Life sure isn't fair in the telecom space. As Sprint Nextel and other companies on the losing end of the spectrum race know, deep pockets can go a long way in securing the future seat the table. Recently, we saw this dynamic reinforced yet again, with one of the largest deals in recent memory set to close in the coming weeks. What are its implications for the future of the industry? Just who are we talking about? Watch the following video to find out.

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