Softbank's CEO Masayoshi Son is hopeful for a revitalization of the T-Mobile - Sprint merger following a tentative agreement with T-Mobile's parent company, Deutsche Telecom. The two entities were originally slated to merge in 2014, but were blocked regulators.
Son is counting on support from the new Trump administration and its appointed regulators. Following the 2016 election, Son stated that Softbank would contribute up to USD 50 billion in investments in the USA. If the deal were to fail again, Son has made mention of other potential companies that Sprint could be combined with.