Tag Archives: Deutsche Telekom

US Labor Department Says T-Mobile USA Moved Jobs Overseas As It Closed Call-Centers

The U.S. Labor Department recently discovered that T-Mobile USA moved jobs overseas after it closed local call-centers amid layoffs of U.S. employees. A Bloomberg report says that the Labor Department findings contradict the company’s claim and provides for workers to apply for government help. “The workers’ firm has acquired from a foreign country services like or directly competitive with services supplied by the workers which contributed importantly to worker group separations at … [read full article]

Bloomberg Report Says T-Mobile USA Will Get iPhone Next Year

Here’s an interesting Bloomberg report indicating that T-Mobile USA could use parent company Deutsche Telekom’s existing sales agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in 2013. That’s the word on the analyst street says Sanford C. Bernstein’s Craig Moffett. Moffett says Apple and Deutsche Telekom are “increasingly likely” to reach an agreement for Deutsche Telekom’s US brand to sell the iPhone sometime next year. T-Mobile is already struggling to keep contract customers, often blaming … [read full article]

Former T-Mobile CEO Heads To Vodafone, T-Mobile USA Posts Official Statement

We’ve learned early this morning that former T-Mobile USA CEO Philip Humm is on his way to a top job at Deutsche Telekom European competitor, Vodafone. A Reuters report says Humm will “oversee the British firm’s presence in such markets as Germany, Britain, Turkey and the Czech Republic.” For its own part, Vodafone announced on Thursday it was splitting its European region into two parts, Northern/Central and Southern Europe. Humm will being taking … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom CEO Says Merger, Not Sale Is Still An Option For US Branch

Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann spoke this morning during his company’s investors call and said that a T-Mobile merger is still an option, though an outright sale is more than likely off the table. “We do not exclude any option for the T-Mobile unit in the U.S., also not a merger,” Obermann told shareholders today at an annual meeting in Cologne, Germany. “A complete sale is unlikely. You understand that I can’t say … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom CFO Says T-Mobile USA Can Stand Alone, Doesn’t Need A Partner

Deutsche Telekom CFO came right out today speaking at the 40th Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom conference and said that T-Mobile USA is “not a problem” for the international carrier. “There’s always a perception that if these guys are selling an asset it must be a problem child,” Höttges said. “It is not a problem for us. And that is due to the fact that we have a clear path … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom Looking To Purchase MetroPCS, Combine With T-Mobile USA?

Here we go again as a new Bloomberg report indicates Deutsche Telekom is in discussions to merge T-Mobile USA with MetroPCS communications. Deutsche Telekom is currently considering a stock-swap transaction that would give T-Mobile’s parent company control over a joint entity, which would be publicly listed, said two officials on condition of anonymity. Deutsche Telekom continues to look at other options for T-Mobile USA, including an outright sale and IPO. After the failed … [read full article]

Today Marks The One Year Anniversary Of The Proposed AT&T/T-Mobile Takeover Announcement

That’s right, today marks one year from the completely unexpected announcement that AT&T was attempting to purchase T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom. The story would come to dominate our attention for the better half of 2011 as it became one of the most hotly contested merger/takeover/acquisitions in recent memory. Everyone from Congress, to the FCC and Department of Justice all the way through to hundreds of consumer organizations across the country got involved … [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]

AT&T, T-Mobile File For FCC Approval Of Spectrum Transfer

T-Mobile USA and AT&T have filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission for approval of the $1 billion in wireless spectrum AT&T now owes T-Mobile as part of the break-up free due to the failure of AT&T’s T-Mobile takeover. AT&T promised to turn over the spectrum, along with $3 billion cash if the deal fell through. “This additional spectrum will help meet the growing demand for wireless broadband services,” said Tom … [read full article]

T-Mobile Sending Out Text Messages Announcing The End Of The AT&T Deal

I’ll assume for the moment that if you are reading this, you are already well-aware that AT&T’s offer to purchase T-Mobile was withdrawn by AT&T last week. If you haven’t already heard, AT&T withdrew their offer to purchase T-Mobile for $39 billion dollars. Glad that’s out of the way as we thought we’d post up this little nugget of goodness as T-Mobile began alerting customers regarding the ends of talks with AT&T via text message. … [read full article]