Industry Voices—Entner: Putting some context behind the T-Mobile, Sprint merger
Ultimately, the fate of this merger depends on jobs. Of the proposed $6 billion in savings per year, 93% is opex. At least $2 billion of the opex savings come from sales, marketing, advertising, IT and administrative cost savings, which typically means job losses. If regulators look at the job situation in a narrow way then it’s difficult to see how this merger would create net jobs.