Sprint resumes early talks on merger with T-Mobile

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Sprint Corp. has resumed preliminary talks about a potential merger with T-Mobile US Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said, as billionaire Masayoshi Son explores ways to build scale for a carrier facing increasing competition in the U.S. wireless market.

The two wireless operators restarted discussions after Sprint’s exclusive negotiating period with Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications Inc. expired at the end of July, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

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