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T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly close to agreeing to terms of a merger

Hot on the heels of a rumor that claimed that T-Mobile and Sprint are in “active talks” about a merger, another report claims that an agreement is near. T-Mobile and Sprint are close to agreeing to terms of a merger, say sources speaking to Reuters. Once the terms are set, the two companies would perform due diligence and then the deal is expected to be complete by the end of October. It’s said that SoftBank would … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint once again rumored to be in merger talks

Rumors of a merger involving T-Mobile and Sprint are back again. T-Mobile and Sprint are in “active talks” regarding a merger, say sources speaking to CNBC. The parent companies of both carriers, Deutsche Telekom and SoftBank, have allegedly been in “frequent conversations” about a deal. The talks involve a stock-for-stock deal that result in DT being the majority owner while SoftBank would be a large minority holder. If a merger were to be completed, it’s expected … [read full article]

T-Mobile comes out on top in another U.S. mobile network report

Days after Ookla declared T-Mobile to have the fastest mobile network in the U.S., another report has come out to support Ookla’s claim. Wirefly released its 2017 Internet Speed Rankings today, saying that T-Mobile had the fastest network in the U.S. in the first half of 2017. According to the results of Wirefly’s results, T-Mobile had an overall speed of 21.06 Mbps. Verizon finished with 20.91 Mbps, AT&T had 16.33 Mbps, and Sprint had 14.82 … [read full article]

T-Mobile partnering with other three major U.S. carriers to form Mobile Authentication Taskforce

Typically when we hear about AT&T and Verizon, it’s because John Legere is mocking one of their new rate plans or some other move they’ve made. That’s not the case today, though. T-Mobile is partnering with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon to form the Mobile Authentication Taskforce. This group will work to create a mobile authentication solution that’ll fight identity risks by analyzing data and activity patterns on a network to predict whether or not a user … [read full article]

Sprint and T-Mobile reportedly resume merger talks

A couple of months ago, we heard that Sprint had paused its merger talks with T-Mobile to hold exclusive negotiations with Charter and Comcast. Well, that exclusivity period ended, and so now talks with T-Mo have resumed. Sprint is once again in talks with T-Mobile over a potential merger, says a report from Bloomberg. Sources say that if a deal were to be reached, it probably wouldn’t be announced until later in 2017 so that … [read full article]

Sprint reportedly puts T-Mobile merger talks on hold as it negotiates partnership with Charter and Comcast

We’ve heard a lot of rumblings about a Sprint-T-Mobile merger lately, but it looks like talks of that deal may have been put on ice for now. A new report from Reuters says that Sprint has paused its merger talks with T-Mobile until the end of July. That’s because Sprint has started two months of exclusive negotiations with Charter and Comcast, sources say. Sprint is said to be talking to Charter and Comcast about a … [read full article]

T-Mobile comes in a close second in Fastest Mobile Networks 2017 report

Another report on the state of US mobile networks came out today, and while T-Mobile didn’t come out on top, it came pretty darn close. The folks at PCMag today published the 2017 edition of Fastest Mobile Networks, the annual test in which it measures the performance of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon’s networks in a number of cities across the country. For 2017, four Galaxy S8 phones were used in 30 cities as well as … [read full article]

T-Mobile executives talk merger, say Sprint is a logical partner

There’s been lots of speculation regarding a Sprint-T-Mobile merger lately, including news that Sprint and SoftBank have started informal talks about a deal with T-Mo parent company Deutsche Telekom. Now T-Mobile itself has chimed in on the matter. During an investors conference earlier today, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said that he expects merger talks to happen now that the FCC’s 600MHz auction and its quiet period have ended. “It’s not a question of will talks … [read full article]

Sprint, SoftBank reportedly start informal talks with Deutsche Telekom about T-Mobile merger

After both the parent companies of Sprint and T-Mobile discussed merger deals earlier this week, a new report claims that talks between those companies have begun. Executives from both SoftBank and Sprint have started informal talks with Deutsche Telekom about a Sprint-T-Mobile merger, according to sources speaking to Bloomberg. The talks are still preliminary, and no banks have been hired yet to help work out a deal. Considering that both the CEOs of SoftBank … [read full article]

SoftBank CEO would ‘love to begin talks’ about Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Talks of a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint have popped up several times in recent years, and they’re happening again today. During a recent news conference, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son expressed interested in merging Sprint and T-Mobile. “Of all potential partners, T-Mobile is the one that would yield the most synergies, the most orthodox choice and we’d sincerely love to begin talks,” Son said, according to Reuters. He went on to say that the existing … [read full article]