Tag Archives: Dan Hesse

Report: SoftBank CEO Isn’t Ruling Out MetroPCS Bid

SoftBank, the Japanese carrier set to buy a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel Corp would not rule out making a competing bid for MetroPCS Communications. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son told the paper that his company wouldn’t rule out any other deals even as it works to close the transaction with Sprint. “We shouldn’t rule out any opportunity or alternative,” Mr. Son said. In a … [read full article]

Did Sprint Try To Establish A Network Sharing Agreement With T-Mobile USA?

So, did Sprint try to set up a network sharing agreement with T-Mobile USA through talks with T-Mobile USA parent Deutsche Telekom? According to a new Wall Street Journal report, the answer is yes. The report indicates the talks went nowhere but considering the whispers and rumors of such a scenario taking place in the aftermath of the failed AT&T deal, we aren’t surprised. Unfortunately, the revelation that talks actually took place comes … [read full article]

Does Sprint CEO Dan Hesse Want To Work On A Deal With T-Mobile?

I just caught wind of a Forbes article that spoke with Sprint CEO Dan Hesse following Sprint’s fourth-quarter earnings call as saying the end of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger talks “…means many more options for Sprint than we would have had if the merger had gone through.” Hesse follows up that statement by saying that T-Mobile’s spectrum was back on “the table,” though he wouldn’t elaborate any more beyond that. Analysts have long suggested … [read full article]

AT&T And T-Mobile Defend Their Position Against The Senate Judiciary Committee Recap

In case you didn’t catch our liveblog this morning covering the Senate Judiciary hearing on the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, you didn’t miss anything major but still missed quite the show. The hearing was aptly called “Is Humpty-Dumpy Being Put Back Together Again?” with an obvious tip of the hat to AT&T’s former monopoly position. Senators Herb Kohl, Al Franken, John Conryn, Richard Blumenthal, Michael Lee, Amy Klobuchar and Chuck Grassley presided over … [read full article]

Sprint Releases Official Statement In Opposition Of AT&T / T-Mobile Merger

While Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has already stated his position on the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger, Sprint has now released a formal statement in opposition. In no uncertain terms Sprint calls any passage of the deal a path to a duopoly in the marketplace with AT&T and Verizon “overwhelmingly” controlling the US wireless market. I couldn’t agree with Sprint anymore and yet our concerns go beyond the “duopoly” Sprint accuses … [read full article]