regulators. Bloomberg reported that Slim has contacted AT&T, Softbank – the majority owner of Sprint – and others such as Bell Canada and China Mobile about making the purchase.

America Movil has been busy with its own acquisitions. The company recently bought a majority of Telekom Austria and might make a bid for Telecom Italia’s wireless unit in Brazil.

AT&T, of course, has its hands full promoting its pending acquisition of DirecTV to shareholders and regulators. Shareholders are expected to vote on the merger on Sept. 25.


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