Deutsche Telekom Still 'Committed' to T-Mobile USA
Speaking to investors today, Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann reiterated that the company is committed to support T-Mobile USA. "After all, it is making us a great deal of money," he said. T-Mobile USA has faced stalled growth in recent financial quarters, and Deutsche Telekom's shareholders have been increasingly dissatisfied with the unit's performance. Reports of a sale or business partnership with another network operator surfaced earlier this year, but so far none have solidified into a real business plan moving forward. T-Mobile USA ranks as the fourth largest wireless network operator in the U.S, behind Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint.
Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier
Virgin Mobile USA, which is owned and operated by Sprint, transformed itself today into new provider much more closely aligned with the Virgin brand. Significantly, Virgin Mobile USA is now an iPhone-only carrier, meaning Apple's iPhones are the only phones Virgin will sell moving forward.
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.
Deutsche Telekom Will Consider 'Any Partner' for T-Mobile
Deutsche Telekom executives today indicated they are still weighing the best path forward for T-Mobile US, especially when it comes to improving profitability. "It is our duty to go on improving the return on T-Mobile US," said CEO Tim Hoettges.
SoftBank Pulls Rug Out from Under Sprint / T-Mobile Merger
Sprint and T-Mobile may not be merging after all. SoftBank, the majority owner of Sprint, plans to break off merger talks, according to Reuters.
T-Mobile Parent Still Wants To Offload the Uncarrier
Deutsche Telekom, majority owner of T-Mobile, believes the Uncarrier's best chances of success are to merge with or be acquired by another large carrier. Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges, speaking to Re/code, said T-Mobile lacks the scale enjoyed by rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
They have changed their position on this so many times. I'm not sure what to believe.
So... no change at all?