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T-Mobile/Sprint merger set to go ahead following federal court ruling

The proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile USA now looks certain to go ahead, after a federal court ruled in their favor this week. Legal action by a group of 10 US states, citing fears of a decline in competition for consumer services, had put the merger in jeopardy, even though it had been cleared by all the regulatory and governance authorities last year. But now, with the Judge Victor Merrero cautioning the states not to appeal his decision, 2020 should see the USA’s national MNOs reduced temporarily from four to three, before Dish Network achieves broad coverage for its planned 5G network. Divesting customers, including Sprint’s Boost Mobile division, to Dish, along with some spectrum and network assets, was…

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