U.S. FCC pauses review of T-Mobile, Sprint merger

The Federal Communications Commission paused the clock on its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger to give it more time to examine the transaction

The third- and fourth-largest wireless USA service providers submitted their Public Interest Statement to the FCC in June, but the commission has now said it is pausing the informal 180-day "transaction shot clock", which is currently at day 56, following recent submissions related to a revised network engineering model.

The Federal Communications Commission says it needs more time to review network engineering and financial models submitted by the companies.

The FCC sets a goal of completing merger reviews in 180 days, and can pause the countdown clock enumerating those days as it seeks clarifications or more information.

The third- and fourth-largest mobile carriers in the U.S agreed in April to merge in a$26 billion deal and were given a 180-day period by the FCC for the merger to be reviewed.

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Each of three separate developments require more time. Accordingly, the Commission and third parties will require additional time to review it.

The two companies have complementary spectrum holdings that would help it rollout a robust 5G network, which would spur increased investment and deployment by its larger competitors, T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint executive chairman Marcelo Claure told senators in June. Moreover, the Applicants asserted that this is now the "engineering model on which they rely in support of this transaction".

Until we see what T-Mobile has submitted, we won't know if this marks a minor revision or a wholesale change to T-Mobile's plans that could force a particularly thorough review. He says it appears to incorporate new logic, methodologies, facts, and assumptions, something that can't be reviewed quickly.

The FCC only obtained both the new engineering model and Build 9 on September 5. The commission said it only received information pertaining to Build 9 on September 5. T-Mobile also provided extra economic modeling that responded in part to petitions to deny the deal.

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