After past failed attempts and several waves of rumors, in April 2018 T-Mobile and Sprint announced plans to merge into a new T-Mobile. But the deal would put consumers at risk of price increases.
- A merger of T-Mobile and Sprint would put the combined company within 2.9 percentage points of AT&T’s postpaid market share.
- Together T-Mobile and Sprint have a strong spectrum portfolio of high, medium, and low bands.
- Reducing the number of major mobile players from four to three could result in service price increases.
Features and Benefits
- Learn how subscribers and market shares would change post-merger.
- Learn about the improvements to financial metrics T-Mobile expects from the merger.
- Assess how the merger could negatively affect consumers.
Key questions answered
- How would the merger better position a combined company in 5G?
- What scale advantages and synergies are expected from the merger?
- What initial challenges could the merged company face?
Table of contents
A combined Sprint–T-Mobile becomes a better competitor for AT&T and Verizon
While the merged company wins, the consumer may lose
AT&T and Verizon likely to change strategy as a result