2020欧洲杯APPNow T-Mobile has agreed to buy Sprint, the U.S. wireless industry is about to be dominated by three major players. But how did we go from the days of one giant landline monopoly to four competitive cell companies? Illustration: Shaumbe Wright/WSJ
We live in a fast-changing world where industries are constantly having to adapt to new trends and technologies. This Wall Street Journal brief history series helps explain the now, by looking back at how we got here.
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