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T-Mobile and Sprint commit to 5G buildout and divesting Boost Mobile, FCC Chairman recommends deal be approved

This week is beginning with some big news regarding T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. T-Mobile today confirmed that it’s made a few commitments to the FCC with relation to its merger. Those include mobile 5G and home broadband deployments, the promise to divest Boost Mobile, a commitment to not raise prices. When it comes to 5G, T-Mo says it will cover 97 percent of the U.S. population with 5G on low-band spectrum and 75 … [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]

FCC Commissioner asks T-Mobile and other carriers for update on ending sales of location data

Following some security and prvacy issues related to U.S. carriers selling customer location data to third-parties, an FCC commissioner has reached out to the operators for more info on the situation. FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has sent letters to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon for details on their efforts to end their agreements with location aggregators as well as what their previous agreements with these companies allowed. As noted by Motherboard, Commissioner Rosenworcel sent 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]

Moto G7 Plus may be coming to T-Mobile

Motorola has already confirmed that the Moto G7 Power is coming to T-Mobile, but that may not be the only Moto G7 variant headed for T-Mo’s shelves. The Moto G7 Plus may also launch at T-Mobile. A Motorola device with the model number XT1965-T was recently spotted in the FCC, and it includes references to T-Mobile in the documents. The name “Moto G7 Plus” is nowhere to be found, but the model number XT1965 does … [read full article]

FCC once again pauses 180-day shot clock on T-Mobile-Sprint merger review

The FCC has hit the pause button on its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger once again. Today the Federal Communications Commission said that it is pausing the informal 180-day shot clock on its review of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, marking the third time that the FCC’s shot clock has been paused. The first pause was the result of a substantially revised network engineering model that had been submitted, and the second … [read full article]

John Legere talks up New T-Mobile’s in-home broadband plans, says LTE home internet pilot coming soon

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has published a couple of blogs in recent weeks talking up the T-Mobile-Sprint merger and the benefits that he believes it will bring, and today Legere shared another blog. The T-Mobile CEO’s latest merger-focused blog post focuses on in-home broadband. Legere says that a core promise of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger is to bring competition and choice to the in-home broadband market, particularly when it comes to rural areas. Using its [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]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere gives update on merger progress, says approval still expected in first half of 2019

  A little more than one week after testifying in front of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, T-Mobile CEO John Legere today gave an update on the progress of the T-Mo-Sprint merger. Legere today shared a blog post detailing T-Mobile and Sprint’s recent meetings with government officials, saying that they’ve met with the FCC, DoJ, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, other federal and state level regulators, and some consumer groups. The T-Mo … [read full article]