Sprint Scores Judge’s Approval for Suit Against AT&T/T-Mobile Deal
U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle has ruled to let Sprint move forward with their antitrust suit against AT&T’s $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. However Judge Huvelle did agree to dismiss Sprint’s claims that an AT&T/T-Mobile merger would result in them having trouble acquiring wireless airwaves to service their customers. AT&T’s Senior VP Wayne Watts stated that Huvelle’s ruling did dismiss “the vast majority of the claims” from Sprint and C Spire. This is definitely not a total victory, but Sprint has received the needed momentum to continue in their fight against AT&T’s buyout efforts to become the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier. Between this and the U.S. Department of Justice’s ongoing suit to block AT&T and T-Mobile’s deal, we’re pretty sure that Dan Hesse is somewhere smiling.