Bloomberg Politics – Sprint’s Pursuit of T-Mobile Gets New Hope in Trump’s Washington

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai told AEI earlier this month that he didn’t “claim to know in a vacuum what the optimal market structure of any particular marketplace is — what the right number of competitors should be.” This is a marked contrast from the approach of his predecessor, Tom Wheeler, who felt strongly about the need for 4 major players in the wireless market.

May 17, 2017

‘SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman Masayoshi Son’s dream of uniting his Sprint Corp. with T-Mobile US Inc. almost died in Obama’s Washington. Now Trump officials are giving it new life.

The Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department’s antitrust division, which united in batting down a proposed Sprint-T-Mobile merger three years ago, may view the tie-up differently under new leaders chosen by Trump. One has already signaled an openness to such a deal.’

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