FCC will take extra time to review T-Mobile, Sprint merger

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TechSpot—Following years of on-and-off talks between the two wireless carriers, the pair announced an all-stock $26 billion merger back in April. The companies had tried to merge twice in the past, but regulators and internal disagreements prevented it from happening.

FCC to Take More Time to Review Merger Between Sprint and T-Mobile. The United States Federal Communications Commission today informed T-Mobile and Sprint [PDF] that it needs more time to review the proposed merger between the two companies before making a final decision on approval. According to the FCC, it is pausing the informal 180-day transaction clock to allow for "thorough staff and third-party review" of newly submitted and anticipated business documents. Sprint and T-Mobile on September 5 submitted a revised network engineering model that's...