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The FCC is also awaiting the submission of "additional economic modeling" supporting the merger from T-Mobile. Similarly, a business model titled "Build 9" that was also submitted September 5 needs further review, the FCC said.
The FCC only obtained both the new engineering model and Build 9 on September 5.
This is because the two companies recently submitted new materials to the FCC and it needs time to go through those materials before approving this deal. The companies submitted their formal merger query of to the FCC in June, wherein they vowed to "suppose a tough, nationwide world-class 5G community and providers and products sooner than in any other case imaginable". Build 9 therefore requires further review.More news: Who’s going to die on ‘Modern Family’?
The 180-day clock, the FCC letter acknowledged, "will stay stopped until the Candidates dangle accomplished the file on which they intend to rely and an cheap time-frame has handed for.group and zero.33-social gathering assessment". The Commission will decide whether to extend the deadline for reply comments after receiving the remainder of the Applicants' modelling submissions.
Until we see what T-Mobile has submitted, we won't know if this marks a minor revision or a wholesale change to T-Mobile's plans that could force a particularly thorough review.
T-Mobile and Sprint responded, saying they understood the need to stop the clock. "We are confident that this transaction is pro-competitive, good for the country and good for American consumers", the company said.More news: 150 people awaiting rescue in New Bern, NC