Tag Archives: Deutsche Telekom

(Update: Confirmed) Report: SoftBank To Buy 70 Percent Stake In Sprint Nextel Corp

Update: SoftBank, Sprint held a press conference early this morning to officially announce the acquisition.  With reports surfacing right before the end of the week that Japan’s third largest wireless provider was interested in purchasing a controlling share in Sprint Nextel Corp, comes reports that a deal has been reached between the two companies. A CNBC[read full article]

T-Mobile’s Neville Ray Says T-Mobile’s LTE Will Be Better Than Competition

Speaking in two separate interviews, T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer dropped some more hints about T-Mobile’s future LTE rollouts and future integration plans with MetroPCS. One worthy takeaway from the CNET interview is Ray’s claim that T-Mobile’s network will “one-up” both AT&T and Verizon Wireless when it rolls out its own LTE network next year. “LTE today is good, but LTE tomorrow … [read full article]

(Updated) Japanese Carrier Softbank Rumored To Be Looking At Sprint Purchase For $19 Billion

Update: According to BloombergSprint is confirming talks with SoftBank over a “substantial investment.”  Any concerns Deutsche Telekom might have over a possible MetroPCS bidding war with Sprint may be unnecessary if a new round of rumors about Sprint Nextel Corp are correct. According to Japan’s Nikkei Newspaper, Softbank Corp, Japan’s third largest mobile phone company is in “advanced” talks to buy a … [read full article]

T-Mobile Says MetroPCS LTE Smartphones Will Work On T-Mobile’s LTE Network

While many are focused on the possible technological differences between T-Mobile and MetroPCS, one man who isn’t concerned is T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer, Neville Ray. According to Ray, the key in this deal is that both companies have moved toward a similar next-generation LTE network on the AWS 1700 band. In fact, Ray says the a key part of this … [read full article]

Sprint Considering Deutsche Telekom Counter-Offer For MetroPCS?

I think we could have predicted a bit of opposition from Sprint on T-Mobile’s proposed merger with MetroPCS, but a counter-offer isn’t what I had in mind. According to the old “people familiar with the matter,” Sprint is looking at the numbers and holding talks with financial advisors to evaluate the possibility of a counter-offer for MetroPCS. The report states that Sprint … [read full article]

What Will A T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger Look Like On A Spectrum Map?

While T-Mobile and MetroPCS execs played up the joint spectrum possibilities today, we’re curious as to what the actual spectrum makeup looks like on paper. Thankfully we have the folks at Moasik Solutions, a company that maps network coverage and they’ve provided the folks at GigaOM some nice visuals showing off T-Mobile and Metro’s network and spectrum holdings. First up is a look at … [read full article]