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Analysts: Sprint and T-Mobile need to merge, “aren’t independently viable at the same time”

For the past few months SoftBank CEO, Masayoshi Son has purportedly been contemplating a move to buy out Deutsche Telekom’s controlling stake in T-Mobile U.S.  Things have gone a little quiet on that front in recent times. And it’s no surprise since both the FCC and DoJ have expressed concerns over any merger between major U.S. carriers. They want four network operators. Not three. Both agree that a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile … [read full article]

Will SoftBank turn its attention to Vodafone after being put off T-Mobile?

Will they, won’t they? A month back it seemed like SoftBank’s CEO, Masayoshi Son had just one thing on his mind: Buying T-Mobile and merging it with his other property, Sprint. To most of Team Magenta, it sounded like a bad idea right from the off. Just when Tmo seemed to be doing really well, here comes news that it might get swallowed up by a bigger company from another land. For some, … [read full article]

Check out Sprint’s new offer, seem familiar?

Yesterday, it was revealed that Sprint would be offering customers a chance to earn up to $650 to switch to its Framily plan. Sound familiar? It should. It’s pretty much a term-for-term copy of T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 4.0 “Contract Freedom” phase. But, unlike Tmo’s offer, it’s only for a limited time between April 4th and May 8th. Sprint will give customers up to $300 service credit for trading in their old phone with Sprint … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Dish, Sprint and others teaming up to plead for spectrum auction changes

Not long ago, T-Mobile’s head of Federal Regulatory Affairs, spoke up regarding the unfair method used to auction off low band spectrum. The issue is that, as it stands, the FCC likes to sell off large chunks of spectrum covering wide areas. This suits the big guys fine, but for anyone who isn’t Verizon or AT&T, it’s a pain in the backside – to put it mildly. As a follow-up, Magenta … [read full article]

SoftBank CEO confirms interest in buying T-Mobile, recognizes challenges

In a television interview yesterday evening, Sprint Chairman, and SoftBank CEO, Masayoshi Son confirmed that he was interested in a deal to buy T-Mobile. The deal would combine Sprint and T-Mobile in some form of merger and help bring them in to a “real fight” with AT&T and Verizon. He believes a deal would create a “massive price war” between the nation’s four biggest carriers. Of course, he knows that a merger isn’t … [read full article]

DT Chief: T-Mobile sale unlikely in the near term

After months of speculation regarding SoftBank’s proposed takeover of Deutsche Telekom’s controlling stake in T-Mobile, it seems those rumors can be laid to rest. At least for a short while. A report by Bloomberg states that DT’s CEO, Tim Hoettges told company directors yesterday that a sale of its US carrier is unlikely to happen in the near future due to “regulatory hurdles”. In recent times we’ve heard plenty of reports that SoftBank’s CEO, … [read full article]

Son, SoftBank CEO seeking U.S. public support for Sprint/T-Mobile merger

Just when you thought we’d heard the last of Sprint and T-Mobile joining forces, a report today states that Softbank and Sprint’s chairman, Masayoshi Son will be meeting with the Chamber of Commerce. His desire is – according to WSJ – to lobby policy makers and business owners to support mergers in the wireless market. “Son plans to make a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce in Washington on March 11 … [read full article]

Reuters: Deutsche Telekom keen on U.S. exit, but in no longer in a rush to sell

A fresh report this morning claims that Deutsche Telekom is keen on selling T-Mobile as it seeks to exit the U.S. market place. According to Reuters‘ sources “familiar with the matter“, it sees its 4th position behind the likes of Verizon, AT&T and Sprint as “limiting long-term profitability“. Although T-Mobile’s position as the #4 is one of the reasons behind wanting to sell, its biggest concern is close to home in Europe. Currently, … [read full article]

SoftBank & Sprint regrouping to re-think bid, “surprised” by strong opposition

Another report, published yesterday by WSJ states that Sprint and SoftBank executives are regrouping to re-think its potential move to acquire T-Mobile. While many of us aren’t at all shocked, SoftBank and Sprint’s executives have been “surprised by the level of opposition and its public nature”. Although they were certainly expecting some opposition, and always assumed it would need to put forward a strong case for the proposed acquisition, the opposition they have … [read full article]