Have T-Mobile's owners and executives accepted SoftBank's acquisition proposal?
Although the deal may have been accepted by the parties involved, it is yet to get approval by the US Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. According to informed individuals, the regulatory organs are not particularly warm to the idea of a Sprint + T-Mobile merger. Last we heard, they are supportive of the current wireless status-quo, and would like to keep the “four major carriers” arrangement. Still, perhaps the regulators could be persuaded that the merger will impact the market in a positive way, resulting in a powerful carrier with a more realistic chance to shake off Verizon and AT&T's infamous duopoly. Sooner than later, we'll learn whether Son's ambitious plans will go through.