Sprint and T-Mobile, have merged to become a behemoth telecom provider, which will be ranked third in the industry A part of the mega-deal Sprint has sold their prepaid wireless business to Dish Network, giving them the tools to become the 4th wireless carrier. The merged entity name will remain T-mobile with offices still based in Bellvue, Washington.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai states:
"In light of the significant commitments made by T-Mobile and Sprint as well as the facts in the record to date, I believe that this transaction is in the public interest and intend to recommend to my colleagues that the FCC approve it," Pai said. "This is a unique opportunity to speed up the deployment of 5G throughout the United States and bring much faster mobile broadband to rural Americans. We should seize this opportunity."
What will this genuinely mean for customers in terms of service quality and prices? We'll keep you posted as the details unfold.