Sprint Withdraws From INCOMPAS
Sprint is withdrawing from tech and telecom trade group Incompas, of which Sprint is a founding member after Incompas publicly came out against the company’s proposed merger with T-Mobile. “Given this fundamental shift toward protecting incumbents from a new competitive threat, Sprint can no longer be a member of this organization,” said Sprint’s Charles McKee, who also resigned from Incompas’ board of directors as part of the move. Incompas CEO Chip Pickering said that a T-Mobile-Sprint merger would remove “a viable wholesale partner from the market.” (Wireless wholesalers like the country's big four providers sell network capacity for smaller companies to use.) Incompas also said it is joining the 4Competition Coalition, a collection of groups opposed to the deal.
Sprint Withdraws From Trade Group