Comcast supposedly isn’t keen on getting any of the pieces that may clean of T-Mobile and Sprint’s $26.5 billion merger.
“We do not have an interest in acquiring divested spectrum from the Sprint/T-Mobile transaction,” Comcast informed CNBC on Friday.
This follows a Bloomberg report that stated the Justice Department talked to Comcast and Charter about interest in airwaves the 2 cordless providers might divest in order to get their merger authorized. Comcast currently provides cordless service through Xfinity Mobile, which utilizes Verizon’s network. Last July, Comcast stated it was decreasing information usage for Xfinity Mobile clients to preserve costs.
Comcast is likewise staying away from Boost Mobile, according to CNBC. T-Mobile has actually consented to divest Boost Mobile, Sprint’s pre-paid service provider, as part of the merger offer.
Comcast might not be interested, however Amazon may be happy to take it. The e-commerce huge supposedly desires Boost due to the fact that it would suggest Amazon might utilize T-Mobile’s cordless network for the next 6 years.
Comcast didn’t right away react to an ask for remark.
The Federal Communications Commission provided the consent on the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, however the DOJ still needs to authorize it. The DOJ supposedly desires the set to develop a brand-new cordless rival with its own network.