(Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc TMUS.O is asking smaller wireless operators that piggyback off its network to issue public statements or even write newspaper editorials to help persuade antitrust regulators to approve its proposed $26 billion acquisition of Sprint Corp S.N.
The merger, under review by the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice, would shrink the wireless market to three big players from four.
The FCC is collecting public comments and formal petitions to oppose the deal until Aug. 27. Reuters previously reported that the U.S. Department of Justice was soliciting opinions of the deal from so-called mobile virtual network operators.
Opponents of the merger argue it could raise prices for the wireless companies whose customers use T-Mobile and Sprint’s networks.
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