A small but significant condition of the Justice Department approving Sprint and T-Mobile's merger is that the combined entity — and Dish, which is being turned into a fourth national carrier — must support eSIM technology.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Friday that it has approved a proposed $26 billion-plus merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, though with major concessions, and a lawsuit from 13 state attorneys general still pending. [Updated with Dish's multi-billion payouts]
Dish, T-Mobile, and the U.S. Department of Justice are reportedly near a compromise deal for T-Mobile's proposed merger with Sprint, which if completed, would see Dish become a national wireless carrier.
Dish Network is reportedly in talks to pay $6 billion or more to snap up assets from Sprint and T-Mobile as the two carriers try to win regulatory approval for a $26.5 billion merger, which itself faces tough opposition over competition concerns.
A report on Thursday claims Amazon is interested in buying Boost mobile from T-Mobile and Sprint as America's third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers work to appease regulators in a proposed merger.
A recent meeting between U.S. Federal Communication Commission chairman Ajit Pai and the head of the Justice Department's antitrust division could presage unification over a planned T-Mobile-Sprint merger, a deal that DOJ staff recommended against.
U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said he'll recommend approving a proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, following a series of promises the carriers made for their $26.5 billion deal.
Major U.S. cellular carriers recently confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission that they have, for the most part, stopped selling customer geolocation data to third-party aggregators, a questionable practice first discovered a year ago.
T-Mobile and Sprint on Monday extended the deadline to complete a proposed $26 billion deal that would merge the two wireless market competitors into a single entity, allowing the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission more time to approve the agreement.
Verizon on Thursday announced 20 further U.S. cities set to get 5G, including the fastest version of the standard, millimeter wave (mmWave) — a technology T-Mobile's CTO says won't make it beyond urban borders.
A report on Tuesday claims the U.S. Department of Justice in April told T-Mobile and Sprint that a planned merger will not pass muster as currently structured, putting the massive $26 billion deal in jeopardy.
All four of the major carriers in the United States offer competitive "Unlimited" plans, but they all vary in terms of what they actually offer to customers. AppleInsider compares the plans to try and work out what actually provides the better deal for iPhone users.