Even though Sprint and T-Mobile were officially discouraged to merge into one unified entity, the #3 and #4 (which is which is hard to say) telecoms are not adverse to partnering.  Both companies are in negotiations with Google to lease their network airwaves for Google’s Project Nova.  And Sprint and T-Mobile are pushing the FCC to allow them to bid together in the 600 MHz incentive auction next year.  They argue that if they aren’t allowed to bid together, Verizon and AT&T will eat up all the spectrum, since their resources (money bag) is much heftier.  Should Sprint and T-Mobile be allowed to team up – even though they are classified as “Tier 1 Carriers”? Read More

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