Tag Archives: DISH

SoftBank Eyeing T-Mobile As Plan B Option If Sprint Buyout Falls Through?

It’s about time another T-Mobile buyout rumor surfaced because we’ve clearly gone way to long without one of those. This time Reuters is reporting that SoftBank, the Japanese carrier is eyeing a possible deal with T-Mobile if their Sprint buyout falls through. SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom had been in talks last year about a potential deal and have had periodic discussions since then according to Reuters sources. The Sprint deal which was … [read full article]

Dish Offers $25.5 Billion Counter-Offer To Softbank’s Sprint Takeover Plan

Well, you can forget any possibility that Dish and T-Mobile will look partner up in the near future as Dish surprises with a counter offer to buy Sprint. Sprint tabled an unsolicited offer for Sprint Nextel in a challenger bid to Japan’s Softbank Corp for control of the nation’s third-largest carrier. In the deal offered by Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen, Sprint investors would get $7 per share, consisting of $4.76 … [read full article]

Dish Network Approached Deutsche Telekom About Possible Merger With T-Mobile USA

Round and round the merger talk goes, where she’ll stop nobody knows as a new report out of Bloomberg said Dish Networks approached Deutsche Telekom about possible T-Mobile USA merger. According to the report, Dish made their proposal sometime before April 10th and before Deutsche Telekom sweetened its offer for MetroPCS. According to “people familiar with … [read full article]

As MetroPCS Share Price Drops, Will Other Suitors Reconsider Making Competing Bids?

Since the announcement of the MetroPCS merger with T-Mobile USA, the company’s shares have dropped 27 percent. The decline in share price could potentially leave the door open for other suitors, including Sprint and Dish Network, though both companies seem unlikely to make bids. Given that Sprint has just announced their intent to buy 100% of Clearwire and Dish continues its search for a national carrier to partner with, MetroPCS shareholders … [read full article]

Blockbuster Video Stores To Begin Selling T-Mobile, Sprint And Verizon Phones?

While Dish Network continues to fight the FCC over the use of their spectrum, they are set to begin selling mobile phones in their rental locations as a test for Dish’s entry into the wireless market. Blockbuster had already begun selling phones on their website under the name “Blockbuster Mobile,” with devices from Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile. Now, Dish is said to be expanding the effort to their remaining 850 Blockbuster … [read full article]

MetroPCS Considering Potential Suitors, T-Mobile Among Them

A new report puts T-Mobile right back into the mix for potential suitors for MetroPCS as an “unnamed source” says MetroPCS is having “off and on” conversations with possible merger partners. None of the parties would comment, which include T-Mobile, Dish Network, and Sprint Nextel according to DealReporter.  The source says that any potential deal would include both stock and cash, though they urged caution as the conversations have not yet hit … [read full article]

The Cost To Build Out An LTE Network For T-Mobile? One Analyst Thinks $9 Billion

With the AT&T deal now nothing more than a memory, T-Mobile USA faces the daunting task of rebuilding, revitalizing and working toward the build-out of a LTE network. The cost associated with such a task? According to RBC Capital Markets analyst Jonathan Atkin, it will cost as much as $9 billion for T-Mobile purchase spectrum, build-out and deploy. Deutsche Telekom CEO told analysts this week that the company is already spending around $3 … [read full article]

Dish Network Looking To Partner With T-Mobile If AT&T Deal Fails

Dish Network, the second largest US satellite-TV provider will look to partner with T-Mobile if the AT&T bid fails, Chief Executive Officer Joseph Clayton said. Dish acquired spectrum earlier this year as part of a deal for bankrupt DBSD North America Inc. and Terrestar Networks and would look to merge those spectrum assets with T-Mobile and create a stronger competitor against AT&T and Verizon. Dish also remains interested in buying assets from … [read full article]

DISH Networks And AT&T Customers Oppose the Merger

This has to be one of the most interesting developments in this merger case, if you ask me at least.  11 AT&T customers have gone to the New York-based law firm of Bursor & Fisher to help file an arbitration demand against AT&T, proposing that the merger will be in violation of the Clayton Antitrust Act.  Attorney Scott Bursor discuses the grounds for this arbitration:  “Government enforcement is an important part of … [read full article]