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DT secures lower price for Sprint, freeing up Dish to pursue its 5G plans

As a final, eleventh-hour barrier to the merger of T-Mobile USA and Sprint was removed, with an improved deal for TMO’s parent Deutsche Telekom, Dish Network should be free to start deploying its 5G network. The company, whose roll-out depends on assets which will be divested as a condition of the Sprint/TMO deal, was standing by its ambitious low-capex, rapid deployment targets. The amended deal was struck following demands for renegotiation from DT, based on the falling market value of Sprint since the original merger was agreed. Last week, it seemed that the fate of the deal once again hung in the balance even after seeing off a legal challenge from a group of US states. But an amended agreement…

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