Back to the full list of news posts

HPA Spotlight Archive

Welcome to the HPA Spotlight. Here, we feature helpful tips and news items relevant to the telecommunications and technology fields. Note that you can automatically keep up with our posts by subscribing to our RSS feed.
Hearing Set for Sprint/T-Mobile Merger
PUBLISHED: May 30, 2018
The wireless community has been buzzing for years about a potential merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. Now, with a $26.5 billion merger officially proposed, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has planned a hearing for June 27. 

T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure are expected to testify at the hearing. 

“Few industries touch Americans’ daily lives as much as the wireless market,” Senator Mike Lee, a Republican who chairs the subcommittee, said in a statement. “I want to make sure that the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint benefits consumers in a manner consistent with existing antitrust law.”

The two behemoths of the wireless industry have been in some form of talks for more than four years. Now that they are on the brink of a successful deal, antitrust issues are at the forefront of the conversation. 

“Competition among the four largest cell phone carriers has led to lower prices, better service and more innovation. That’s why it’s critically important that we hold a hearing to ask serious questions about how this consolidation could affect American consumers,” Senator Amy Klobuchar said in a statement. 

The combined company would have around 127 million customers and would be a formidable opponent to Verizon and AT&T. If you're a Sprint or T-Mobile customer wondering what the merger would mean for you, head over to Forbes for insight.


Tags: Industry News,

About Us

HPA Consulting Group

HPA Consulting Group, Inc. (HPA) is a privately owned consulting firm headquartered in Rochester, NY providing specialized consulting services in Voice and Data Communications. HPA was founded in 1994 by Bill Hughes and Tom Phelps. Together, the HPA Team has over 200 years of experience in many facets of voice and data communications.

HPA facilitates businesses in determining the best communications solution for their company. This involves voice and data networks, call centers and broadband applications. In addition, HPA manages the telecom expenses for businesses to get them the most cost effective telecom solutions possible. HPA also helps telecommunications providers and manufacturers with their marketing, sales and business planning.

Since HPA's formation in 1994, over 400 clients have contracted to HPA for services. HPA has planned, designed and implemented a variety of voice and data solutions that have enabled businesses to enhance their operations in a cost-effective manner. HPA has also audited telecommunications invoices and recommended changes to client’s telecommunications services that have resulted in millions of dollars in savings for HPA’s clients.

Finally, HPA has performed work in a variety of areas for Local Exchange, Wireless, CATV, Long Distance Companies, Manufacturers and Software Providers.

View More About Our Work »



Some HPA Projects Include:

  • Designed and implemented a complete new voice, data and security network for a regional bank and their branches. Results included improved customer service in their call center, improved communication between locations and redundancy at all locations including the branches.
  • Designed and implemented a new VoIP telecommunications network including new equipment and services for a Rochester based not-for-profit with over 15 locations.
  • Redesigned a not-for-profit organization’s telecommunications system in five cities by implementing new services and pricing and auditing telephone bills. The savings paid for all new telephone equipment in less than two years.
  • Manage the communications network for a regional hospital in central New York. HPA has lowered the costs for the hospital and at the same time implemented a more up-to-date network with more functionality and redundancy.
  • Designed and implemented a Call Center for a Benefit Company in Rochester. Project resulted in drastic improvements in customer service.
  • Planned and designed a new voice and data network for a Law Firm with six locations in New York State.

View More About Our Projects »

Contact Us

HPA Consulting Group

349 West Commercial Street
Suite 2350
East Rochester, NY 14445

Phone: 585-461-2560

Web: www.hpagroup.com



  Free Webinars

Watch for Information Regarding Our Next Webinar

HPA conducts free Webinars from time to time about various Telecom Technology and Expense Management Issues. Check back from time to time or sign up for our Newsletter to be informed about future Webinars.


Webinar Sign Up »



For a Consultation: