The originator of Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) antenna technology didn’t always want to call it Massive MIMO, but inventor Thomas Marzetta also happens to be the first one to coin that term in public.
"In my 30 years as an industry analyst, I’ve certainly covered a great many telecom mergers and acquisitions," says Lowenstein. "I’m having a hard time seeing why T-Mobile acquiring Sprint is a bad idea."
In light of recent press around the U.S. Department of Justice’s desire to push for four facilities-based mobile carriers, it appears that the easily explainable business theory needs to be revised to “Rule of Three and Four.”
Amid reports that the Department of Justice is exploring conditions that could create a fourth competitor if the proposed combination of T-Mobile and Sprint were to happen, analysts raised a number of questions around how such a deal might be accomplished.