The Future of the U.S. Wireless Industry is at Stake as the T-Mobile and Sprint Begin the Battle to Win Merge Approval

The Future of the U.S. Wireless Industry is at Stake as the T-Mobile and Sprint Begin the Battle to Win Merge Approval
The Future of the U.S. Wireless Industry is at Stake as the T-Mobile and Sprint Begin the Battle to Win Merge Approval

The U.S. wireless industry future is at the stake as Sprint and t-mobile ready to argue why $ 26.5 billion to merge should be approved over the arguments of state attorneys general. In Manhattan, the federal trial begins on Monday. Victor Marrero- U.S. Judge, will decide if T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger violates anti-competitive law as a group of states, including New York and California, argue the deal will limit competition and ultimately lead to a higher process for consumers. The states decided to argue the wireless industry is already too consolidated to further squeeze 4 major competitors such as T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T, down to 3. Whereas the ‘Department of Justice’ and the ‘federal Communication Commission’ both have already allowed sprint and T-Mobile to merge, the states will argue those regulatory erred in their decision to OK the deal. They both, the DOJ and FCC, approved the No. 3 and no. 4 U.S. carriers to come together only when reached a side deal with Dish Network, the satellite TV provider that wants to develop its own new national wireless platform. Dish is ready to buy Sprint’s Boost prepaid business, cell towers and billions of dollars of wireless spectrum to jumpstart a nationwide network of 5G that must reach almost 70% of the U.S. public by 2023. 

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