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US: California AG probes US$59b Sprint-T-Mobile merger

 |  August 26, 2018

California’s attorney general is investigating Sprint’s planned $59 billion merger with T-Mobile and is looking for documents about the companies’ registered numbers and other data, according to a letter filed with the Federal Communications Commission, reported Bloomberg.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra asked the Federal Communications Commission for telephone number availability data “pursuant to its subpoena powers” in an Aug. 23 letter that the FCC posted on its website.

Becerra wants the agency to turn over Numbering Resource Utilization and Forecast (“NRUF”) data and local number portability (“LNP”) data, according to the letter.

The NRUF is a report by the North American Numbering Plan Administration that tracks and forecasts telephone number usage based on information submitted by telephone companies. Local number portability refers to reassigning telephone numbers when customers seek to move to another carrier.

The FCC and the Department of Justice are also reviewing the merger.

Full Content: Bloomberg

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