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T-Mobile meets with FCC to talk 5G network model and Sprint merger

T-Mobile is working to persuade the FCC that its proposed merger with Sprint should be approved, and recently the carrier put together a presentation about what its 5G network would be like if T-Mo and Sprint do come together. T-Mobile’s presentation is pretty heavily redacted, but there are some interesting tidbits still available. For example, T-Mobile estimates that by 2024, the New T-Mobile’s 5G network would handle 21 exabytes of traffic every month. T-Mo also … [read full article]

T-Mobile asks FCC for permission to perform 5G tests in Las Vegas and Spokane

T-Mobile has named Las Vegas as one of the first cities that’ll get its 5G coverage, and recently the company asked for permission to begin 5G testing there. An FCC filing shows that T-Mobile has requested permission to conduct 5G NR tests in Las Vegas, NV and Spokane, WA. Tests will take place at two sites in Las Vegas and two sites in Spokane, and the period of testing will run from November 1, 2018 … [read full article]

T-Mobile talks up 5G in-home broadband plans with the FCC

Earlier this month, we saw T-Mobile talking up its home internet plans, with the company saying that it plans to offer a wireless-only TV and home internet bundle if its merger with Sprint is approved. Now T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert has talked a bit more about T-Mo’s plans. In a recent filing with the FCC, Sievert said that the New T-Mobile would have “a large market” for its in-home broadband service. The company is … [read full article]

TracFone, largest MVNO in the U.S., tells FCC that it supports T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Last month we saw several notable companies file an opposition to the T-Mobile-Sprint merger with the FCC, including Dish and C Spire. This week, though, a major mobile player came out in support of the merger. TracFone recently filed a comment with the FCC in support of the T-Mobile-Sprint deal, saying that it believes that the New T-Mobile will continue to support MVNOs as it has in the past. The company believes that the … [read full article]

FCC pauses 180-day shot clock on its review of T-Mobile-Sprint merger

  Fifty-five days into the 180-day shot clock of its review of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, the FCC has hit the pause button. The FCC announced today that it’s pausing its 180-day shot clock of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger in order to “allow for thorough staff and third-party review of newly-submitted and anticipated modeling relied on by the Applicants.” The FCC points to three separate developments that require more time for review. First is … [read full article]

T-Mobile says Sprint merger won’t mean end of MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, or Virgin Mobile

In addition to talking up its wireless-only TV and home internet bundle, T-Mobile recently talked to the FCC about what would happen with its prepaid brands if it merges with Sprint. T-Mobile has told the FCC that if it’s allowed to merge with Sprint, it will keep both MetroPCS as well as Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile around. T-Mo explained that each brand targets different types of customers. T-Mo went on to claim that … [read full article]

T-Mobile to offer wireless-only TV and home internet bundle if Sprint merger is approved

T-Mobile hasn’t said much about its streaming TV ambitions since its Layer3 TV acquisition earlier this year, but a recent FCC filing has shed a bit of light on what T-Mo’s TV plans look like if it’s allowed to merge with Sprint. In the filing, T-Mobile explains that if it’s allowed to merge with Sprint, the New T-Mobile “will be able to offer the first wireless only bundle for T.V. + home internet”. T-Mo adds … [read full article]

More companies file opposition to T-Mobile-Sprint merger, including Altice and Dish

Hot on the heels of the CWA union coming out against the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, several major companies have submitted their own comments on the deal. Cable provider Altice said in a filing with the FCC that it’s concerned about the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. Altice has an MVNO agreement with Sprint and is planning to utilize it to enter the wireless market in 2019, but the company is concerned that if the … [read full article]

T-Mobile explains to FCC why it should participate in mmWave auction, says it won’t jointly bid with Sprint

The FCC is hosting a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum auction later this year, and T-Mobile recently submitted a filing to the FCC to explain why it should participate. T-Mobile explains that it and Sprint are aware of the need to avoid any inappropriate coordination of competitive activity before their merger is complete and the need to avoid any potential violations of antitrust laws while they remain independent. And so T-Mo says that it and Sprint … [read full article]

FCC begins 180-day shot clock on T-Mobile-Sprint merger, now taking public comments

A milestone in the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint has taken place. The FCC this week kicked off its 180-day shot clock for reviewing the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. While the FCC will work to complete its review of the merger in this timeframe, it’s not necessarily required to. The FCC can also pause the clock when it feels it’s necessary. Along with the start of its 180-day shot clock, the FCC this week began taking … [read full article]