Tag Archives: merger

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]

MetroPCS Announces Bring-Your-Own-Device Program Opening Up Network To T-Mobile Devices

Looks like those rumors on T-Mobile supported devices heading to MetroPCS shelves on June 12th were spot on as the company launched a bring-your-own-device service this morning. The service, which supports GSM-based Android phones and specific versions of Apple’s iPhone. The news, which had leaked back on June 4th but was already confirmed by both T-Mobile and MetroPCS execs highlights T-Mobile’s plan to offer more than MetroPCS’ current line of … [read full article]

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]

Leaked Screenshots Show Two T-Mobile Based Devices Heading To MetroPCS, Bring Your Own Phone Begins June 12th

We knew this day would come and thanks to a trio of screenshots leaked to the boys at PhoneArena, we know an actual date. Beginning June 12th, MetroPCS customers will have the opportunity to use compatible unlocked GSM phones which include iPhones, Android, Windows Phone and certain feature phones. There’s no telling just how many devices out of the Android lineup Metro customers will be able to choose from, but it’s … [read full article]