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US: T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger officially closed

 |  May 1, 2013

T-Mobile and MetroPCS’s yearlong efforts to merger have finally ended in closure as T-Mobile’s 34 million subscribers will soon combine with MetroPCS’s 9 million. The company, which will trade as TMUS under the T-Mobile brand name, says it hopes to have all MetroPCS customers under T-Mobile’s network by 2015. The closure does not come as a surprise as reports revealed earlier this week that the acquisition was nearing finalization. But it’s the latest development in a changing telecommunications landscape that will soon see a new head of the Federal Communications Commission, a planned spectrum auction and – with this most recent merger – new contenders against giants Verizon Wireless and AT&T.

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