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T-Mobile and Sprint continue to advocate for their merger as they officially file FCC documents

As expected, T-Mobile and Sprint today continued work on their merger deal by filing a Public Interest Statement with the FCC. The two companies also made announcements to talk up their merger and share some more details on their plans. 5G is a major focus of T-Mobile and Sprint, with the two carriers saying that together they’ll be able to deploy a much better 5G network than either could if they remain separate. T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint to file formal merger application with FCC next week

T-Mobile and Sprint are getting ready to take the next step in their effort to merge. The two companies have told the FCC that they plan to formally file an application asking for approval to merge. The application will be filed on Monday, June 18th, and will include a protective order to block sensitive corporate information from the public. While T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to a merger deal in April, the two companies must get … [read full article]

U.S. Justice Department said to be talking with MVNOs about T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The U.S. Department of Justice is speaking to smaller wireless operators in the U.S. about the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. According to a report from Reuters, the Justice Department is talking with multiple MVNOs that buy access to major carriers’ networks and asking them their opinions on the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. David Glickman, CEO at Ultra Mobile and Mint Mobile, confirmed that the DoJ asked to talk to him about the merger but wasn’t given … [read full article]

DoJ antitrust official talks T-Mobile-Sprint merger, says there’s no ‘magical number’ of carriers

Now that T-Mobile and Sprint have agreed to merge, regulators will examine the deal and determine whether or not it should be allowed to go through. We’ll have to wait for an actual decision on that matter, but one government official did weigh in on the matter. Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust division, has said that the reduction of major U.S. carriers from four to three doesn’t necessarily guarantee … [read full article]

U.S. Senate committee sets date for hearing on T-Mobile-Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint may have struck a merger deal, but the agreement will need regulatory approval before it’s allowed to happen. Part of that process will happen next month. A U.S. Senate committee will hold a hearing on T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger on June 27th. Officials have told Reuters that it’s likely that T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will testify. The hearing was announced by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and … [read full article]

Boost Mobile founder wants prepaid brand divested if T-Mobile and Sprint merge

There’s sure to be plenty of back and forth about the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint in the coming months, with sides arguing for and against the deal. This week a former mobile CEO has weighed in. Peter Adderton, founder and former CEO of Boost Mobile, has said that the T-Mobile and Sprint merger shouldn’t be allowed to happen unless Boost Mobile and/or MetroPCS are spun off. Adderton argues that with Boost, Virgin Mobile, and Metro, … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray talks Sprint merger network integration

Ever since T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they have agreed to a merger deal, there have been questions about how Sprint’s network would be integrated with T-Mobile’s. Now T-Mo CTO Neville Ray has talked a bit more about that process. Ray says that it would take two to three years to integrate the T-Mobile and Sprint networks if their merger deal is approved. Speaking at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit, the T-Mobile CTO said … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s memo to employees about Sprint merger leaks out

Earlier today, T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they’d reached an agreement on a merger deal they claim will help boost the rollout of 5G, create jobs, and spur competition. T-Mobile CEO John Legere sent an internal memo to T-Mo employees at the same time of the announcement to assure them that the deal is a good one, and now it’s leaked out. Sources have sent Legere’s internal memo to TmoNews, giving us the chance to … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint merger deal official

After multiple rumors and leaks this month, T-Mobile and Sprint today confirmed that they’ve entered into a merger agreement. According to the announcement that was just made, the combined company will simply be known as T-Mobile and will be headquartered at T-Mo’s current HQ in Bellevue, WA, with a second headquarters in Overland Park, KS, where Sprint is headquartered. T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom will hold 42 percent ownership of the combined company while Sprint majority … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint said to be finalizing merger terms as more details of the deal leak

UPDATE: A new report from Bloomberg has a few more details on the T-Mobile-Sprint talks, claiming that the deal would value Sprint at around $24 billion. The report also claims that the current deal terms would give Deutsche Telekom a 42 percent stake and a 69 percent voting interest in the combined company.   ORIGINAL: Following a report that said that T-Mobile and Sprint are working to reach a merger agreement as soon as next week, more … [read full article]