Sprint and T-Mobile have been in merger talks for years, but only since this past April have things been more serious. In June the two cell phone carriers proposed their future plans for expansion and further development to the FCC formally. Despite on and off negotiations for quite some time, the deal has been met with opposition from many fronts. The latest hurdle for this merger comes from the FCC, who have put the deal on a temporary hold until newly submitted data from the companies can be meticulously poured through. With many other large mergers like AT&T / DIRECTV, and Spectrum's mergers there is much scrutiny over these large deals. In an attempt to prevent monopolies and protect consumer's fair access to service more time is needed to decide the fate of these two companies. This comes at an interesting time as larger companies are working to push out new 5G connections to their customers, it will be more important than ever for these two companies to pool resources and talent to stay competitive.
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