Merger, Not a Sale, Best for T-Mobile Moving Forward
Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann today said that the company would consider merging T-Mobile USA with another operator, but said that an outright sale is no longer on the table. "We do not exclude any option for the T-Mobile unit in the U.S., also not a merger," said Obermann. But "a complete sale is unlikely." Obermann was speaking to Deutsche Telekom investors at an event in Germany. Deutsche Telekom tried unsuccessfully to sell T-Mobile USA to AT&T last year. The acquisition was blocked by government regulators. According to sources cited by Bloomberg, Deutsche Telekom has discussed the possibility of a stock swap with MetroPCS, which would give it ownership of the smaller U.S. provider. It could then merge the two. Deutsche Telekom is also considering a sale of T-Mobile USA's cell towers in a bid to raise more capital.
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More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
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Alcatel A30 Reaches Amazon Prime for Just $60
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T-Mobile's LG K20 Plus Packs Better Specs
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Deutsche Telekom Shopping T-Mobile to Comcast
Deutsche Telekom is discussing with Comcast the possibility of the cable firm buying T-Mobile US. Deutsche Telekom is talking to several other companies, including Dish Networks, but Comcast is seen as the primary contender thanks to its stronger finances.
Hope All Goes Well
This would be a great step forward for Metro PCS.
Me too. I like T-Mo. Would love to see them overtake Sprint as the 3rd largest wireless carrier