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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]

Dish once again comes out against T-Mobile-Sprint merger, other groups chime in with their opposition

After initially filing its opposition to T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger back in August, Dish recently made another argument against the deal. In its latest filing, Dish claims that if T-Mobile and Sprint are allowed to merge, it will lead to a national mobile voice and broadband market controlled by three companies, lead to excessive concentration in other relevant markets, and result in increased prices for consumers. “The Applicants have not come close to demonstrating that … [read full article]

T-Mobile gets shareholder approval for Sprint merger

Following the news that the New York Attorney General is giving the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger some extra scrutiny, some better news for the deal has emerged. T-Mobile has received shareholder approval for its merger with Sprint. Deutsche Telekom Holding B.V., which holds 63.5 percent of T-Mobile Common Stock, gave T-Mo a written consent in favor of proposals to approve the issuance of shares of common stock as well as the amendment and restatement of the … [read full article]

New York Attorney General has concerns about T-Mobile-Sprint merger’s effect on prepaid market

The New York Attorney General wants to take a closer look at the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has been investigating the T-Mobile-Sprint merger shortly after it was announced in April and recently stepped up its efforts, according to sources speaking to the New York Post. Underwood has concerns that the merger could result in increase prepaid prices as a result of less competition between MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and … [read full article]

John Legere and Marcelo Claure talk 5G, jobs, and more at T-Mobile-Sprint town hall meeting

Earlier this month, T-Mobile executives like John Legere and Mike Sievert conducted a town hall meeting with former Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and Sprint employees in Kansas City. Now the transcript for the event has made its way online. Claure talked up the 5G network potential that a combined T-Mobile and Sprint would have thanks to Sprint’s 200 megahertz of 2.5GHz spectrum as well as T-Mo’s 30 megahertz of 600MHz spectrum as well as … [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]

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]

CWA argues against T-Mobile-Sprint merger, says more than 28,000 jobs will be lost

In the months following T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger announcement, we’ve seen groups come out in favor of and opposed to the deal. Today another group in the latter camp has spoken out about the merger. The Communication Workers of America (CWA) today said that it opposed the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint as it’s currently set up. The CWA, a union that represents 700,000 workers, claims that the merger would result in more than 28,000 … [read full article]

T-Mobile reportedly asking its MVNOs to publicly support Sprint merger

T-Mobile has been busy lately launching new rate plans and Un-carrier movies, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t also still working on getting regulatory approval for its merger with Sprint. According to a new report from Reuters, T-Mobile is reaching out to smaller providers that utilize its network and asking them to come out and publicly support the T-Mo-Sprint merger in order to push regulators to approve it. T-Mobile’s suggestions include issuing public … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger update: Review in early stages, no decision from regulators on how many carriers U.S. needs

Wondering how the government’s review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger is going? Today we got an update on the situation. U.S. antitrust officials are in the “early stages” of reviewing the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, a source has told Reuters. The regulators haven’t reached a conclusion on how many carriers the U.S. market needs, but the tipster did say that “at least” three carriers are necessary and that reports that officials have decided on … [read full article]