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DOJ’s Delrahim reportedly met with FCC’s Pai to talk T-Mobile-Sprint merger, decision may be close

There’s been a lot of back-and-forth in recent weeks about the Justice Department and its antitrust review of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, but according to a new report, a decision may be imminent. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim allegedly met last Friday to discuss the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. According to Fox Business, the two discussed how they can keep the U.S. telecom space remains competitive and how they can ensure … [read full article]

Boost Mobile founder visited DOJ to talk T-Mobile-Sprint merger, making competitive carrier

Boost Mobile founder Peter Adderton previously said that T-Mobile and Sprint should divest Boost if their merger is approved, and we now know that that’s precisely what’s going to happen. Now Adderton is involved with the T-Mobile-Sprint merger once again. Adderton met with the U.S. Department of Justice last week to help advise the agency about T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. Reports have said that the DOJ¬†want T-Mo and Sprint to help create a … [read full article]

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel says she’s ‘uncomfortable’ with review of T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Last month we saw FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr come out in support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger following the announcement of commitments from the two carriers. FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel didn’t feel the same way about the deal, saying she had “serious doubts” about it, and this week she touched a bit more on the merger and the support its gotten from her fellow FCC Commissioners. During a press conference after … [read full article]

Hawaii PUC gives T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger the green light

Another state public utilities commission has¬†approved T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. Hawaii’s PUC recently announced that it has approved of the proposed T-Mobile and Sprint merger, subject to conditions. Those include offering every W-2 retail employee of T-Mobile and Sprint a job with the New T-Mobile. On the third anniversary of the merger’s closing, the New T-Mobile must file a report with the Hawaii PUC on the total of W-2 employees, and if the number has … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger tidbits: Comcast won’t buy divested spectrum, C Spire supports deal

There have been a lot of leaks, rumors, and speculation surrounding T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger this week, including one report that said that the DOJ wants the two carriers to help create a new, fourth U.S. carrier and a rumor claiming that Amazon may buy Boost Mobile. Now we’re winding down the week with some more tidbits related to the merger. First up, Comcast says that it won’t be buying any spectrum that [read full article]

Amazon rumored to be interested in buying Boost Mobile from T-Mobile and Sprint

One of the concessions that T-Mobile is willing to make to get its merger with Sprint approved is a sale of Boost Mobile. We’re still waiting to see if the deal will gain approval from regulators, but if it does, T-Mo may already have a buyer for Boost. Amazon is rumored to be considering buying Boost Mobile from T-Mobile and Sprint if their merger is approved. Reuters sources say that Amazon is mainly attracted … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint may divest spectrum to get Justice Department’s approval for merger

We’ve heard that T-Mobile and Sprint are hard at work on convincing the Department of Justice to approve their merger, and now we’ve gotten wind of one concession that the two carriers might make. T-Mobile and Sprint are thinking about divesting some of their spectrum to improve the odds of the DOJ approving their merger. That’s according to reports from Reuters and Bloomberg, with the latter adding that the divested airwaves would go … [read full article]

DOJ reportedly wants T-Mobile and Sprint to help create new U.S. carrier as part of merger agreement

Hot on the heels of news that T-Mobile and Sprint are meeting with the Department of Justice regarding their merger, more details on those talks have come out. DOJ officials want T-Mobile and Sprint to help create a fourth U.S. carrier with its own network if they’re allowed to merge, according to a source speaking to Bloomberg. While the two carriers argue that they’ll be able to create a stronger competitor to AT&T and … [read full article]

Reports say T-Mobile and Sprint in talks with DOJ about merger divestitures, Boost Mobile could sell for up to $3 billion

As we continue to wait for the Department of Justice to review the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, reports that try to give us an idea of what’s going on behind the scenes are coming out. First up, it’s said that T-Mobile and Sprint are currently meeting with the DOJ to discuss the merger. CNBC’s David Faber says that T-Mo and Sprint are working with the DOJ on divestitures that could address concerns that some people … [read full article]

Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission approves T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

This past week has been a bit of a rollercoaster for T-Mobile, with the carrier’s merger with Sprint getting support from several FCC leaders, followed by a report that claimed that DOJ antitrust staff would recommend blocking the deal, and then another report that said DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim “consulted” with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on the merger. Now the week is wrapping up with some good news for T-Mo. The Pennsylvania … [read full article]