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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…

New York’s Attorney General is stepping up its probe into T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint, concerned that the wireless giants could hike prices on cheaper prepaid services if they combined, according to an article in the NY Post (link below) New York AG Barbara Underwood launched the investigation just weeks after T-Mobile and Sprint proposed their $27 billion Read more…

Full transcript: Here’s what T-Mobile’s John Legere told Sprint’s town hall meeting Sprint recently held a town-hall meeting – and T-Mobile head John Legere was there. FierceWireless has the entire transcript (link below) but here are some tidbits… My main ask to John when we did this merger was that we are going to choose the best Read more…

According to a report in the Kansas City Business Journal (link below) the Sprint / T-Mobile merger has gotten some interesting news recently… Some is potentially good, and some is potentially bad. First, the good news. The FCC is examining the details of cable companies’ wireless offerings, a move that could ease regulators’ concerns about antitrust and Read more…

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