Marcelo Claure

Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Dies as Bolivian Marcelo Claure Named New CEO

Sprint has a new champion leading its Kansas-based wireless service, and he is 6-foot-6 from south of the border. The No. 3 wireless carrier in the United States not only dropped its bid for T-Mobile earlier this week, it replaced its CEO with a Bolivian billionaire.
Masayoshi Son

FCC Condemns Sprint and T-Mobile Spectrum Coalition

Sprint and T-Mobile received another blow late last week as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made it clear that it would not be supportive of joint bids during next year's spectrum auction.
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Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Not Until September, Thanks to Regulatory Hurdles

As merger talks heat up the telecomm industry, one in particular has faced more regulatory scrutiny than others: Sprint acquiring T-Mobile. In hopes of putting together a foolproof argument before officially coming before lawmakers, the companies involved will not be making their pitches before September, according to new reports.
Masayoshi Son

Sprint and T-Mobile Merger: SoftBank Reaches Skeletal Agreement

A merger between wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile seems to be picking up steam, as Sprint parent company SoftBank Corp. has reportedly reached a skeletal agreement with T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom AG for the acquisition.
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Sprint and T-Mobile Merger: $40 Billion Deal Gets Financing for August

According to a new Reuters report, eight banks, including international banks JPMorgan Chase & Co, Goldman Sachs Group, Deutsche Bank AG, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup Inc, have agreed to help finance the acquisition of T-Mobile. All in all we're looking at a $40 billion deal, $8 billion more than previously thought.

Sprint and T-Mobile Merger: Costs $1B Just to 'Ask' T-Mobile

Deutsche Telekom AG, the parent company of T-Mobile, is demanding a $1 billion breakup fee if Sprint parent company SoftBank isn't able to convince U.S. regulators that Sprint should be allowed to buy out T-Mobile.
Masayoshi Son

Sprint and T-Mobile Merger: Are Spectrum Assets Actually Convincing?

SoftBank Corp. chief executive and Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son has been on the offensive recently, having taken his case for a merger with T-Mobile directly to the Chamber of Commerce earlier this week. One of his arguments, that Sprint's spectrum assets lend itself to a merger, however, may not be so convincing.
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Sprint Shakeup: Executives Leave as Son Cries for More Progress

Sprint confirmed the departures of two high-ranking executives this week, highlighting the carrier's growing woes and need for a new strategy.
Timotheus Hoettges

Sprint and T-Mobile Merger: Deutsche Telekom Planning to Stand on its Own

Sprint's support for acquiring fellow wireless service provider T-Mobile may be dwindling faster than it had hoped. Arguments that the two carriers can better compete with juggernauts Verizon and AT&T may lose steam as Deutsche Telekom AG, the owner of T-Mobile, is confident that T-Mobile can stand on its own.
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