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Link to report PDFs below… Washington, D.C. – According to a new Communications Workers of America report, Disrupting Rural Wireless, T-Mobile’s 2018 acquisition of regional carrier Iowa Wireless (“iWireless”) harmed customers, workers, and small business owners, especially in rural parts of Iowa. Ahead of scheduled Capitol Hill hearings this week on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, the iWireless story Read more…

According to a story in Ars Technica (link below), Five US Senators warned that the T-Mobile US/Sprint merger could hurt consumers and urged the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the deal.  The letter was sent by Sens. Edward Markey (MA), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Tom Udall (NM), Tammy Baldwin (WI), and Richard Blumenthal (CT). They also Read more…

(Link to PR below) Telrite Holdings has announced an agreement to purchase Locus Telecommunications and H20 Wireless. Pending regulatory approval, the acquisition positions the company as one of the largest MVNO in pre-paid. H20 operates as an MVNO on the AT&T network.  “The acquisition of H2O Wireless enables us to expand our footprint and ability to serve Read more…

Per an article in FierceWireless (link below), While T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint is currently going nowhere due to the nation’s longest government shutdown, other issues are coming up that could complicate what previously appeared to be a likely positive outcome for the companies. An investigation by The Washington Post found that high-ranking T-Mobile executives stayed at Read more…

According to an article in theverge.com (link below), the FCC has wound down most of its operations. Should its lapsed funding not be restored, the commission says “all FCC activities will cease” as of mid-day Thursday, January 3rd, “other than those immediately necessary for the protection of life or property, performing other excepted activities, or those funded Read more…

NWIDA, the National Wireless Independent Dealer Association, and WiBOC, The Wireless Business Owners Consortium, has announced they will be hosting an Executive Briefing during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January in Las Vegas. Titled Details & Decisions: What Does the Future Have in Store for Boost / Sprint Dealers?  the briefing will be held on Wednesday, January Read more…

According to an article in androidcentral.com (link below), The Sprint/T-Mobile merger is apparently getting closer to approval. AndroidCentral quotes a report from Reuters, saying the merger could be approved by the U.S. government as soon as next week. However, as with most things, there is a catch. If T-Mobile wants the deal to go through, its parent company Read more…

According to a report in bizjournals.com (link below) T-Mobile’s acquisition of MetroPCS provides a roadmap for the company’s planned Sprint takeover. CFO Braxton Carter (left) provided details on the wireless company’s strategy, if its Sprint bid is approved. “The playbook that we did with Metro, it wasn’t combining two networks. It was shutting one network down and extracting some assets Read more…

T-Mobile is hiring a team to help decide the fate of retail stores, post merger, according to a report in BizJournals, (link below.) Sprint and T-Mobile likely have thousands of redundant retail stores across the country, some in the same building. T-Mobile is building out a retail real estate team that could decide the fate of those stores, including Read more…

The FCC is set to resume the “shot clock” on the $26.5B plan to merge T-Mobile and Sprint and is seeking comments on the new economics for the deal submitted by the two companies. The agency had paused the review period, saying more time was needed to review “substantially revised” engineering and business models, as well as as signaled intention Read more…

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