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T-Mobile hires Sunit Patel to help lead Sprint merger

T-Mobile is currently working through regulatory review and all of the other steps necessary to try and get its merger with Sprint completed, and today T-Mo revealed that it’s brought someone on to help with the effort. Sunit Patel is joining T-Mobile. Starting October 1st, he’ll be T-Mo’s Executive Vice President, Merger and Integration Lead. His job will include leading T-Mobile’s strategic planning efforts as it works to integrate its business with Sprint’s and the … [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]

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 says Sprint merger and 5G will enable it to lower prices

One of the popular arguments against the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint is that if approved, the deal could lead to less competition and higher prices. T-Mo doesn’t see it that way. T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert claims that if his company is allowed to combine with Sprint and gets access to Sprint’s spectrum for use with 5G, the result will be cheaper wireless service. “With that kind of capacity, we’ll be able to afford to … [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]