The Department of Justice, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have collectively withdrawn their objections to SoftBank's acquisition of the Sprint network. The government bodies had asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to hold off on approving or forbidding the merger until it had examined the national …
Why would they have a problem with a Japanese company taking over a large mobile player, if they didn't have a problem with Vodafone owning half of Verizon? I can't think of many companies that I would prefer to take over a local telco than Softbank.
Probably because they were worried that Softbank might object to standing, 20 year old, backdoor access into everything Sprint and they had to wait until someone in a snappy black suit could pay a visit and "talk" with the new owners to ensure they'd play by the rules.
Supply chain issues??
Why would the DOJ, Homeland Security, and FBI have any interest in "Supply chain issues"? That's not a national security issue. That's an internal company inventory issue.