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Dish and T-Mobile reportedly agree on divestiture deal

There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks about talks between Dish Network, T-Mobile, and T-Mo parent company Deutsche Telekom about a deal that would help get the T-Mobile-Sprint merger approved by regulators, and now a report says that Dish and T-Mo have reached an agreement. T-Mobile and Dish have agreed to a divestiture deal related to T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint, according to sources speaking to CNBC. The details of the deal aren’t … [read full article]

Dish said to appeal to Deutsche Telekom for T-Mobile-Sprint deal as negotiations continue

T-Mobile and Sprint haven’t been talking publicly about their merger much lately, but the rumor mill is working to keep up in the loop with leaks and other info. Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen is reportedly in talks with U.S. regulators and T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom about a deal that would see Dish become a competitive fourth U.S. carrier, satisfying the Department of Justice and helping T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger get approval. According to [read full article]

Dish reportedly wants FCC spectrum use deadline waived in exchange for buying T-Mobile-Sprint assets

Much of the focus on T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger lately has been on Dish Network and its Chairman Charlie Ergen. Ergen was rumored to be ready to spend $6 billion on assets from T-Mo and Sprint in a move that’d help the merger’s odds of gaining approval from the Department of Justice, but now some say that he’s not close to striking such a deal. Now another report with more info on Ergen’s intentions has … [read full article]

Dish’s Ergen said to be taking his time with T-Mobile assets deal as four states join lawsuit to block merger

Just when some reports suggested that T-Mobile and Sprint may be close to striking an asset deal with Dish Network and getting DOJ approval, new info claims that Dish isn’t actually all that close to a deal with T-Mo. Dish co-founder Charlie Ergen is said to be weeks, if not months, away from agreeing to a deal to buy assets from T-Mobile and Sprint. Some rumors said recently that Ergen was close to paying … [read full article]

Reports say T-Mobile-Sprint merger could get DOJ approval very soon, possibly on Friday

One of the big questions surrounding T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger right now is whether the U.S. Department of Justice will approve or block the deal. Today new reports say that approval is very close. T-Mobile and Sprint’s divestiture deal with Dish Network and approval from the DOJ is “highly likely”, says CNBC‘s David Faber, with sources reporting that the merger has a 90 percent chance of moving forward. Faber adds that an approval could come … [read full article]

T-Mobile reportedly planning Boost Mobile auction in case Dish purchase doesn’t happen

Rumors say that Dish Network is close to paying $6 billion for assets from T-Mobile and Sprint, but it’s not a done deal quite yet, so T-Mo has reportedly put together a backup plan. Goldman Sachs, the investment bank that’s advising T-Mobile on the Sprint merger and sale of Boost Mobile, is planning to send books to prospective Boost buyers in two weeks, say sources speaking to Reuters. Dish is still the frontrunner to … [read full article]

Dish close to paying $6 billion for T-Mobile-Sprint assets as DOJ nears decision, reports say

New reports out today say that T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger continues to inch closer to regulatory approval. First up, Dish Network is reportedly close to paying at least $6 billion for assets from T-Mobile and Sprint, including wireless spectrum and the Boost Mobile brand. We recently heard that Dish was interested in a deal, but according to Bloomberg sources, an agreement between Dish, T-Mobile, and Sprint could be announced as soon as this … [read full article]

4Competition Coalition comes out against T-Mobile-Sprint merger, members include Dish and C Spire

A new group has formed to voice its opposition to the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger. The 4Competition Coalition is a new entity made up of 13 different companies and groups, including DISH, C Spire, Communications Workers of America, and others. The coalition is urging regulators to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, citing concerns over competition, price increases, job losses, 5G, and a harm to rural consumers. The full list of members in the 4Competition Coalition looks like this: … [read full article]