US: Sprint, LG forge 5G smartphone partnership

US: Sprint, LG forge 5G smartphone partnership

LG has announced that it is working with Sprint on delivering the first 5G smartphone in the United States in the first half of 2019, following the launch of the carrier’s 5G network at the beginning of next year, reported Reuters. The companies stated they will have more information on device specifications and exact timing […]

US: Sprint grows as it pushes T-Mobile merger

US: Sprint grows as it pushes T-Mobile merger

During a quarter that saw all four national mobile carriers increase the number of postpaid subscribers [descrption], Sprint and T-Mobile grew faster than the two market leaders, AT&T and Verizon, reported the WSJ.” Growth in subscribers was accompanied by higher than expected increases in capital spending by both companies. The company added 87,000 net postpaid […]

T-Mobile and Sprint: How Fewer Competitors Could Increase Competition

Posted by The New York Times T-Mobile and Sprint: How Fewer Competitors Could Increase Competition By Andrew Ross Sorkin There has been no shortage of opinions about the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Just about the only person who hasn’t said something is President Trump. As deafening as the president’s uncharacteristic silence has been on […]

US: FCC names Antitrust attorney to head Sprint, T-Mobile merger review

US: FCC names Antitrust attorney to head Sprint, T-Mobile merger review

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has named David Lawrence to head up the agency’s review of the proposed takeover of Sprint by T-Mobile US. The companies filed for FCC approval earlier this month, and the regulator will have to decide whether the US is ready to go from four to three major mobile operators. […]

US: T-Mobile, Sprint execs testify on proposed merger

US: T-Mobile, Sprint execs testify on proposed merger

The heads of T-Mobile and Sprint testified before a Senate panel on Wednesday, June 27, to make the case for their proposed US$26 billion merger, reported the Wall Street Journal. T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Marcelo Claure, the executive chairman of Sprint, were announced on Monday, June 25, as witnesses for a Senate Judiciary antitrust […]

US: T-Mobile, Sprint lay out new merger arguments in FCC filing

US: T-Mobile, Sprint lay out new merger arguments in FCC filing

T-Mobile and Sprint on Tuesday filed their public interest statement to the Federal Communications Commission as part of their bid to merge. The key message in the statement is that their combination would create a single, more powerful company better able to invest in 5G wireless technology. “T-Mobile and Sprint are merging to beat Verizon […]

US: T-Mobile, Sprint announce a plan for merger

US: T-Mobile, Sprint announce a plan for merger

T-Mobile and Sprint have reached a “definitive agreement” to merge in an all-stock deal, which would create a new company with a total value of US$146 billion, based on current stock prices. The two companies, the third- and fourth-largest US wireless carriers, respectively, behind Verizon and AT&T, have been trying to merge for years. But […]