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Smaller carriers test data hub to battle AT&T, Verizon

Some carriers just don’t have great coverage. A group of carriers that aren’t Verizon or AT&T have teamed up to form the Competitive Carrier Association, which is aimed at providing service to one another in an attempt to give customers a reason to use their services. The new Data Access Hub is one such endeavor, providing free data and voice roaming on networks outside a users’ home base.

AT&T exec doesn’t think Sprint/T-Mobile merger is possible

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger has a lot of interesting nuance. A merger between major US carriers has been attempted before to no success, but the two carriers in question now are less “major”. The FCC is notoriously resistant to having three carriers, but is keeping an “open mind” this time. As for AT&T, they don’t think a Sprint merger with T-Mobile is even possible.

Softbank CEO promises “massive pricing war” with T-Mobile merger

While a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile is pending, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son went public about the matter for the first time. On PBS’s Charlie Rose, Son claimed the only way to competitively move forward was with a merger, promising a “massive price war” if he gets his way. Further commentary also suggest Son has the patience and tenacity to see his vision through.

T-Mobile CFO hints that a merger with Sprint is likely

If you are rooting against the proposed Sprint and T-Mobile merger, it could be time to give up the good fight. Though many (the FCC included) would prefer the two stay separate, recent comments made by a T-Mobile executive hint that their joining forces is inevitable. The comments not only attempt to soften opinion on the merger, but suggest it’s going to happen.

Sprint reportedly unsure about a T-Mobile buyout after FCC meeting

It seems Sprint and T-Mobile’s proposed merger might be on hold, if not dead in the water. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sprint has cooled their heels on an aggressive buyout of T-Mobile, but it has little to do with the asking price. It has everything to do with regulatory bodies, though.
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