Sprint and Dish have more at risk than T-Mobile if deal is blocked

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Ok, both the FCC and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have agreed to allow T-Mobile and Sprint to sign off on their $26.5 billion merger. And Dish Network is being groomed to replace Sprint as the “fourth nationwide facilities-based network competitor,” shaking hands on a deal to buy Sprint’s pre-paid businesses (Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Sprint’s branded service) and some of the carrier’s 800MHz spectrum. But this one nagging hurdle remains; a lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of several states and Washington D.C. seeks to block the deal. Unless a settlement can be reached, the …

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