EU: Commission clears T-Mobile NL’s acquisition of Tele2 NL

EU: Commission clears T-Mobile NL’s acquisition of Tele2 NL

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Tele2 NL by T-Mobile NL. The Commission concluded that the merger would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area or any substantial part of it. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Access to affordable and good […]

US: T-Mobile hires firm to lobby New York

US: T-Mobile hires firm to lobby New York

T-Mobile’s newest lobbying firm will set its focus on New York’s congressional delegation when advocating for the company’s telecoms interests, a new filing shows, Politico’s Steven Overly reported. The exact issues Davidoff Hutcher & Citron will lobby on were not disclosed in the filing. Representatives from T-Mobile and Davidoff Hutcher & Citron did not immediately […]

US: T-Mobile hires executive to help with Sprint merger

US: T-Mobile hires executive to help with Sprint merger

Sunit Patel is leaving his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial  Officer at CenturyLink to become the new Executive Vice President, Merger and Integration Lead at T-Mobile. In his new role at T-Mobile, Patel will lead T-Mobile’s strategic planning efforts to integrate its business with Sprint as the two companies work through the […]

EU: EC has issues with T-Mobile, Tele2 merger

EU: EC has issues with T-Mobile, Tele2 merger

Deutsche Telekom’s efforts to merge its Dutch business with local mobile rival Tele2 ran into problems Thursday, September 13, after the European Commission (EC) complained that a tie-up would lead to a reduction in competition and potentially mean higher prices for Dutch consumers, reported Telecom Paper. The Commission’s preliminary investigation, already extended in June, found […]

US: Union comes our against Sprint/T-Mobile merger

US: Union comes our against Sprint/T-Mobile merger

The Communications Workers of America (CWA), a union that represents 700,000 workers, is the latest group to disparage the potential telecoms merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, argued in a letter that over 28,000 jobs would be lost should the deal go through as it stands. The group came to that figure by performing analyses based […]

US: T-Mobile pushing smaller carriers to support Sprint merger

US: T-Mobile pushing smaller carriers to support Sprint merger

T-Mobile is discreetly pushing smaller wireless carriers in the United States to support its proposed merger with Sprint, Reuters reports, citing industry insiders. The Bellevue, Washington-based telecoms giant has been sending emails with suggestions of how its virtual network partners could voice their public support for the deal, including regulatory filings and op-eds. Not all […]

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 […]