Sprint and T-Mobile Try Again, but Antitrust Hurdles Remain the Same [telecom]

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The two wireless carriers argue that a merger would benefit customers, but
analysts, and our columnist, are skeptical about the deal's chances

by Andrew Ross Sorkin

Several years ago, Sprint's largest shareholder, SoftBank, quietly
approached two of the nation's top regulators with a question: If
Sprint were to merge with T-Mobile, would the government approve it?

The answer was an emphatic "no".


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