This is the third time a merger between the third- and fourth-largest US wireless service providers has been proposed. The previous time, last year, the deal ended over a dispute over who would control the combined business. Softbank founder Masayoshi Son, whose firm acquired Sprint for $22B in 2013 with an eye toward combining it with T-Mobile, was reluctant to give up control of Sprint. The run up to 5G has apparently changed his mind, and this time around the new business will be called T-Mobile and will be run by current T-Mobile CEO John Legere. Clients, please log in to view the full content.