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Sprint And T-Mobile Agree To Merge

Sprint And T-Mobile Agree To Merge

"Maintaining competition from and between T-Mobile and Sprint is particularly important for lower-income families and people of color, many of whom rely on mobile as their only home-internet connection".

Even if the Sprint buyout is eventually allowed to proceed, the regulatory approval process will be a long-term distraction to T-Mobile and Sprint. The combined company will be named T-Mobile. However, news of the companies' negotiations was leaked and both their stocks skyrocketed, which added to the valuation of Sprint.

A sign for a T-Mobile store is seen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 30, 2018.

The new organization will have the capacity to enlighten an intense 5G network that will be competent enough to win over both the companies separately. The combined business will have around 127 million subscribers and will be in a better position of competing with the market leaders AT&T and Verizon.

The combined company will have lower costs, greater economies of scale, and the resources to provide US consumers and businesses with lower prices, better quality, unmatched value, and greater competition.

The new company will be headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with a second headquarters in Overland Park, Kan.

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Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery says Verizon and AT&T (T) could also benefit from any court-ordered T-Mobile asset sales that are part of the approval process.

Sprint Corp. is shuffling its top ranks ahead of the proposed $26.5 billion merger with T-Mobile US Inc., with Chief Executive Officer Marcelo Claure becoming executive chairman and Chief Financial Officer Michel Combes taking over as CEO by the end of May.

"This combination will create a fierce competitor with the network scale to deliver more for consumers and businesses in the form of lower prices, more innovation, and a second-to-none network experience - and do it all so much faster than either company could on its own", said John Legere.

"Whoever pursues it, whoever does it, we're very much in support of 5G".

Reducing from four to three the number of major national wireless carriers does not seem to be a formula to benefit consumers.

T-Mobile, majority-owned by Deutsche Telekom, and Sprint, controlled by Japan's SoftBank Group, said the combined company would invest $40 billion over the next three years to upgrade networks to accommodate 5G. This is because if the two companies merge, then two separate networks would not be necessary.


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