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Pennsylvania has joined 17 other states, and the District of Columbia, in the lawsuit to stop the T-Mobile/Sprint Merger. Attorney General Josh Shapiro is the 18th attorney general to challenge the merger. The U.S. Justice Department approved T-Mobile’s request to merge with Sprint in July. The FCC approved the deal in May. Read the entire article here. Read more…

According to Makan Delrahim, Ass’t AG for the DOJ, the $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint would increase competition and benefit consumers. During testimony before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee Delrahim, told lawmakers the agency investigated the transaction for 13 months. “You’re now going to have Sprint, T-Mobile combined, with the remedies we put Read more…

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…

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