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Sprint reportedly mulls killing its own T-Mobile merger plan

11
Feb
2014

Sprint’s never-ending attempt to acquire T-Mobile has run into some headwinds lately. Two weeks ago, unnamed sources in the Department of Justice told the Wall Street Journal that having four major national carriers was important for healthy competition, and last week Sprint’s chairman met with the FCC to try to convince it that consolidation will help it compete with Verizon and ATT. However, it looks like the pushback that Sprint is getting from regulators is giving the carrier second thoughts about the wisdom of merging with T-Mobile. According to the Wall Street Journal, Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son and CEO Dan Hesse have been surprised at the level of opposition to a merger that hasn’t even been announced. Sprint may still try

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