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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]

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]

FCC begins 180-day shot clock on T-Mobile-Sprint merger, now taking public comments

A milestone in the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint has taken place. The FCC this week kicked off its 180-day shot clock for reviewing the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. While the FCC will work to complete its review of the merger in this timeframe, it’s not necessarily required to. The FCC can also pause the clock when it feels it’s necessary. Along with the start of its 180-day shot clock, the FCC this week began taking … [read full article]

Some U.S. lawmakers have security concerns about T-Mobile-Sprint merger due to Sprint’s ties to Huawei

Days after a Senate antitrust subcommittee held a hearing about the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, other members of the U.S. government have begun to express concern over the deal. Members of the U.S. House have put together a draft letter arguing that a national security investigation of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger is necessary, The letter is being passed around so that it can get signatures before it’s sent to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who is leading a … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint’s Marcelo Claure talk up merger in front of Senate antitrust subcommittee

As part of their effort to get make the T-Mobile and Sprint merger happen, T-Mo CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure today testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel. The panel included Senator Mike Lee [R-UT], Senator Amy Klobuchar [D-MN], and Senator Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]. Legere and Claure made 5G a focus of their arguments in favor of the merger. Both executives stressed how important it is for the … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint continue to advocate for their merger as they officially file FCC documents

As expected, T-Mobile and Sprint today continued work on their merger deal by filing a Public Interest Statement with the FCC. The two companies also made announcements┬áto talk up their merger and share some more details on their plans. 5G is a major focus of T-Mobile and Sprint, with the two carriers saying that together they’ll be able to deploy a much better 5G network than either could if they remain separate. T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint to file formal merger application with FCC next week

T-Mobile and Sprint are getting ready to take the next step in their effort to merge. The two companies have told the FCC that they plan to formally file an application asking for approval to merge. The application will be filed on Monday, June 18th, and will include a protective order to block sensitive corporate information from the public. While T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to a merger deal in April, the two companies must get … [read full article]

T-Mobile names Mike Sievert as its new president

When T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they’d reached a merger agreement, they also revealed that some executive titles would be shuffled as part of the deal. Today one of those changes has officially been made. T-Mobile said today that it’s appointed Mike Sievert as its president. The change is effective immediately, and Sievert will continue to serve as T-Mobile’s Chief Operating Officer, a title he’s held since February 2015. The title of president at T-Mobile … [read full article]

U.S. Justice Department said to be talking with MVNOs about T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The U.S. Department of Justice is speaking to smaller wireless operators in the U.S. about the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. According to a report from Reuters, the Justice Department is talking with multiple MVNOs that buy access to major carriers’ networks and asking them their opinions on the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. David Glickman, CEO at Ultra Mobile and Mint Mobile, confirmed that the DoJ asked to talk to him about the merger but wasn’t given … [read full article]