$1.5B T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger Gets Green Light

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved the $1.5 billion merger between T-Mobile USA Inc. and MetroPCS Communications Inc., finding the tie-up is unlikely to have anti-competitive effects.

Following a review of the deal, the DOJ’s Antitrust Division found that MetroPCS doesn’t offer a differentiated service that is "competitively significant" in the parts of the country where it operates, and as such, its marriage to Deutsche Telekom AG’s T-Mobile probably won't have a negative impact on consumers.

“Each of the...
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