The No. 3 wireless company in the U.S. has formally contested the $39 billion deal between T-Mobile and AT&T, writing to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia, which oversees public utilities and telecommunications companies.
In its letter, Sprint says the merger will hurt competition. The letter also states that the merger does not make AT&T better able to deploy next-generation networks in the state. In addition, the merger would result in a duopoly of AT&T and Verizon.