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According to an article in Fierce Wireless (see below) T-Mobile employees are worried about the loss of jobs and cuts in wages and have sent a letter to the CEO of T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom. In the letter to Timotheus Höttges, the workers said they’re concerned that the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint will mean Read more…

Bizjournal KC reported (link below) that during a recent Sprint town hall, CEO Michel Combes said plans for the executive management of new T-Mobile US Inc. are “nearly done” and would represent a “well balanced” mix of talent from both companies. Combes said Sprint’s leadership is working with T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert on announcing the executive team Read more…

Dish Network, proposed new owner of Boost, has reached out via email to Boost store owners. Signed by W. Erik Carlson, President and CEO of Dish, the email includes: We understand the importance of a strong dealer network; it’s been critical to our success. Boost has an extremely robust and successful dealer community, and we’re excited about Read more…

FCC Chair Pai has formally recommended the approval of the Sprint/T-Mobile Merger. In a statement released, Ajit Pai said he has shared (link below) a draft order to approve the merger in a deal worth $26 billion. “The evidence conclusively demonstrates that this transaction will bring fast 5G wireless service to many more Americans and help close Read more…

Well – except for the 13 states suing to stop it. But other than that… Bloomberg is reporting that the DoJ has approved T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint – a deal it rejected under the previous administration, clearing one of the biggest hurdles to a takeover that will reshape the wireless industry. T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to sell Read more…

Just letting you know – we’ve reached out to Erik Carlson – the CEO of Dish. We will let you know when we have more information.

$5B

$5 Billion. Dish has reportedly agreed to a deal to buy assets from T-Mobile and Sprint. Bloomberg (link below) say that Dish will pay $5 billion, consisting of $1.5 billion for prepaid businesses and $3.5 billion for spectrum. Dish is also getting a seven-year wholesale agreement that allows it to sell service using T-Mobile’s network, and T-Mobile Read more…

Is it true? Are we almost done? According to a report in FoxBusiness, the merger is “nearing completion.” Federal regulators have signaled to T-Mobile and Sprint that barring a last-minute snag, they are on the verge of giving the green light to the transaction. Deliberations have swung wildly from nearly complete to nearly dissolving over the past Read more…

According to a Reuter’s report (link below) the U.S. Justice Department may sue to block the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint if the parties do not settle next week. In June, a group of U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to block the merger, arguing that the deal would cost consumers more than $4.5 billion annually. The Read more…

As first noted by Peter Adderton, it appears Boost has fired most of it’s corporate marketing department. The Kansas City Business Journal reached out to Sprint and was told: To enhance our efficiency and nimbleness while we continue to aggressively compete in the Prepaid Wireless industry, we recently made some organizational changes to ensure our Prepaid business Read more…

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