A billionaire's ego and his poor decisions led to a team's demise

Now, Sprint should be able to be part of the New T-Mobile, so the question is, how is it here? In fact, back in 2014, when Sprint and T-Mobile have been contacted by the FCC and the Department of Justice (department of justice) relating to a merger, things were a lot different. Back then, it was a Sprint to deal from a position of strength, while T-Mobile was a bit less than two years into the reign of CEO John Legere. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves, because, on the 15th of October, 2012 The japanese SoftBank offered to buy 70% of Sprint for $20 billion.
And this is where our story truly begins a report in the New York Post lays out the two-up Sprint in the fall in SoftBank founder and CEO Masayoshi Son. Since the billionaire took a Sprint finish in 2014, when the deal is concluded, the carrier has laid off 10,000 employees and has hopelessly fallen far behind the competition in terms of service. By August Of 2015 Sprint and T-Mobile have changed their position among the US majors, with the last one, this is now the third-largest wireless provider in the united states of america.

Sprint’s decision not to build the traditional towers and was a “total failure,” said the former CEO Claure

In accordance with the The Posthardly had the ink dried on the merger agreement between SoftBank and Sprint over to his Son, and wanted to merge his company with T-Mobile. While Sprint’s executives believe that the purchase of T-Mobile was the logical one, and they advised him that it was not the right time for you to go after T-Mobile. But the billionaires will be billionaires. Both of these providers have been approached by the FCC and the justice department, and was told (not in these exact terms) that there wasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell that the merger would have received regulatory approval. Just three years ago, the united states department of justice, had been blown up AT&T’s $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, which would have created the nation’s largest carrier at the time.

A former top executive at Sprint, explained that: “Our government affairs team has made it very clear at the time that it was the wrong move. It never occurred to us that he (the Son) didn’t want to listen to.” And while T-Mobile’s parent Deutsche Bank said that it would be amenable to a deal, but it is also agreed that the time was not yet right to submit an application for approval. Thus, Sprint’s executive team came up with a plan to the court, then-FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. The plan was to keep up with him, perhaps over the course of a year, in order to see the wisdom of combining the two companies. Then, and only then, should the FCC be contacted regarding a business combination.

But the Son did not want to wait and see, and arranged a meeting with Wheeler. Sprint executives were nervous because they had seen the Son, had been acted upon by the FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski (set-off Time) on the review of SoftBank’s proposed purchase of Sprint. According to a person with direct knowledge of what happened “(the Son) were in a caravan of five or six, a black Suv, which drove up to the HOME meeting. They are blowing past the FCC, and safety of the park, in Genachowski’s own private entrance. They all pile out and go into the lobby. He was basically saying that the rules are stupid.” The FCC has approved the merger, and still, Genachowski has been a member of Sprint’s board of directors.

The son said that he was ready to give up on Sprint and go back at 2014

In December of 2013, Parents met with the FCC in order to talk about a possible Sprint-T-Mobile merger. In the morning, had a leak in the The Wall Street Journal the possibility of a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile have had the FCC thought that the Son had whispered the story to the paper, in the hope of applying pressure on the regulatory body. FCC Chairman Wheeler reportedly told the billionaire that the agency had just done the analytical work on the block list, AT&T and T-Mobile merger, and that, unless things have changed since the FCC could not approve the transaction. The son responded by saying, with Time, and if you have a source to have said: “You don’t have Games to dig herself into a hole. It wasn’t a good play.” A source said that it was a Sprint, waiting a year to see the approach of the regulators, the deal would be approved.

When SoftBank purchased Sprint, but also to the acquisition of Clearwire. According to New Street Research analyst Jonathan Chaplin, telecom company, which is owned by some of the technology behind a 5G, and have sufficient spectrum to help Sprint, eventually building a nationwide 5G network. All that was required was an investment of $25 billion to $30 billion, the analysts said. Instead, however, of the construction of a cell tower, a Son and decided to support the implementation of a plan that had worked for SoftBank in Japan. For a fraction of the cost needed to build the towers, and Sprint sought approval from the towns and cities, and local municipalities to network on top of existing structures, such as the light in the tower.

The former Sprint CEO, and current ceo, Marcelo Claure, said, “It was a 180-degree change. All of a sudden, we’re [in 2014] start at the tower and the light thing…and Unfortunately, I would have to say that it was a total failure.” He is also compared to Sprint’s poor service to the competition. “The quality of our network is four times worse than Verizon’s, which is half that of T-Mobile, and it’s a little less than half of AT&T,” he said.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, in 2015, will’s Son, said that he was ready to give up on Sprint in 2014. But he knew that he couldn’t do it. “We still have customers that we still have employees, so I’m going to have to be careful,” the billionaire explained.