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The Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Decision

Mark Williams

April 2020

In this brief, Mark Williams highlights some key points in a court ruling earlier this year on the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, the third- and fourth-largest mobile network operators (MNOs) in the United States. The merger had been approved by federal agencies, with conditions, but was challenged by a group of US states in federal court on the grounds that it was anticompetitive and ultimately bad for consumers.

The case was tried by Federal Judge Victor Marrero of the US District Court, Southern District of New York, who found against the states. The case was not appealed, and the merger has been allowed through.