I’ve been following the T-Mobile Sprint merger story for many years. If I were a betting man, I would say this merger will be approved, with conditions. Let’s take a closer look at why and what we can expect going forward for T-Mobile, Sprint, their opponents and the larger wireless marketplace.

First, with or without a merger, the wireless industry will continue to grow rapidly and thrive in the new world of 5G. The merger will only impact T-Mobile and Sprint and their ability to be competitive in this new world.

Second, I have been reading so much push-back from the opposition. While there is plenty, this is really nothing new or different from any other M&A story. The arguments made by opponents seem to be serious, but they only tell part of the story. In my opinion they are not enough to block a merger.

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