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T-Mobile Reaches Divestiture Deal With Dish in Hopes of Gaining Approval for Sprint Merger

Tuesday July 2, 2019 10:08 am PDT by
T-Mobile has reached a divestiture deal with Dish Network that perhaps brings it one step closer to earning government approval for its planned merger with Sprint, reports CNBC. Dish Network and T-Mobile had been discussing a deal for Sprint's Boost Mobile brand and some wireless spectrum to ease antitrust concerns over the merger. Though the two companies have much of the divestiture...
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AT&T Named 2019's Fastest U.S. Mobile Network in Annual PCMag Carrier Showdown

Thursday June 20, 2019 2:05 pm PDT by
AT&T is the fastest mobile network in the United States according to PCMag's latest annual mobile network comparison, which was released this morning. For the test, PCMag employees drove through 30 cities and 25 states across the U.S. and ran more than 60,000 mobile speed tests to determine the speediest mobile network. The tests were conducted using Samsung Galaxy S10 devices on networks from ...
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Dish Network Nearing Deal for Boost Mobile as T-Mobile and Sprint Unload Assets for Merger Approval

Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:52 pm PDT by
Dish Network is close to securing a deal to pay $6 billion for Sprint's Boost Mobile brand and wireless spectrum, reports Bloomberg. Sprint is selling Boost Mobile in an effort to unload assets to gain regulatory approval for its upcoming merger with T-Mobile. The two companies have been aiming to sell Boost Mobile to appease U.S. regulators who believe the merger raises antitrust concerns. ...
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Sprint Launches Mobile 5G Network in Four U.S. Cities

Thursday May 30, 2019 9:36 am PDT by
Sprint today announced the initial launch of its mobile 5G network, bringing 5G connectivity to Sprint customers in areas of Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Kansas City. Over the course of the next few weeks, Sprint expects to expand 5G availability to areas of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington D.C. At the foundation of Sprint 5G is Massive MIMO, a...
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U.S. Justice Department 'Leaning Against' Approving T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Monday May 20, 2019 12:38 pm PDT by
The United States Justice Department is "leaning against" approving the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, reports Bloomberg. The merger might not be approved because the two companies "don't go far enough" to resolve antitrust concerns raised by the U.S. government. Bloomberg's report comes shortly after United States Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai said that he would recommend ...
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Proposed T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Gains Support From FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Monday May 20, 2019 6:59 am PDT by
United States Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said this week that he would recommend approval of the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint (via Bloomberg). The news comes after T-Mobile and Sprint announced changes to their $26.5 billion merger agreement, including the sale of the prepaid brand Boost Mobile, a three-year buildout of their 5G network, and a pledge not to raise...
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FCC Questions U.S. Carriers on Phone Location Data Sales Practices

Wednesday May 1, 2019 2:34 pm PDT by
The United States Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday sent out letters to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint questioning the carriers about their data selling practices, reports Motherboard. The carriers have been found selling real-time location information from customer devices to data aggregators, leading the location data to end up in the hands of private investigators, bounty...
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Sprint and T-Mobile Extend Merger Deadline to July 29

Tuesday April 30, 2019 2:23 am PDT by
Sprint and T-Mobile have announced an agreement to extend the deadline for their proposed $26 billion merger deal to July 29 (via Reuters). The extension was revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and means that the two carriers now have more time to get the proposed merger approved by both the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. ...
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AT&T and Sprint Settle Lawsuit Over Misleading '5GE' Label for AT&T's 4G Network

Monday April 22, 2019 4:10 pm PDT by
AT&T and Sprint have settled a lawsuit that Sprint levied against AT&T for its misleading "5G Evolution" or "5GE" branding that AT&T uses for its upgraded 4G LTE network. A spokesperson for AT&T today told Law360 that the matter has been "amicably settled." Details on the terms of the settlement have not been shared, but AT&T is planning to continue to use its ‌5GE‌ branding. AT&T earlier ...
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T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Unlikely to Be Approved as Currently Structured [Updated]

Tuesday April 16, 2019 2:08 pm PDT by
United States Justice Department staff members told Sprint and T-Mobile that their planned merger is unlikely to be approved as it is currently structured, reports The Wall Street Journal. The merger agreement between the two companies hinges on approval from the Justice Department's antitrust division, which has been exploring whether the deal would result in a major threat to competition. ...
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Sprint Takes Out Full Page NYT Ad Calling Out AT&T for Misleading 5GE Branding

