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Deutsche Telekom Holding On To American Unit

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Sep 16, 2005, 1:17 PM   by (staff)

Deutsche Telekom today confirmed an earlier statement that they would not sell T-Mobile USA. The German parent was supposedly looking for buyers this spring but decided against the sale. Although it is now the smallest Tier 1 carrier in the US, T-Mobile USA is one of Telekom's fastest growing units in both subscribers and income. Telekom also stands by their earlier commitment of $2 billion for the unit to spend on next year's 3G spectrum auctions. They recently spent $235 million on spectrum in the NextWave auctions.

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ron mexico

Sep 16, 2005, 6:05 PM

Tmobile has 3g

Reported by phonescoop earlier this month.

https://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=1357 »

Nextel18 why don't you get your facts straight before talking trash or STFU.
like i said earlier. edge isnt 3g. 3g= umts/hsdpa. (not sure why you had to make a whole thread about it.)

this was in 2004, but it serves the point...

http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000680023247/ »

"T-Mobile USA says no 3G until 2007"

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Michael Vick! How are you?
T-Mobile does not have 3G. EDGE is not 3G, it is 2.5G. UMTS, and HSDPA are 3G networks.
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nextel18

Sep 16, 2005, 2:09 PM

Not sure if thats the wise thing to do....

http://www.cellular-news.com/story/14080.php »

some snip its from the article...

"Deutsche Telekom management has long debated whether to sell T-Mobile USA, merge it with another U.S. wireless operator or keep it and continue to invest billions of dollars in its network.

As recently as May, Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Kai-Uwe Ricke was floating the idea to investors of selling the U.S. operation, but he decided against it, partly because the response was negative.

Some top Deutsche Telekom executives have argued the company should sell T-Mobile USA and use the proceeds to make acquisitions in Europe instead of spending as much as $10 billion during the next few years to build a faster network in the U.S.

But the brokerag...
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I really dont think that should of been stated from then. Makes me more why not sign with t-mobile the company doesnt want the usa market just the ceo.
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Im not sure either. Obviously Tmo USA hasn't been exactly profitable, but they're gaining customer base.
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nextel18 said:
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/14080.php »

some snip its from the article...

"Deutsche Telekom management has long debated whether to sell T-Mobile USA, merge it with another U.S. wireless operator or keep it
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AllanRosen

Sep 18, 2005, 1:28 AM

Kick rear-end

T-Mobile has a huge asset that they're not utilizing--- they own towers all over the world. They should be the first to offer a world plan for a single monthly fee-- just like AT&T was the first to offer a national plan 7 or so years ago (because AT&T was the only company that then owned towers coast-to-coast). AT&T picked up a huge number of subscribers with that plan--- so would T-Mobile. Nobody would be able to match them because nobody else owns properties all over the world--- they'd get large numbers of high-end users.
Actually, Vodafone owns towers all over the world, and Vodafone is a parent company of Verizon Wireless. However, all the Vodafone branded networks are GSM, and Verizon Wireless is CDMA, hindering a true world plan for all of its subscribers.
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muchdrama

Sep 16, 2005, 1:58 PM

Excellent news...

I'm very glad to hear this...I think Tmobile's doing fine just the way they're currently doing business.
 
 
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