Tag Archives: Makan Delrahim

Justice Department officially approves T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

There’s been a lot of back and forth lately about whether the Justice Department would approve the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, but today we finally got a decision. Today the Justice Department officially announced that it is approving T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger following an agreement between T-Mo, Sprint, and Dish Network. This agreement is meant to position Dish as the fourth competitive U.S. carrier, taking Sprint’s place. As part of the agreement, Dish will purchase all … [read full article]

DOJ’s Delrahim reportedly met with FCC’s Pai to talk T-Mobile-Sprint merger, decision may be close

There’s been a lot of back-and-forth in recent weeks about the Justice Department and its antitrust review of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, but according to a new report, a decision may be imminent. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim allegedly met last Friday to discuss the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. According to Fox Business, the two discussed how they can keep the U.S. telecom space remains competitive and how they can ensure … [read full article]

DOJ reportedly wants T-Mobile and Sprint to help create new U.S. carrier as part of merger agreement

Hot on the heels of news that T-Mobile and Sprint are meeting with the Department of Justice regarding their merger, more details on those talks have come out. DOJ officials want T-Mobile and Sprint to help create a fourth U.S. carrier with its own network if they’re allowed to merge, according to a source speaking to Bloomberg. While the two carriers argue that they’ll be able to create a stronger competitor to AT&T and … [read full article]

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]

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]

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]

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]