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Dish Deal Paves Way for T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

July 24, 2019

Satellite network will pay $5 billion for divested assets to form new wireless carrier

The mega-merger of T-Mobile and Sprint took a step closer to fruition with Dish Networks reportedly agreeing to pay $5 billion for assets and spectrum to form a new wireless carrier – with certain limitations. The deal will likely satisfy demands by the Justice Department, which wants to reduce the chance of the $26.5 billion merger negatively impacting consumers.