US: Sprint CEO met with FCC on merger

US: Sprint CEO met with FCC on merger

An Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing notes that Sprint CEO Michel Combes met with FCC Chief of Staff Matthew Berry on Friday, April 5, to discuss the proposed US$26 billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. The agency had resumed its 180-day “shot clock” for reviewing the merger on Thursday; that was the third pause in […]

US: DoJ “open” to T-Mobile 5G argument for Sprint merger

US: DoJ “open” to T-Mobile 5G argument for Sprint merger

T-Mobile US’s proposed merger with Sprint may be getting closer to approval from the US Department of Justice (DOJ). According to a report from Fox Business, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Makan Delrahim is “open” to the companies’ argument that the merger would help the US compete in the global race to lead […]

US: Sprint, T-Mobile deal faces third round of congressional hearings

US: Sprint, T-Mobile deal faces third round of congressional hearings

Executives for T-Mobile US and Sprint will confront more questioning from lawmakers over their US$26 billion merger as opponents of the deal continue to urge regulators to block it, reported Bloomberg. T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Marcelo Claure, executive chairman of Sprint, will be the stars among the six witnesses who testify before the House […]

US: FCC halts T-Mobile, Sprint merger review

US: FCC halts T-Mobile, Sprint merger review

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday halted its review of a $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint after the companies submitted new information on their integration plans in March. “When applicants have made substantial new submissions in support of their transactions after their initial applications, the Commission typically has sought additional comment from the […]

US: T-Mobile potentially used Trump Hotel stays to court favor, report says

US: T-Mobile potentially used Trump Hotel stays to court favor, report says

T-Mobile has spent US$195,000 at the Trump International Hotel in Washington since April of 2018, according to a letter the company sent to two Democratic lawmakers, a sharp increase matched by spending at other hotels in the nation’s capital since the telecom giant announced a merger with Sprint requiring Trump administration approval. “These hotel expenses […]

US: T-Mobile, Sprint executives face House panel

US: T-Mobile, Sprint executives face House panel

Executives from T-Mobile and Sprint faced tough questions from lawmakers on Wednesday, February 13, about how the companies’ planned merger would affect prices and jobs, especially in rural America. The deal to combine the No. 3 and No. 4 US wireless carriers, struck in April, was approved by both companies’ shareholders in October and has […]

US: T-Mobile’s CEO heads to Capitol Hill to defend Sprint deal

US: T-Mobile’s CEO heads to Capitol Hill to defend Sprint deal

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere heads to Capitol Hill this week to defend his proposed takeover of Sprint, Bloomberg reported. Legere is set to appear Wednesday, February 13, before a House panel about the US$26.5 billion tie-up, which would unite the No. 3 and 4 US mobile carriers, sparking fears of higher prices as competition […]

US: Democratic senators urge administration to reject Sprint, T-Mobile deal

US: Democratic senators urge administration to reject Sprint, T-Mobile deal

A group of eight Democratic US senators and independent Senator Bernie Sanders urged the Justice Department (DOJ) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday, February 12, to reject a proposed US$26 billion merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The merger is “likely to raise prices for consumers, harm workers, stifle competition, exacerbate the digital divide, and […]

US: T-Mobile promises 3-year price freeze if merger is approved

US: T-Mobile promises 3-year price freeze if merger is approved

T-Mobile has committed to offering the same or better rate plans as those offered as of today’s date for three years following the merger, reported Reuters. If the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approves the telecom company’s US$26 billion merger with competitor Sprint, T-Mobile will put price increases on hold for three years, T-Mobile CEO John Legere […]

US: Ex-FCC commissioner advises T-Mobile

US: Ex-FCC commissioner advises T-Mobile

Former Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is working to help T-Mobile and Sprint get their US$26 billion merger approved by regulators. Clyburn, a Democrat, confirmed she’s working as a paid consultant to the carriers to advise them on their impending merger. The news of her involvement was first reported by Politico on Monday, […]

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