Tag Archives: Deutsche Telekom

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]

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]

SoftBank reportedly still interested in T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The rumors of a T-Mobile-Sprint merger are back. A new report from Reuters claims that SoftBank is willing to give up its control of Sprint to T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom in order to get a T-Mo-Sprint merger done. While SoftBank would reportedly discuss different deals, sources say that the company is willing to cede control of Sprint and then get a minority stake in a combined T-Mo-Sprint. SoftBank hasn’t actually approached Deutsche Telekom regarding a … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom CEO says he’s ‘not in the mood’ to sell T-Mobile US

It’s no secret that T-Mobile US parent company Deutsche Telekom has been interested in selling T-Mo in recent years, including the attempted sale to AT&T and rumors of a Comcast deal. DT’s feelings appear to have changed for now, though. Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges has said that his company isn’t looking to sell T-Mobile US right now. “We are not in the mood of selling the business,” Hoettges told a group of investors this … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom reportedly considering emulating T-Mobile US strategy with T-Mobile Netherlands

The Un-carrier movement has been big for T-Mobile, winning it millions of new customers and helping it to leapfrog Sprint to become the number three US carrier. Now it looks like T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom may be planning to try that same strategy elsewhere in the world. Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that Deutsche Telekom is thinking … [read full article]

T-Mobile can get $2 billion from Deutsche Telekom for 600MHz spectrum auction

The 600MHz spectrum auction is starting to get close, and T-Mobile just got a nice infusion of spending money. An SEC filing has revealed that T-Mobile can sell $2 billion in senior notes to Deutsche Telekom. These notes can be issued until December 1, 2016, will mature on March 15, 2021, and have 5.3 percent coupon. According to the SEC filing, the $2 billion that T-Mobile … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom being pressured to investigate T-Mobile US treatment of workers

According to a new report, T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom is feeling heat to address working conditions at T-Mo. Sources speaking to Reuters say that a pair of “major investors” in Deutsche Telekom are concerned with the way that T-Mobile US employees are being treated. Additionally, lawmakers in both Washington D.C. and Berlin want the German government to ensure that DT addresses these worker issues. The German … [read full article]

Oxy smartwatch maker changes logo following complaint from T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom

Last year, AT&T was ordered to stop infringing on T-Mobile’s trademark magenta color with the logo of its AIO Wireless prepaid brand. Now another company has found itself in some legal crosshairs over the magenta color. Oxy, a UK-based company that is currently selling a smartwatch on Indiegogo, has revealed that it recently received a “notice of threatened opposition” … [read full article]