The deal has been revived in light of the ‘lighter-touch’ regulation favored by new FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. Negotiation with Deutsche Telekom will prove difficult, however, as T-Mobile is a key source of profits for the company. A combined company would challenge heavyweights Verizon and AT&T.
May 11, 2017
‘SoftBank Group will propose merging American unit Sprint with rival T-Mobile U.S., a move that would create a third giant U.S. mobile carrier on par with Verizon Communications and AT&T.’