A FILE PHOTO of T-Mobile US Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Legere comes from the state and Federal Courts in Manhattan, at the T-Mobile/Sprint is a federal case in New York, New York, united states of america, December12, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
(Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc. Chief Executive John Legere, testified on Friday that he believes US regulators are to be considered as a ” Dish Network is the history of attempts to build a wireless network, when it approved the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint Corp. (a).
A group of US states have sued to stop the merger, saying it would lead to higher prices.
T-Mobile and Sprint have already received approval for the deal from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), after the companies agreed to sell Sprint prepaid phone company, and a number of the power spectrum from satellite TV provider Dish, which has been dedicated to the creation of a nationwide wireless network and is becoming more and more a competitive force in the industry.
The states have also argued that the Dish has a history of hoarding, the FCC licenses for the wireless spectrum, or the airwaves that carry the data, and it is not yet proven, that the construction of a wireless network.
Legere was the defense’s first witness, and his testimony came on the fifth day of a study, which is expected to run until Dec. 20. He has already been accused in Court of “hoarding” spectrum.
Glenn Pomerantz, a lawyer, that the state of California in the lawsuit, and asked Legere about it in a letter to T-Mobile previously submitted to the FCC, criticized Dish’s wireless business plans, with a “modernized version of the previous century, the two-way paging.”
Legere testified that he believed that the FCC is considered to be the Dish’s track record when it approved the merger of T-Mobile, and Sprint.
Under the terms and conditions of the FCC, which has given the green light for T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Dish is committed to building a 5G wireless network that has at least 70% of the population in the united states in June 2023, or will have to pay up to $2.2 billion in fines and penalties.
Report by Sheila Dang; Editing by Noeleen Walder and David Gregorio