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T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Is Finally Approved: 5 Things To Know

Sprint and T-Mobile have the regulatory permission they need to close their $26.5 billion mega-merger. Here are five things to know about the biggest telecom merger we've seen so far in 2019.

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Making It Official  

T-Mobile and Sprint, the third and fourth largest wireless carriers in the country, respectively, last week received the long-awaited approval from the regulatory bodies to join forces in a $26.5 billion mega-merger.

The deal was hard-fought between the two companies; it was their third attempt at coming together. The Department of Justice had plenty of reasons for holding out on approving the deal, while the Federal Communications Commission granted its go-ahead in May. Still, there are plenty who still oppose the deal and the two companies won't be making their merger official just yet.

With a lot of moving parts to the T-Mobile-Sprint union, here are five things we know right now about the biggest telecom merger of 2019 so far.

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