T-Mobile ‘misled’ regulators over Sprint merger, ruling finds

Regulators in the US state of California have ruled that Deutsche Telekom-owned mobile operator T-Mobile made ‘false and misleading statements’ to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in order to get its merger with Sprint approved. In particular, the ruling stated that misled the CPUC over the company’s plans for Sprint’s legacy CDMA network. The […]

Deutsche Telekom will regain majority of T-Mobile, CEO promises

German telco Deutsche Telekom is confident that it will secure majority ownership of its US business T-Mobile. The US telco merged with smaller operator Sprint in Spring 2020, but the deal saw Deutsche Telekom’s stake in T-Mobile diluted to 43%. It currently has a shareholder agreement to vote former Sprint owner Softbank Group’s remaining 9% […]

T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint completed

The mega-merger between US telco giants T-Mobile and Sprint has been completed to create the ‘new’ T-Mobile. Having overcome the multiple legal hurdles such as lawsuits from states and a review from the Department of Justice, the US’s third- and fourth-largest mobile operators have combined with the promise of delivering 5G to 99% of Americans. […]

Federal judge bats away T-Mobile/Sprint antitrust concerns

The controversial merger between US telcos T- Mobile and Sprint has won approval from a federal judge, clearing a path for the deal to close. A group of states, led by New York and California, had opposed the deal, arguing that the deal would be in violation of antitrust laws and result in price rises. […]

Deutsche Telekom sees modest growth in pay TV while fibre proves a hit

Deutsche Telekom has reported an increase of 67,000 Magenta TV customers to tip it over 3.5 million pay TV subscribers in Germany. Elsewhere in Europe, TV subscriber numbers increased by 9,000 net adds. This is a far smaller growth than the 35,000 TV net adds for Q3 2018, though it does take into account the […]

Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile to merge with Sprint

Deutsche Telekom’s US subsidiary T-Mobile US is to merge with rival Sprint to create a mobile telco with a combined value of US$150 billion in an all-shares deal. The combination will take the form of a takeover by T-Mobile US of Sprint in a stock swap that will see Deutsche Telekom hold about 42% of […]

Sprint hires ex-Altice chief Combes as president and CFO

US mobile telecom operator Sprint has hired former Altice chairman and CEO Michel Combes as president and chief financial officer. Combes will take up his post from tomorrow and will report to CEO Marcelo Claure. He will be appointed to Sprint’s board at a later date. According to Sprint, Combes will be responsible for leading […]

Ericsson and Sprint demo Ultra HD video over 5G

Ericsson and US mobile operator Sprint are partnering to trial streaming ultra-high definition video over a live 5G wireless signal using 400 MHz of spectrum. The demo is open for public participation at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field football stadium and will include a live 4K Ultra HD camera stream from the Sprint Fan Zone. Ericsson […]

Sprint to trial 4K over 5G at Copa America

US mobile operator Sprint will trial 4K streamed coverage of the Copa America football tournament this summer using 5G technology. On the company’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings call yesterday, president and CEO Marcelo Claure said that Sprint would deliver 4K soccer coverage at two Copa America stadiums in June, in partnership with Nokia and Ericsson. […]

Bulgaria’s Sprint adds four FilmBox channels

Bulgarian telco Sprint is set to add four FilmBox-branded channels to its programming line-up. The four networks, which are operated by content distributer SPI International, include movie channels FilmBox HD and FilmBox Plus HD. The other two are documentary channel DocuBox HD and sports channel FightBox HD. All four will be available on the Sprint […]