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SoftBank CEO meeting with FCC today, T-Mobile merger discussion on the agenda

Until SoftBank/Sprint makes an official bid for Deutsche Telekom’s controlling stake in T-Mobile US or makes an official statement that it’s not interested, rumors will continue regarding the possible merger. Today, WSJ reports that Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank and Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint will be meeting with the FCC. Although there are many things to be discussed during the meeting, it’s expected that Son will put forward a case to try … [read full article]

Legere okay with Sprint/T-Mobile merger as long as he’s in charge?

John Legere has become one of the most prominent figures in the wireless industry since taking over at T-Mobile around 16 months ago. Thanks to his style, demeanor and business approach, he – and T-Mobile with him – has become unavoidable. Whether or not its just a public persona for the sole purpose of personifying T-Mobile’s new-found Maverick brand will be argued for a while yet. In an interview with NPR a couple … [read full article]

T-Mobile Execs Explain Why AT&T Is Target Of Company Marketing, Possible Sprint Merger

T-Mobile’s targeting of AT&T inside their marketing campaigns has certainly brought plenty of attention and T-Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert explained why  at an Investor conference earlier this morning. Sievert explained that T-Mobile focuses its attention on AT&T because it has the largest group of dissatisfied customers: “They combine two things: being big and being bad.” While Sprint may … [read full article]

Analysts Continue To See Sprint, T-Mobile Merger As Increasingly Unlikely

Well, it’s been a little over a week since we’ve had any stories about T-Mobile and XXXX as a target for a potential buyout or merger. That’s good news (though not a record) and analysts continue to express doubts that a deal with Sprint is likely given T-Mobile’s “revival” and Sprint’s 4G network upgrade. Craig Moffett, of Moffett Research is just one of a many wireless analysts throwing a wrench in the … [read full article]

Dish CEO Charlie Ergen Talks Challenges To Potential T-Mobile Merger

The sign in the lobby of the corporate headquarters of Dish Network is seen in the Denver suburb of Englewood

Rumors of a Dish Network, T-Mobile tie-up never seem to go away but a new sound bite from Dish CEO Charlie Ergen might quell some of those rumors. As Dish Network posted their second-quarter financial results, there’s plenty of lingering conversation about how Dish will break into the wireless space. When the topic finally turned to a potential T-Mobile tie-up, Ergen stated that any deal with T-Mobile “may be a … [read full article]

T-Mobile Boosts MetroPCS Coverage With 15 Additional Markets, New Plan And Smartphones

  T-Mobile is making good on its promise to expand MetroPCS coverage with the launch of 15 additional markets less than three months after finalizing their merger. MetroPCS will introduce two new smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 521 and LG Optimus F3 in the new cities along with six additional models and the company’s bring your own device option. Wait, that’s not all as MetroPCS also introduces a “$40, period” rate plan that includes … [read full article]

Investor Sees T-Mobile As Takeover Target For Dish Network, Sprint

John Paulson, the billionaire hedge-fund manager and one-time opponent of the T-Mobile/MetroPCS rumor is now calling the new company a “likely takeover target” for Dish Network or Sprint. Paulson, who become a 2.3 percent shareholder in T-Mobile US when the company merged with MetroPCS will hold his stake in the company in anticipation of more consolidation in the industry. Paulson sent a letter to clients today, which was obtained by Bloomberg News … [read full article]

AT&T To Acquire Leap Wireless For $1.19 Billion Dollars

In a slightly shocking move, AT&T announced it has agreed to acquire Leap Wireless for $1.19 billion in cash. The deal, which works out to $15 per share for Leap shareholders is a 88% premium on the Leap closing price this afternoon. AT&T announced the deal includes Leap’s licenses, network assets, retail stores and around five million subscribers. Leap has long been tossed around as a possible acquisition target for T-Mobile[read full article]

Will T-Mobile Consider Making A Run At Leap Wireless?

There hasn’t been a shortage of T-Mobile takeover, merger, acquisition rumors in as long as I can remember, but at least this time around T-Mobile is yet again considered a potential buyer. According to Macquarie Capital analyst Kevin Smithen the timing may be right for a T-Mobile takeover of Leap Wireless. “T-Mobile’s share price has appreciated from around $15-per-share to $24-per-share, making a stock deal for Leap more palatable in our view,” he … [read full article]

With Sprint Off The Table, Will Dish Turn Its Attention To T-Mobile?

With Dish Network abandoning its attempt to scoop up Sprint Nextel out from under SoftBank, the question now becomes where will they look next? Dish has made it perfectly clear that it wants to succeed and work in the wireless space, which begs the question about where they go from here? As it stands today, Dish holds 40MHz of 2GHz spectrum and a small portion of 700MHz spectrum. Analysts of course suggest … [read full article]