In the US, there are a lot of phone companies that are providing 5G (five-generation) wireless plans. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint are the four largest carriers in the US. There have only been a couple of them that have merged or are about to merge without the Federal Communications Commission pulling the plug due to complications with the deal. Well, Sprint and T-Mobile are going to merge meaning that both companies will advance their steps towards 5G connectivity. With the companies committing to the deal, this would mean that within three years after the deal is closed it will cover about 97% of the population in the U.S, after six years it would increase to 99% of the U.S. population, and that would include 90% of rural areas. This news about two companies merging shouldn’t come as a surprise because a lot of companies are merging into one: Exxon and Mobil One in 1999, Jaguar and Land Rover in 2013, Volkswagen group; Audi in 1965, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Bentley in 1998, and Porsche in 2012.
The FCC still has yet to give the green light on the merger, but this venture will provide a huge boost towards the next generation of internet capabilities.
Sources: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/sprint-t-mobile-strike-deal-fcc-merger-n1007661 Article written by Jason Abbruzzese
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/20/tech/sprint-t-mobile-merger/index.html Article written by David Goldman
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