6 APR 2020

T-MOBILE TO OFFER INTERNET AND PAY TV IN PUERTO RICO

The offer, brought by a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint intends to bring 5g network to the region, upgraded networks, better products, and greater shareholder value. Puerto Rico's three carriers will now be T-Mobile, Claro de Puerto Rico and AT&T, which will soon be bought out by Liberty Puerto Rico.

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T-Mobile announced that it officially sealed its deal with Sprint Corporation to create and bring the new T-Mobile to Puerto Rico, which includes internet and pay-TV services, upgraded networks, products with better quality, and greater shareholder value. For Puerto Rico, the merger means the disappearance of a brand that’s been around for decades, as well as the transfer of Sprint customers to T-mobile’s network.

Once the conversion is completed, Puerto Rico will have T-Mobile, Claro de Puerto Rico and AT&T as their carriers. AT&T will soon be bought out by Liberty Puerto Rico, which has vowed to continue offering the wireless service. “In December, we launched the first and only 5G network in Puerto Rico, positioning it among the first markets in the world, with coverage in areas of all the municipalities of Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra,” said Jorge Martel, General Manager of T-Mobile Puerto Rico. “And we won’t stop. Today we formally announce the arrival of the New T-Mobile, further reaffirming our commitment to Puerto Rico and our customers. At such a critical moment, as in the crisis we face today, where communication plays a vital role, we’re focused on continuing working and investing to keep our clients and Puerto Rico connected.”

In a statement, the company confirmed its goal to bring the “world’s best broad and deep nationwide 5G network, which will bring lightning-fast speeds to urban areas and underserved rural communities alike, is more critical than ever, as reliable connectivity has become so important to Americans.” T-Mobile says its network has gained 14 times more capacity in the last six years and it will continue to improve. The company’s shares of common stock will continue to trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “TMUS.” The combined company will operate under the name T-Mobile.

In December, we launched the first and only 5G network in Puerto Rico, positioning it among the first markets in the world, with coverage in areas of all the municipalities of Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra. And we won’t stop. Today we formally announce the arrival of the New T-Mobile, further reaffirming our commitment to Puerto Rico and our customers. At such a critical moment, as in the crisis we face today, where communication plays a vital role, we’re focused on continuing working and investing to keep our clients and Puerto Rico connected.” Jorge Martel General Manager of T-Mobile Puerto Rico