By now, a number of tech critics and tech analysts have given their opinion on AT&T's proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA. Some say wireless customers will somehow come out ahead, while a very vocal percentage are saying the merger will completely fuck up the wireless industry. Joining the against team is the nation's third-largest wireless company, Sprint, who has asked U.S regulators to block the deal.
Speaking to the FCC, Sprint said on Tuesday: "The proposed transaction would produce no tangible public interest benefits and would impose serious anti-competitive harms that cannot be remedied through divestitures or conditions."
Sprint also took shots at AT&T's claim that it needs T-Mobile's network, saying that the No. 1 wireless company simply "failed to upgrade or invest sufficiently in its network," and that it already has all the spectrum it needs. It also fears that AT&T and Verizon Wireless will inhibit smaller wireless companies from setting their own prices, as the industry would be controlled by two players.