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Bloomberg: Dish is close to a $6 billion deal with Sprint and T-Mobile

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve heard that getting DoJ approval for T-Mobile’s proposed $26 billion purchase of Sprint will require making moves to create a new national wireless carrier as a competitor. That could be achieved by selling off Boost Mobile and enough spectrum to make a service viable, …

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NYT: Sprint, T-Mobile merger could get federal approval next week

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Just days after AGs representing ten states filed suit to stop the combining of Sprint and T-Mobile, the New York Times reports the Justice Department is “moving closer” to approval. Doing so apparently hinges on an arrangement, previously reported, that would have the two sell off assets to create a new …

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Ajit Pai oks T-Mobile/Sprint merger, “requires” 5G rollout that’ll happen anyway

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with his oversized coffee mug in November 2017. Getty Images | Bloomberg T-Mobile and Sprint are one big step closer to getting the US government’s approval to merge, as Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced his support for the deal combining two of the four largest US …

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T-Mobile and Sprint push merger deadline to July 29th

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS T-Mobile and Sprint have pushed back the deadline to complete their $26 billion merger, reports Reuters. The companies will now have until July 29th to earn the approval of the US Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission. The delay reportedly comes after the US Justice Department’s Antitrust Division chief said …

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T-Mobile/Sprint merger is in danger of being rejected by DOJ

Enlarge / T-Mobile CEO John Legere (left) and then-Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 30, 2018. Getty Images | Bloomberg T-Mobile US and Sprint are facing potential rejection of their proposed merger at the US Department of Justice. DOJ staffers “have told T-Mobile …

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Security flaws in 4G and 5G allow snooping on phone users

Angel Garcia/Bloomberg via Getty Images Security researchers are already poking holes in 5G mere months into its existence. They’ve discovered three flaws in 4G and 5G that could be used to intercept phone calls and track someone’s location. The first and most important, Torpedo, relies on a flaw in the paging protocol that notifies phones …

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AT&T sued by Sprint, must defend decision to tell users that 4G is “5G E”

Enlarge / Screenshot from an AT&T commercial. AT&T Sprint is suing AT&T, alleging that AT&T’s misleading “5G E” advertising campaign violates laws prohibiting false advertising and deceptive acts and practices. AT&T renamed a large portion of its 4G network, calling it “5G E,” for “5G Evolution.” But as we’ve written, what AT&T calls 5G E …

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