One more hurdle has been leapt, and the Softbank-Sprint merger is almost official. Despite the recent news that Softbank has been in talks with Deutsche Telekom to set up a backup plan to purchase T-Mobile
US if the deal with Sprint went south, it looks like this deal is going to go through. The Department of Justice has cleared the Softbank-Sprint merger to continue.
The DoJ had asked the FCC to hold off
on making a decision, so the deal could be investigated, but everything is looking good. So, that means the only thing left is for the FCC to approve the merger. Of course, the competing bid from Dish
could still cause problems with the deal.