Monday March 11, 2019 3:25 pm PDT by
Sprint on Sunday took out a full-page ad in The New York Times to call out AT&T for its "5GE" network labeling, which actually offers 4G speeds rather than 5G speeds. In the letter [PDF], Sprint calls AT&T's 5G Evolution "fake 5G" and clarifies that AT&T is not, in fact, offering faster speeds than other carriers who deliver the same 4G LTE advancements that AT&T has enabled such as three-way...
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Sprint Launching 5G Network in May Starting in Four Cities

Monday February 25, 2019 6:19 am PST by
Sprint today at Mobile World Congress announced that its commercial 5G network will launch in May, starting in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Kansas City. The carrier plans to expand service to Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington D.C. in the first half of 2019. 5G coverage will initially be limited to select areas of each city:At launch, Sprint's highly mobile,...
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AT&T Sued by Sprint for Misleading '5GE' Branding [Updated With AT&T Statement]

Friday February 8, 2019 4:01 am PST by
Sprint has filed a lawsuit in federal court against AT&T for its false "5G Evolution" claims that appeared on some iPhones in iOS 12.2 beta 2 earlier this week, and on Android phones in January (via Engadget). AT&T says that this "5GE" label indicates to customers when they are in an area where 5G Evolution "may be available," but it's really just an upgraded version of 4G LTE, because any form...
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FCC to Take More Time to Review Merger Between Sprint and T-Mobile

Tuesday September 11, 2018 1:32 pm PDT by
The United States Federal Communications Commission today informed T-Mobile and Sprint [PDF] that it needs more time to review the proposed merger between the two companies before making a final decision on approval. According to the FCC, it is pausing the informal 180-day transaction clock to allow for "thorough staff and third-party review" of newly submitted and anticipated business...
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Sprint Launches New 'Unlimited Plus' and 'Unlimited Basic' Phone Plans

Thursday July 12, 2018 8:03 am PDT by
Sprint today announced an update to its lineup of unlimited cellular plans, with four tiers that offer unlimited data, talk, and text, HD streaming, global roaming, and more. At the top, Unlimited Plus offers unlimited data, talk, and text nationwide with a 15GB LTE mobile hotspot, Hulu (Limited Commercials) and Tidal Premium (not HiFi) subscriptions, 1080p video streaming, and text and data...
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Verizon Named 2018's Fastest Mobile Network in PCMag's Annual Carrier Showdown

Tuesday June 12, 2018 6:00 am PDT by
Verizon Wireless was awarded the title of the fastest nationwide mobile network in PCMag's annual mobile network comparison, the results of which were released this morning. For its test, PCMag analysts drove within and between 30 cities in the United States to test mobile network speeds using four Samsung Galaxy S9 phones. More than a dozen locations in each city were tested, with the site...
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US DOJ to Consult With MVNOs on T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Thursday June 7, 2018 10:13 am PDT by
As part of its antitrust examination into the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, the US Department of Justice is looking at how the two firms combining would affect smaller wireless carriers that frequently buy network access on larger networks to resell to "pre-paid or price-conscious consumers" according to a report from Reuters. There are concerns, the report claims, that because Sprint and T-Mobile ...
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Sprint and T-Mobile Reach Merger Agreement, Plan for 'World's Best' 5G Network

Sunday April 29, 2018 11:03 am PDT by
Sprint and T-Mobile have finally reached a merger agreement, which means if approved by regulators, two of the four major carriers in the United States will combine into one entity in an all-stock deal worth billions. The new combined company will be named T-Mobile and current T-Mobile CEO John Legere will serve as the Chief Executive Officer. Sprint and T-Mobile say the company will be a...
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Sprint and T-Mobile Aiming to Reach Merger Deal Next Week

Thursday April 26, 2018 3:01 pm PDT by
Earlier this month, reports suggested Sprint and T-Mobile had once again resumed merger talks, and now it appears the two U.S. carriers may be close to inking a deal. According to Reuters, Sprint and T-Mobile have "made progress" negotiating merger terms and are aiming to complete deal talks as soon as next week. T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom and Sprint parent company SoftBank...
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Sprint and T-Mobile Revisit Merger Talks

Tuesday April 10, 2018 11:53 am PDT by
Sprint and T-Mobile have once again entered into talks over a potential merger, reports The Wall Street Journal. The revitalization of the discussion comes just five months after the two companies officially called off plans for a merger following an inability to reach "mutually agreeable terms." At the time, Sprint parent company SoftBank was not satisfied with the deal because of...