Tag Archive: Merger


FCC Chairman formally endorses T-Mobile and Sprint merger

A public vote to approve the merger will likely be held at the next FCC meeting on September 26.

What you need to know FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has formally approval the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The draft order circulated by Pai explains the merger between the two carriers will help advance the deployment of 5G wireless networks in the United States. The merger had received the green light from the Justice Department last month.

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Note 10 and Pixel 4 rumors; Apple buys Intel modem, T-Mobile/Sprint merger

It turned out to be anything but a slow news week. Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Ara Wagoner pour over rumors about Galaxy Note 10, Pixel 4, and the discuss the return of Galaxy Fold. Daniel also shares his enthusiasm for the Sonos-powered Symfonisk speakers from Ikea.

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and rumors about Apple purchasing the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business turned out to be true. It’s a strategic move that will enable Apple to  [Read More…]

T-Mobile / Sprint merger: Here’s how it will affect you

It ain’t over until it’s over, but it’s time to think about how this multi-mega-million dollar deal affects us all.

The U.S. Justice Department has approved the $ 26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. That’s step one on the long road to a consolidated Sprint/T-Mobile and probably the only step that really counts. That means its time to consider how this will affect us all or if anything is going to change.

DoJ approval was the  [Read More…]

T-Mobile and Sprint to sell Boost Mobile, spectrum holdings for merger

Dish Network, Charter and Altice rumored to buy the assets.

What you need to know T-Mobile and Sprint close to agreeing to divest Boost Mobile and some spectrum. Dish Network, Charter and Altice rumored to buy the assets to create new fourth carrier. Deal between DOJ, carriers and asset buyer could be made as early as next week.

T-Mobile and Sprint are edging ever-closer to merger approval by working with the Department of Justice to divest assets  [Read More…]

The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is facing a multi-state lawsuit

Ten State Attorneys General are moving to block the proposed merger.

What you need to know Ten state attorneys general are suing to block the proposed $ 26.5 billion merger between two of the largest carriers in the U.S. State AG James (NY) warns that the merger would cut access to affordable service. The FCC Chairman has already voiced his support for the T-Mobile-Sprint merger.

The $ 26.5 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint proposed back in  [Read More…]

T-Mobile and Sprint may have to set up a new carrier to get merger approved

U.S. Justice Department wants T-Mobile and Sprint to create a new national carrier with its own infrastructure.

What you need to know U.S. DOJ officials want T-Mobile and Sprint to create a new national carrier to get their $ 26.5 billion merger approved. The new network cannot be an MVNO — it has to be a full-fledged network with its own infrastructure. Essentially, the DOJ wants four national carriers even after the merger goes through.

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The DOJ still doesn’t want to approve T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

Boost Mobile will be sold if/when the merger is completed.

What you need to know FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is recommending approval for T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. Boost Mobile will be sold off as part of the deal. T-Mobile and Sprint must commit to building out 5G over the next three years.

Updated 4:01 PM ET: Per a report from Bloomberg, today’s news still isn’t enough to sway the Department of Justice in favor of approving the  [Read More…]

T-Mobile delays Sprint merger following holdup at the DOJ

The new deadline is now July 29.

Initially when T-Mobile announced that it was merging with Sprint, a deadline for the deal to be completed had been set for March 29, 2019. However, thanks to a holdup with the Department of Justice’s Antiturst chief, that date has been missed.

As a result of this, T-Mobile is delaying the merger completion date with a new deadline now set for July 29.

A little over a week ago, we  [Read More…]

DOJ says T-Mobile and Sprint merger ‘unlikely’ to be approved

The $ 26 billion deal could be in trouble.

We’ve been talking about the T-Mobile and Sprint merger for a while now, and about a year since it was initially announced, it looks like it could be in trouble. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Department of Justice isn’t so keen on the impending merger.

The report reads:

Justice Department staffers have told T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. that their planned merger is unlikely to  [Read More…]

T-Mobile and Sprint merger facing new criticism from Democratic lawmakers

There are concerns over potential price hikes and job cuts.

Following its announcement last August, Sprint and T-Mobile have been working around the clock to get their industry-changing merger approved from all the necessary committees and departments. While things have been smooth sailing so far from the right, the merger is now being faced with new criticism on the other side of the aisle.

Per a report from The New York Times, Democratic lawmakers are taking issue  [Read More…]