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Sprint might merge with Comcast or T-Mobile

Sprint corporate logo, Sprint might merge with Comcast or T-Mobile
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Thanks to the push for lower taxes and improved regulations of the Trump administration, the CEO of Sprint's owner SoftBank is apparently planning a merger with T-Mobile or Comcast.
Codrut Nistor,

Back in the days of the Obama administration, potential mergers of the large carriers were not allowed to go through. Since US regulators previously prevented AT&T from joining forces with T-Mobile, also doing the same with the Sprint and T-Mobile duo, we now get to see that Trump's administration makes the whole process much easier.

According to The New York Times, SoftBank's CEO and founder Masayoshi Son "promised President Trump late last year that he would create 50,000 new jobs in the United States through a $100 billion technology fund." Now, it looks like he and his advisers "are weighing several major possible deals for Sprint." The first such possible deal would be to join forces with T-Mobile, while doing so with Comcast would allow the Chinese company to invest directly in US-based wireless networks, also enabling them to use next-gen mobile technology.

For now, SoftBank declines to comment more on its plans for Sprint. Earlier this week, OneWeb (another SoftBank-controlled company) merged with Intelsat, so Sprint might follow its fate. We will get back to this story as soon as we hear more about it, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5565 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03- 8 (Update: 2017-03-10)