Sprint and T-Mobile announce deal to merge — the carrier competition will be lit if deal is approved
Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile and Sprint announced early Sunday morning that they will be merging.
The deal is worth $26,000,000,000.00. John Legere and Marcelo Claure both said that their companies will have no choice but to deploy 5G together. They even said that neither Verizon nor AT&T can deploy 5G by themselves without kicking all of their customers off LTE temporarily since LTE is long term evolution, and that means 4G and later will always utilize LTE.
The deal must be approved by the FCC and the DOJ. It is likely that the deal will be approved, but not before next spring.
If the merger is approved, the competition will be lit on the carrier side of things for sure since the deadweight will be gone.