The T-Mobile/Sprint merger is in hot water, as more companies come out against
by Daniel Petrov / Aug 29, 2018, 8:36 AM
Dish's argument is that T-Mobile and Sprint are overselling the benefits for America's 5G network rollout if they merge. In addition, the two smaller US carriers are yet to file convincing explanations how the merger risks for the public good will be negated by its advantages. "Sprint and T-Mobile have not yet met this burden, and much work needs to be done for them to carry it," says Dish, the satellite TV provider.
In a separate filing, another TV provider, Altice, argues that its virtual carrier business may suffer as a result of Sprint and T-Mobile tying the knot. "T-Mobile and the New T-Mobile have made no tangible commitments regarding meaningful support for current MVNO partners," according to Alice and there is no guarantee for the "same collaborative partnership" as the provider now has with Sprint.
A third filing, this time from C Spire, rubs extra salt in the wound by claiming that rural areas will suffer if Sprint's CDMA network is disbanded. These opposition filings are only bound to increase while we are entering the final phase of regulatory scrutiny over the merger, and will hopefully lead to a well-planned and executed merger that takes them into account.
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posted on Aug 29, 2018, 9:02 AM 1
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Can one even argue about CDMA coverage seeing how it will soon be non-existent either way? Verizon already plans on shutting down their CDMA network at the end of 2019... then again Sprint probably doesn't plant that far ahead
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 9:06 AM 2
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Why...sprint sucks....at least in my market....they need to merge with a good, ever advancing company like t-mo. T-mobile is the only cell service that works perfect in NWI
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 9:10 AM 3
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Wassamatter DishNET and Dish Networks? Afraid the new T-Mobile will be swallowing your userbase up when they expand further into the 'rural' markets with their own streaming-media offerings?Awwww....
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 9:55 AM 2
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Sprint and T-Mobile need to merge together it will be good for the US market. Dish can create their own cellular network and the same for Comcast and Charter. If they are worried about their not being enough competition then the three companies I just metioned can step up to the plate and create new competition.
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 11:29 AM 2
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Altice really shouldn't have an issue with T-Mobile in regards to MVNO service because T-Mobile has plenty of MVNOs on their network. Dish on the other hand should honestly mind their own business because they have spectrum that they've been sitting on and they haven't bothered to deploy it, if anything it should be taken away from them and given to carriers that are willing to utilize it. As for C Spire they need to get with the times and realize that whether they like it or not, CDMA is going extinct within the next few years, and figure out how to expand their network instead of relying on Sprint's.
posted on Aug 29, 2018, 5:52 PM 1
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