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T-Mobile execs visit Sprint as merger awaits approval



T-Mobile CEO John Legere and President Mike Sievert led a contingent of T-Mobile executives who visited Sprint on Friday and talked with employees about the wireless companies’ planned $26.5 billion merger, which is still awaiting regulatory approval.

A Sprint spokesman said Legere compared Sprint’s Overland Park, Kansas, campus to the second headquarters Amazon is looking to build, suggesting the facility would give the combined wireless carrier room to grow.

That projection stands in contrast with the picture Sprint executives presented to Federal Communications Commission officials last month as part of the review process of the proposed deal.

In that presentation, which was made public last week by the FCC, Sprint executives said there is “no obvious path to solve key business challenges.”

The presentation also included an update on cost-cutting efforts by Sprint, which said it has eliminated about $10 billion in annual expenses but is nearing the limit of its ability to reduce expenses.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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