T-Mobile and Dish Discussing Possible Merger
T-Mobile and Dish Networks are negotiating a potential merger between the two companies, reports the Wall Street Journal. The companies have agreed to some of the broad strokes of combining, but not the details. For example, the Journal's sources say Dish CEO Charlie Ergen would become the combined company's Chairman, while T-Mobile CEO John Legere would serve as CEO of the joined businesses. The financial aspects of the transaction have yet to be worked out. T-Mobile's valuation stands at about $31 billion and Dish's is about $33 billion. The Journal expects a deal, should one be agreed upon, would be very large. T-Mobile is the country's fourth-largest network operator, while Dish is the country's second-largest satellite TV provider. Dish has acquired vast sums of spectrum over the years, including some in the recent AWS-3 auction, but has yet to put any of it to use. T-Mobile could use those airwaves to expand its coverage and capacity. Dish's Ergen has held merger talks with a handful of companies over the years, but none of the discussions resulted in an acquisition. The possible deal with T-Mobile mirrors that of AT&T's take-over of DirecTV, which is close to being finalized. Neither T-Mobile nor Dish commented on the Journal's story.
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What About Infrastructure?
We must keep in mind that VZW and ATT have coverage mostly by way of merges and acquisitions of smaller rural carriers over many years; not by building new towers. T-Mobile,Sprint and Dish would have a particularly hard time to negotiate further additions to existing structures and/or new towers. And even if approved, the money to build or add is...
Hold your horses.
Look at how much spectrum they have and look at how little they've done with it for Years. Their credit department sucks, their activations department sucks, their cust care sucks, their stupid bill credit system sucks, their installer network services department sucks, the underpaid installers suck, and so in the end what should be a pretty easy thing to sell gets trashed by multiple levels of suckiness.
Ive had more dish installs returned than any other service or carrier, all due to someone else down the line's screw ups (often on top of other screw ups).
If they merge expect Tmo to fall off post haste once they s...
Do they have the cash stream to pay that ba...
Yay JOHN LEGERE WILL BECOME NEW CEO OF BOTH DISH/T-MOBILE