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New report says DOJ antitrust chief ‘consulted’ with FCC Chairman about T-Mobile-Sprint merger

There was a bit of a back-and-forth for T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger this week, as FCC Chairman Ajit Pai came out in support of the deal but then a report claimed that the Department of Justice’s antitrust staff had recommended that the merger be blocked. Now a new report claims to have some more information on the agencies’ reviews of the deal. Before publicly announcing his support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger this week, … [read full article]

Department of Justice reportedly recommends blocking T-Mobile-Sprint merger

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The Federal Communications Commission may be on board with T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, but a new report says that the deal is now facing opposition from the Department of Justice. The DOJ’s antitrust division has recommended that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger be blocked, say sources speaking to Reuters. It’s said that the Justice Department’s antitrust staff are concerned that T-Mobile will not work aggressively to cut prices and improve service if the merger is approved. A … [read full article]

DOJ reportedly leaning against approving T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

After getting some good news regarding its merger with Sprint from the FCC this morning, there’s now some not-so-great news for T-Mobile. The Department of Justice is leaning against approving the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, according to a report from Bloomberg. It’s said that DOJ has antitrust concerns about the deal and T-Mo and Sprint haven’t done enough to resolve those concerns so far. This news comes hours after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai publicly pledged his … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint expected to make merger concessions, including sale of Boost Mobile

One week after a rumor claimed that T-Mobile and Sprint may make concessions with their merger agreement to help it get federal approval, a new report says that those concessions have been decided. T-Mobile and Sprint will make a commitment to sell Boost Mobile as part of an effort to help their merger gain approval, say Bloomberg sources. Virgin Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile would remain with the combined T-Mobile and Sprint. The two … [read full article]

DOJ antitrust head says he hasn’t made a decision on T-Mobile-Sprint merger

As we continue to wait for the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice to finish their reviews of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, there’s a lot of speculation, leaks, and rumors about how the two agencies might fall on the deal. Today one of the people that’s actually reviewing the deal has spoken up about the process. Makan Delrahim, head of the DOJ’s antitrust team, said today that he hasn’t yet made a decision on the … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint execs advocate merger to FCC, focusing on pricing and 5G

Following rumors that Department of Justice staffers have told T-Mobile and Sprint that their merger is unlikely to get approval as it’s currently structured, several T-Mo and Sprint executives paid a visit to Washington D.C. to argue why the deal should be approved. T-Mobile CEO John Legere, T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, Sprint executive chairman Marcelo Claure, and other execs met with FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel last week to present their case … [read full article]

Some states may file lawsuit to block T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Earlier this week, we learned the Department of Justice’s antitrust chief is open to hearing T-Mobile and Sprint’s 5G arguments in favor of their merger, which was good news for those hoping that the deal gets approved. Now that’s being countered with some not-so-great news for the merger. Several states are considering a lawsuit to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger on antitrust grounds, according to sources speaking to Bloomberg. New York and California are said … [read full article]

DOJ antitrust chief reportedly ‘open’ to hearing T-Mobile and Sprint’s 5G merger argument

We haven’t heard much about the Federal Communication Commission and Department of Justice’s feelings on the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, but according to a new report, the antitrust head of the DOJ is open to hearing one of the major arguments of the deal. Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, is “open” to hearing T-Mobile and Sprint’s 5G argument in favor of the merger. According to a report from Fox Business, … [read full article]

FCC and DOJ decisions on T-Mobile-Sprint merger reportedly at least another month away

T-Mobile and Sprint are awaiting the FCC and Department of Justice’s decision on whether or not their merger will be permitted, and according to a new report, the wait could take a bit longer. A decision on the T-Mobile-Sprint merger from the FCC and DOJ “won’t be made for at least another month or possibly longer”, according to Fox Business. It’s said that the DOJ is paying close attention to this horizontal merger and whether … [read full article]

House Democrats argue against T-Mobile-Sprint merger in letters to FCC and DoJ

The proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint is getting some more opposition. A group of Democrats are sending letters to the FCC and Department of Justice urging them to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is leading the effort that also includes 36 House Democrats, which The Hill says also includes Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA). The letters are being sent to Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman, and … [read full article]