T-Mobile’s Antitrust Litigation Over Sprint Merger

Navigating the Complexities: T-Mobile's Legal Landscape Post-Merger

A federal lawsuit claims T-Mobile's merger with Sprint is anti-competitive, alleging it has led to higher prices for consumers.

November 4, 2023

Case Overview

Legal Actions

  • Federal Judge Ruling: T-Mobile must face the lawsuit.
  • Settlement Terms: Divestment of Sprint’s prepaid business to Dish Network.
  • Outcome Sought: Possible reversal of T-Mobile-Sprint merger.

Market Impact

  • Price Increase: Nationwide rise in wireless service prices.
  • Competition Reduction: Merger reduced major U.S. carriers from four to three.
  • Market Share: Four carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon, dominate over 90% of connections.

Plaintiff’s Position

  • Plaintiffs’ Claim: Merger resulted in increased prices and stifled competition.
  • T-Mobile’s Defense: Denies wrongdoing and suggests market remains competitive.