Tag Archives: Rumors

Reuters: Deutsche Telekom to keep minority stake in T-Mobile if SoftBank deal goes through

Earlier on today, reports broke from Japan stating that Deutsche Telekom had accepted a buyout offer from SoftBank for its majority stake in T-Mobile US. We assumed, as many would have, that any deal would see the Japanese carrier take ownership of DT’s entire controlling stake in the Magenta carrier. Later on, however, another report claims that DT is seeking to retain a … [read full article]

FCC a little more open to a Sprint, T-Mobile merger?

A report from the Wall Street Journal today states that some commissioners at the FCC aren’t totally against a deal between Sprint and T-Mobile. The deal would see the third and fourth most popular carriers in the States combine and create a much larger carrier, and one which could compete with Verizon and AT&T more effectively. As you’re all aware, in the past, Tom Wheeler Chairman of the FCC has expressed concerns over … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s upcoming MVNO, Univision Mobile to offer unlimited international texts and calls to Latin America

Yesterday we revealed plans that T-Mobile is planning on launching a brand new prepaid MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) as soon as next week. This new prepaid carrier will work exclusively on T-Mobile’s service and is being aimed directly at the Hispanic market. Univision – of course – is already a very well-known brand among the Hispanic community, and one which T-Mobile can leverage … [read full article]

Univision and T-Mobile partnering to launch new MVNO?

Univision has been on something of a roll this past few days. In one major announcement, it’s teamed up with Simon Cowell’s SYCO Entertainment to discover the “Ultimate Latino Boyband” with a “La Banda”. It’s also hosted its Upfront conference. But we’ve just been told about another new initiative the company’s going to be launching within the next week. We’ve heard that the company is partnering with T-Mobile to launch a new MVNO … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom wants $1 billion in compensation if proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger falls through

AT&T failed terribly when it attempted to buy out Deutsche Telekom’s controlling share in T-Mobile US back in 2011. In fact, because of the way the deal was structured and clauses put in place, T-Mo received compensation of around $4 billion including $1 billion worth of wireless spectrum. So it’s no surprise to hear that if a bid from SoftBank was to finally materialise, and a Sprint/T-Mobile merger failed, Deutsche Telekom would want … [read full article]

Dish Chairman ponders T-Mobile bid, if Sprint merger comes to nothing

“I wasn’t a very good poker player but when a bunch of drunken fools were throwing money around occasionally I was able to pick up the pot at the end of the day.” Those are the words of Dish Chairman, Charlie Ergen, on his approach to the possibility of bidding for T-Mobile or DirecTV. Dish doesn’t “have the kind of money to go outbid Sprint for T-Mobile or outbid AT&T for DirecTV,” he … [read full article]

Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse speaks on T-Mo merger and John Legere “egging” him on

Yesterday, Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse made an appearance on Bloomberg’s Market Matters where he discussed a handful of topics, including the rumored merger of Sprint and T-Mobile as well as his competitive relationship with Magenta’s CEO, John Legere. Of course, all of us want to hear from the horse’s mouth whether or not there’s any truth in the merger rumors. But as you’d expect, Hesse wasn’t keen to outright state “yes, it’s happening”. … [read full article]

Report claims Sprint/T-Mobile merger is “dead”

Network consolidation may be a must in the relatively near future. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be Sprint and T-Mobile that merge. In fact, New York Post‘s sources claim that it won’t happen and that the FCC and DoJ are very skeptical on the matter. Even going so far as to say that it’s “dead”. This would go along with another report published recently by Re/code, also claiming that … [read full article]

Report: Sprint planning summer T-Mobile bid

Bloomberg reports tonight that T-Mobile is to become subject to a buyout offer from Sprint. It’s not something we haven’t heard before, but this news comes after SoftBank/Sprint met with banks to make debt arrangements for the offer. The site’s sources claim that Sprint’s CFO, Joe Euteneuer and Treasurer, Greg Block met with six banks to make sure lenders were ready with financing packages in place for when Sprint decides to push the … [read full article]