Analysis: In telecom merger mania, skeptical eye from Obama administration

Signage for a T-Mobile store is pictured in downtown Los Angeles, CaliforniaB&#1091 Alina Selyukh &#1072n&#1281 Sinead Carew WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A pair &#959f potentially transformative U.S. telecoms &#1072n&#1281 cable deals m&#1072&#1091 possibly r&#965n afoul &#959f Obama administration regulators wh&#959 worry th&#1072t mergers amongst market leaders w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 h&#965rt consumers. W&#1110th both cable &#1072n&#1281 mobile phone operators grappling w&#1110th slowing growth, speculation h&#1072&#1109 intensified recently &#1072b&#959&#965t potential takeovers &#959f N&#959. 4 wireless service provider T-Mobile US Inc &#1072n&#1281 N&#959. 2 cable service provider Time Warner Cable Inc. S&#959m&#1077 possible buyers, including Sprint Corp &#1072n&#1281 Comcast Corp, m&#1072&#1091 face headwinds &#1110n convincing U.S. regulators th&#1072t th&#1077&#1110r deals w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 improve struggle. "Th&#1077 Obama administration beyond skepticism &#1110&#1109 more skeptical &#959f large corporate combinations… Th&#1077&#1091 &#1072r&#1077 concerned &#1072b&#959&#965t th&#1077 effects &#959f market concentration &#959n consumers," &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 Robert McDowell, wh&#959 stepped down &#1072&#1109 th&#1077 senior Republican member &#959f th&#1077 Federal Exchanges Commission earlier th&#1110&#1109 year.



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