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Deutsche Telekom CEO says wireless merger talks likely to happen soon, T-Mobile US included

One day after SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son expressed interested in getting Sprint-T-Mobile deal talks going, the CEO of T-Mo’s parent company has brought up mergers, too. Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges has said that it’s likely that wireless merger talks will soon begin and that T-Mobile US will be included in those talks. “It is not only permitted and possible, but now very likely that discussions will get under way concerning various potential strategic combinations … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom chief: We’ll consider partner for T-Mobile if it improves profitability

Just when we were thinking the rumors of T-Mobile merging – or partnering with a company – were dying down, Deutsche Telekom’s own CEO, Tim Hoettges brings the subject up again. As T-Mobile US’ major stakeholder, DT has a huge say in these matters. At DT’s annual shareholders meeting, Hoettges admitted that T-Mobile was in far better shape financially than it was two years ago. However, they couldn’t just sit on their laurels. … [read full article]

John Legere not impressed by press reaction to DT chief comments

Yesterday, Tim Hoettges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, made some forward-looking comments in an exclusive interview with Re/code. DT – of course – holds the controlling stake in T-Mobile US. The comment which seemed to spark the biggest reaction was “The question is always the economics in the long term … and earning appropriate money. You have to earn your money back at … [read full article]

Bloomberg: Dish chief interested in T-Mobile deal

It’s nothing we haven’t heard before, however, Bloomberg has published a fresh report claiming that Dish’s chief Charlie Ergen has contacted Deutsche Telekom to communicate his interest in acquiring T-Mobile US. Ergen allegedly made the approach after Sprint and T-Mobile’s plans to merge fell apart, but is yet to make a formal offer for the company. It is important that we don’t read too much in to this discussion. For two very good … [read full article]

Bloomberg: Deutsche Telekom open to selling T-Mobile US at $35/share

According to Bloomberg, T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom is open to negotiating a sale of its U.S. carrier, but only if an offer matches or exceeds its $35 per share valuation. The information was passed on to the site by “a person with knowledge of the matter.” Senior management of the German company allegedly met in Berlin today, purely to discuss T-Mobile’s valuation. This news comes after Iliad had a bid worth $33 … [read full article]