FCC: T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger Will Benefit LTE

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A mobile giant’s merger with a smaller provider could benefit LTE – the FCC signaled during a deal approval made available earlier this week.

T-Mobile plans to join forces with MetroPCS, a no contract cellphone provider.

“Such benefits include the facilitation of Long Term Evolution (“LTE”) deployment, the expansion of the MetroPCS brand into new geographical markets, the development of a more robust, national network, improved quality of service, and the strengthening of the fourth largest nationwide service provider’s ability to compete in the mobile broadband services market,” stated the FCC via its report.

Meanwhile, the commission also noted the transaction would note likely present competition problems for the market.

The FCC provides approval for major U.S. company transactions. The government commission previously denied AT&T’s bid to buy T-Mobile, noting the deal would reduce competition.