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T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly close to agreeing to terms of a merger

Hot on the heels of a rumor that claimed that T-Mobile and Sprint are in “active talks” about a merger, another report claims that an agreement is near. T-Mobile and Sprint are close to agreeing to terms of a merger, say sources speaking to Reuters. Once the terms are set, the two companies would perform due diligence and then the deal is expected to be complete by the end of October. It’s said that SoftBank would … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint once again rumored to be in merger talks

Rumors of a merger involving T-Mobile and Sprint are back again. T-Mobile and Sprint are in “active talks” regarding a merger, say sources speaking to CNBC. The parent companies of both carriers, Deutsche Telekom and SoftBank, have allegedly been in “frequent conversations” about a deal. The talks involve a stock-for-stock deal that result in DT being the majority owner while SoftBank would be a large minority holder. If a merger were to be completed, it’s expected … [read full article]

T-Mobile comes out on top in another U.S. mobile network report

Days after Ookla declared T-Mobile to have the fastest mobile network in the U.S., another report has come out to support Ookla’s claim. Wirefly released its 2017 Internet Speed Rankings today, saying that T-Mobile had the fastest network in the U.S. in the first half of 2017. According to the results of Wirefly’s results, T-Mobile had an overall speed of 21.06 Mbps. Verizon finished with 20.91 Mbps, AT&T had 16.33 Mbps, and Sprint had 14.82 … [read full article]

T-Mobile partnering with other three major U.S. carriers to form Mobile Authentication Taskforce

Typically when we hear about AT&T and Verizon, it’s because John Legere is mocking one of their new rate plans or some other move they’ve made. That’s not the case today, though. T-Mobile is partnering with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon to form the Mobile Authentication Taskforce. This group will work to create a mobile authentication solution that’ll fight identity risks by analyzing data and activity patterns on a network to predict whether or not a user … [read full article]

T-Mobile named fastest U.S. carrier by new Ookla report

Ookla, the company behind the popular Speedtest app, today released its 2017 U.S. Market Report on the fastest mobile networks in the U.S., and T-Mobile fared pretty well. T-Mobile has been named the fastest mobile carrier in the U.S. by Ookla. Magenta put up a Speed Score of 23.17, which incorporates the low-end, median, and top-end performance for both uploads and downloads. Ookla suggests that T-Mobile’s smaller subscriber base compared to Verizon and AT&T, as well … [read full article]

Sprint and T-Mobile reportedly resume merger talks

A couple of months ago, we heard that Sprint had paused its merger talks with T-Mobile to hold exclusive negotiations with Charter and Comcast. Well, that exclusivity period ended, and so now talks with T-Mo have resumed. Sprint is once again in talks with T-Mobile over a potential merger, says a report from Bloomberg. Sources say that if a deal were to be reached, it probably wouldn’t be announced until later in 2017 so that … [read full article]

T-Mobile wins all awards in latest OpenSignal report on U.S. networks

Earlier this year, T-Mobile tied for the most awards in OpenSignal’s State of Mobile Networks: USA report. Now the latest report shows T-Mo winning ‘em all. OpenSignal today published the August 2017 edition of its State of Mobile Networks: USA report, showing how all four major U.S. carriers performed when tested by consumers using OpenSignal’s apps. T-Mobile won out in all six categories: 4G Download Speed, 3G Download Speed, Overall Download Speed, 4G Latency, 3G … [read full article]

Sprint reportedly puts T-Mobile merger talks on hold as it negotiates partnership with Charter and Comcast

We’ve heard a lot of rumblings about a Sprint-T-Mobile merger lately, but it looks like talks of that deal may have been put on ice for now. A new report from Reuters says that Sprint has paused its merger talks with T-Mobile until the end of July. That’s because Sprint has started two months of exclusive negotiations with Charter and Comcast, sources say. Sprint is said to be talking to Charter and Comcast about a … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom reportedly preparing plans for T-Mobile and Sprint merger

It’s been a little bit since we’ve heard any news or rumors regarding a merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, but today that’s changed. A new report claims that T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom is preparing a plan to merge T-Mobile with Sprint. According to German publication Handelsblatt, DT is planning for an all-stock deal that’ll see DT take managerial control of the merged company, with the goal of keeping as much of T-Mobile’s current strategy intact … [read full article]

T-Mobile comes in a close second in Fastest Mobile Networks 2017 report

Another report on the state of US mobile networks came out today, and while T-Mobile didn’t come out on top, it came pretty darn close. The folks at PCMag today published the 2017 edition of Fastest Mobile Networks, the annual test in which it measures the performance of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon’s networks in a number of cities across the country. For 2017, four Galaxy S8 phones were used in 30 cities as well as … [read full article]