Sunday, 11 December 2016

FCC opposes Sprint/T-Mobile teaming up for spectrum auctions

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Monday 04 August 14

Regulator aims to broaden participation of smaller businesses in the U.S. mobile market.

Sprint and T-Mobile US could be blocked from jointly bidding for frequencies as part of a broader effort by the Federal Communications Commission to encourage smaller companies to enter the U.S. mobile market. A Wall Street Journal report in July claimed that the operators were in talks to form a $10 billion joint venture for the purposes of participating in next year's TV spectrum auction in the event their anticipated merger is not completed in time…

Sprint and T-Mobile US could be blocked from jointly bidding for frequencies as part of a broader effort by the Federal Communications Commission to encourage smaller companies to enter the U.S. mobile market. A Wall Street Journal report in July claimed that the operators were in talks to form a $10 billion joint venture for the purposes of participating in next year's TV spectrum auction in the event their anticipated merger is not completed in time…

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