Following an October vote that signaled partisan support for the deal, T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint today of the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC rested its decision heavily on the carriers’ , and 99% within six years, moves the agency said “will help close the digital divide and advance United States leadership in 5G.”
As of today, T-Mobile and Sprint operate separate and competing national 4G networks across all 50 states, but their fledgling 5G networks are incompatible with one another. The carriers have pledged to unite their separate but complementary assets into a single nationwide 5G network spanning high-, mid-, and low-frequency radio towers, the latter providing a while the mid- and high-frequency radios offer considerable improvements in specific areas.
To that end, T-Mobile