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As we posted yesterday, the Sprint merger lawsuit has been decided. Judge Marrero ruled the transaction “is not reasonably likely to substantially lessen competition”. The group of Attorneys General promised to continue exploring options to prevent a merger of T-Mobile with Sprint, after the carriers won the legal challenge to the proposed $26 billion deal. The judge stated Read more…

According to an article on the Wall St. Journal (link below) Judge Marrero is expected to approve the T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint, according to people familiar with the matter. The decision, which these people said is expected to be made public Tuesday, would hand the carriers a victory over a group of state attorneys general who argued Read more…

According to an article in LightReading (link below) US Attorney General William Barr has suggested the US purchases a controlling stake in either Nokia or Ericsson for access to secure 5G equipment. Barr also said that another recently introduced White House proposal on 5G was unworkable and “pie in the sky.” That proposal, floated just a few Read more…

Apple is now offering an onsite repair option for customers in select cities who have issues with their Apple device but aren’t able to visit a repair shop or Apple Store. The onsite repair options are available through Apple Authorized Service Provider Go Tech Services, which promises to repair your device “at your home or office.” When Read more…

Take a look at the new Motorola Razr – Flip/Smartphone. Check it out below… paid ad: — NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our assistance and if you’re not yet a member, we invite you to join today. Want news like this delivered to your inbox? Click HERE Want news like this delivered to your Read more…

Apparently, a Boost Master dealer in NY has slashed it’s staff. Peter Adderton tweeted earlier today that Hyperlink, based in NY, has cut it’s sales staff by letting go between 7-10 employees, and NWIDA has confirmed this. In addition, Adderton posted that no one from Dish, the (apparent) new owner of Boost, has reached out to any Read more…

Spectrum Mobile passed 1 million subscribers, and Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said that they plan to offer 5G service by the end of March. Rutledge didn’t offer any details other than to say 5G would be made available in the current quarter. The MVNO provides its mobile service through Verizon. . Spectrum Mobile added 288,000 subscribers Read more…

NWIDA has received a copy of the memo sent by Jon Freier – EVP at T-Mobile – outlining the staff changes that affect Metro. We’ve linked to the memo below, but here is a summary: Jim Mickey is now head of Field Sales and Ops, with all area VPs, as well as head of National Accounts (Laura Read more…

There’s a really good article on Fierce Wireless (link below), which we will summarize here. It focus’ on the Sprint and T-Mobile MVNOs. Combined, those two control the “network of choice” of the vast majority of US MVNOs. Of course, there are the carrier owned MVNOs (Virgin – which is migrating to Boost – Boost and Metro), Read more…

What? Yep – well, maybe. While (we know) the FCC and DoJ have approved the merger, there are still a bunch of states suing to stop it. And, while the trial ended last month, will the losing side appeal? Could be – and that would add more “time to the clock.” But, even outside of that, if Read more…

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