Looking forward to the approval and consummation of the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger
The FCC is expected to complete its examination of the T-Mobile/Sprint deal in early April
of next year, and T-Mobile hopes to close the transaction promptly in the second quarter of
2019, Braxton Carter, chief financial officer and EVP of T-Mobile told the Morgan Stanley
Tech, Media & Telecom 2016 conference in Barcelona last week.
In its quest to receive regulatory approval of the Sprint acquisition, T-Mobile has provided
millions of pages of documents to the Department of Justice, plus a 600-page public interest
statement that it filed with the FCC. T-Mobile has met with the Committee on Foreign Investment
in the United States, the state public utility councils, and numerous Senators and congressional
representatives, among others, in its campaign for approval. The carrier has now begun depositions
with the DOJ, which are expected to conclude by the end of the year.
See this AGL report by J. Sharpe Smith