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FCC pauses review of T-Mobile-Sprint merger due to government shutdown

The FCC has once again paused the 180-day shot clock on its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. The FCC has confirmed that it paused its review of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger on January 2 as a result of the government shutdown. The clock was paused on the 84th day of the 180-day shot clock. This latest pause comes just 29 days after the FCC resumed its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger due … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint confirm that merger has received U.S. national security approval

Following a report that the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint had been approved by a U.S. security committee, the two carriers have confirmed the news. T-Mobile and Sprint announced tonight that their merger has been approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The deal has also been okayed by Team Telecom, which consists of the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense and reviewed … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger reportedly approved by U.S. national security committee

Just days after a report claimed that T-Mobile and Sprint’s parent companies may ditch their Huawei networking equipment in an effort to help the merger get approval, a U.S. security panel has apparently given the deal the green light. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has given its stamp of approval to the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger, according to sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal. CFIUS reportedly told T-Mobile and … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint parent companies may ditch Huawei equipment to help gain merger approval

T-Mobile and Sprint’s parent companies are reportedly making big moves to help get the T-Mo-Sprint merger approved. T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom and Sprint parent company SoftBank have said that they will consider ending their use of Huawei network equipment, according to a report from Reuters. Deutsche Telekom has said that it’s reviewing its vendor plans in Germany and other markets. It’s said that U.S. government officials have been pressuring Deutsche Telekom to stop using … [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]

T-Mobile CFO talks plans for Sprint network following merger

After suggesting last month that the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint could close as soon as Q1 2019, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter recently touched a bit more on the deal. Carter recently explained that T-Mobile is “applying the same philosophy” with the Sprint merger as it did when it acquired MetroPCS. “The playbook that we did with Metro, it wasn’t combining two networks. It was shutting one network down and extracting some assets … [read full article]

Several groups call for T-Mobile-Sprint merger to be subject to House hearings

After facing a Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel earlier this year, the T-Mobile-Sprint merger may soon be under the scrutiny of another committee. A group of 14 organizations has sent a letter to Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to ask them to hold hearings regarding T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger. The group is urging Nadler and Pallone to announce soon that they’re scheduling hearings in the first quarter of 2019, which … [read full article]

T-Mobile places focus on being more competitive in latest Sprint merger filing with FCC

When T-Mobile and Sprint first announced their proposed merger, 5G was a major focus of their arguments in support of the deal. They even created called their website www.Allfor5G.com and used the #5GforAll hashtag. Now the two companies may be shifting gears and making a different argument a major focus. A new document recently filed to the FCC by T-Mobile places a focus on arguing that it needs to merge with Sprint to help … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO says Sprint merger could close as soon as Q1 2019

When T-Mobile and Sprint first announced their merger agreement, the two companies said that they expected the deal to close in the first half of 2019. Now they feel that the merger will be complete sooner rather than later. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley TMT Conference in Barcelona, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter suggested that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger could close as soon as the first quarter of 2019. “The only remaining thing that is happening is depositions … [read full article]

FCC to resume 180-day shot clock on review of T-Mobile-Sprint merger on Dec. 4

Two months after pausing its informal 180-day shot clock on its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, the FCC today revealed that the shot clock will resume soon. The FCC will restart its 180-day shot clock on December 4, 2018, at day 55. The agency says that it’s now seeking comment on the new econometric study submitted by T-Mobile and Sprint in support of its merger and that anyone interested in commenting must do so no … [read full article]