4 Roadblocks Poised To Thwart A Sprint, T-Mobile Merger

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 11:16 AM EDT) -- SoftBank Corp. CEO Masayoshi Son this week reaffirmed his interest in merging his company's Sprint Corp. unit with T-Mobile US Inc., fanning criticism and reigniting questions over the prospective deal, which would unite the third- and fourth-biggest wireless providers in the U.S.

Speaking in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, the executive — one of Japan's highest-profile businessmen — tore into a U.S. mobile market he says is ruled by its impenetrable leaders, hampered by lagging infrastructure and plagued by high prices.

Without specifically discussing the prospect of...
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