Oct 12, 2017

A deal between T-Mobile and Sprint could face DoJ staff opposition



A potential deal between Sprint and T-Mobile may face opposition from the career staff of the Department of Justice, Reuters has reported. The key question, though, is whether the agency's leadership, appointed by President Trump, would seek to squelch a deal.

Why it matters: Opposition from regulators under Obama squashed an earlier effort to merge the country's No. 3 and No. 4 wireless carriers. A new deal is expected to be announced as early as this month, Reuters said.

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