NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint named Michel Combes president and chief financial officer, months after it called off a merger with rival T-Mobile.
READ MORE: COVID-19 Omicron Variant Confirmed In 2 North Texas Patients By Frisco Lab
Combes replaces Tarek Robbiati, who will remain with the Overland Park, Kansas, company to help with the transition until the end of the month. Combes most recently worked as CEO of telecom company Altice N.V. and is a longtime telecom industry executive.
Combes will join the Sprint board later.READ MORE: Plano Takes Next Step Toward Farm-Inspired Mixed-Use Development, Haggard Farms
In November, Sprint and T-Mobile said they couldn’t come to an agreement that would benefit customers and shareholders. The companies have been dancing around a potential merger for years, but most recently said they would call off negotiations for the foreseeable future.
A merger would have given the combined company better footing in competing with its much larger rivals, AT&T and Verizon.MORE NEWS: 300+ Astroworld Festival Lawsuits To Be Handled By 1 Texas Judge
(© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)