The FCC has approved of the T-Mobile, Metro PCS merger. The new operator will assume T-Mobile US branding. Are you excited?
Sprint responds to US Justice Department’s request to FCC to temporarily halt Sprint merger with Softbank.
After a failed merger attempt with T-mobile last year, AT&T have announced that they are planning to purchase rural network provider Alltel for $780 million.
Terms like 4G and LTE have been tossed around with abandon the past year or so. Every carrier is either touting their LTE network, or promising you’ll have it soon. LTE is definitely our future, but it’s not our present. We are on the brink of some really fast data transmission speeds, so let’s get to know our new friend LTE. Is it really the new Standard? More importantly, when will you get it?
We are in the golden era of mobile technology, and the industry isn’t resting on its laurels. While Apple may have started this industry on a new path, its reign at the top may soon be over.
As we inch toward a true global conscience, we are increasingly dependent on being connected. Being connected is what defines us, with things like social media, blogs, and news sites. Here in the USA, we are fortunate to have a huge network of connectivity, but are we doing the right things with our network?
It has been revealed that Sprint has made a $2.1 billion offer to buy out Clearwire. Sprint already owns 50.4 percent of the company but wants to buy all of its share to control its spectrum.
No one seemed to stand in Verizon and AT&T’s way in the States, until recently, when two major deals were announced. T-Mobile and MetroPCS are to be united and share an over 40 million customer portfolio, while Japanese-based Softbank is extending a hand to falling Sprint, offering much needed financial support.
Last year Deutsche Telecom attempted to unload T-Mobile in a merger with AT&T, only to see that fall through. Now it seems that the T-Mobile and MetroPCS reverse merger might be in danger as well. A new lawsuit has been filed against MetroPCS, T-Mobile, the MetroPCS board, and Deutsche Telekom. Who is behind the lawsuit? Apparently MetroPCS shareholders that feel the deal isn’t in their best interest.
With Softbank having confirmed the $20.1 billion Sprint acquisition earlier today, there doesn’t seem to be anything standing in the way of the T-Mobile/MetroPCS love affair.