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How Sprint's Failed T-Mobile Merger Could Affect the Tech Industry

  • (0:30) - Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Fails
  • (3:00) - Sprint Announces Partnership With Altice USA
  • (6:00) - SoftBank's $100 Billion Tech Fund: SoftBank Vision Fund
  • (9:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

On today’s episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney discusses the failure of Sprint’s attempted merger with T-Mobile and what it might mean for the telecomm industry, as well as the broader tech sector.

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Over the weekend, we learned that the long-awaited merger between Sprint S and T-Mobile TMUS had fallen apart for good. The U.S. wireless industry will remain a four-horse race, and all parties involved will now shift to their backup plans.

For Sprint and its parent company SoftBank SFTBY, that backup plan included teaming up with U.S. cable operator Altice USA ATUS on a new deal that will see Altice sell mobile plans on Sprint’s network, with Sprint using Altice’s cable infrastructure to transmit cellular data.

But the T-Mobile merger was a major goal for SoftBank and its enigmatic CEO, Masayoshi Son. Where will the Japanese company go from here? Well, it could double down on its tech investments through its SoftBank Vision Fund, which could now be the company’s best bet for establishing a dominant position as we enter the era of interconnectedness.

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