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T-Mobile CFO to vacate position

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T-Mobile and Sprint have both been patiently waiting for the regulatory approval for their proposed merger. But even though it has been taking some time for a decision to come out, the two companies continue to serve their customers and plan ahead for the success of the company. One of the actions recently made by T-Mobile is to undergo an amended employment contract with its current CFO, Braxton Carter. The agreement shows that Carter will be … [read full article]

Some states may file lawsuit to block T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Earlier this week, we learned the Department of Justice’s antitrust chief is open to hearing T-Mobile and Sprint’s 5G arguments in favor of their merger, which was good news for those hoping that the deal gets approved. Now that’s being countered with some not-so-great news for the merger. Several states are considering a lawsuit to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger on antitrust grounds, according to sources speaking to Bloomberg. New York and California are said … [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]

T-Mobile CEO talks pricing post-Sprint merger, reiterates that 5G won’t cost extra

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has recently been publishing blogs to talk up T-Mo’s proposed merger with Sprint, and today another one has gone live. The focus of Legere’s latest post is pricing. He claims that T-Mobile will invest nearly $40 billion in its nationwide 5G network to get eight times the capacity by 2024 than standalone T-Mobile or Sprint have today. T-Mo will then be incentivized to lower its prices in order … [read full article]

House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on T-Mobile-Sprint merger covers Trump hotel stays, Huawei network equipment, and more

Today T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint executive chairman Marcelo Claure once again testified in a hearing about the T-Mo-Sprint merger, this time in front of a House Judiciary subcommittee. In his prepared remarks, Legere repeated many of the same benefits of the proposed merger that he’s mentioned before. These include helping to make sure that the U.S. “wins the global 5G race” and building out a faster and broader nationwide 5G network that neither T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile pledges to support Sprint’s Lifeline Assistance program ‘indefinitely’ if merger is approved

T-Mobile has made several commitments in its effort to get its merger with Sprint approved by regulators, and today T-Mo has made another promise. T-Mobile will continue to support Sprint’s Assurance Wireless brand “indefinitely” if its merger is approved, T-Mobile president and COO Mike Sievert has confirmed. Assurance Wireless, which is part of Sprint prepaid brand Virgin Mobile, takes part in the Lifeline Assistance program and offers discounted service to those in public assistance programs … [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]