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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…

$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…

**Updated 7/12/19 12:01PM** Ting has a new information page up. You can see it here. **Updated 7/11/19 – 7:41 AM** – Ting has posted a transcript which includes clarifying statements from their CEO. You can read it here. —————- So, yesterday, a story was published on how Ting, which bought FreedomPop’s CDMA business, left Sprint and was Read more…

We told you so – kind of. Back on our latest webinar, both NWIDA and WiBoc offered Google as a potential player in the Boost buy. Now, the NY Post (link below) is reporting that Google and Dish are talking. But, according to Google, in the same article, the answer is “No.” The Post article clearly states: Google Read more…

Updating our earlier report, CNBC is reporting that while Dish and T-Mobile are near a deal, there are hurdles to overcome. The DOJ is pushing Deutsche Telekom to give Dish a sweeter deal to ensure they can be an effective fourth player in the wireless industry. The DOJ wants Deutsche Telekom to give Dish unlimited access to Read more…

T-Mobile has reportedly reached a deal with Dish Network that could push the merger with Sprint over the top — but approval from the Department of Justice is still needed, according to published reports. CNBC reported that anonymous sources had said that a deal has been reached between T-Mo and Dish on a purchase of assets, but Read more…

Attorneys General Preparing Merger Lawsuit **Update 6/11/19 1:40pm** Link to AG Press Release —————————— According to a report at TheStreet (link below) a group of 10 U.S. state attorneys general will file a lawsuit to prevent the Sprint / T-Mobile merger. Reuters reported the plans, which could come as early as today, amid an ongoing probe by Read more…

We now have the more detailed report from Bloomberg (link below) As we stated in the first post, among the options being discussed is the separation and potential sale of the prepaid businesses. Other options — such as selling airwave licenses or setting up a new fourth carrier through a network-leasing arrangement — are being discussed but Read more…

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