SoftBank Offers Flimsy Logic For Sprint, T-Mobile Tie-Up

Law360, New York (February 14, 2014, 2:58 PM EST) -- SoftBank Corp.'s chairman has sounded off on regulatory skepticism over a prospective merger between his company's Sprint Corp. unit, the third-biggest U.S. mobile provider, and No. 4 carrier T-Mobile US Inc., but experts say his arguments fail to consider pivotal antitrust lessons from the past.

The companies' push is the latest stab at tweaking a U.S. wireless market dominated for years by four carriers. Prospects appear murky at best against the backdrop of a failed campaign by No. 2 carrier AT&T Inc. to absorb T-Mobile for...
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