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T-Mobile CEO John Legere reportedly being eyed by WeWork as its new leader

John Legere is well-known for helping to make T-Mobile into a more competitive carrier in the U.S. market, and now a new report says that another company is eyeing Legere to help it turn things around. WeWork parent company We Co. is in talks with John Legere to become its new CEO. That’s according to sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal, who say that We Co. is hoping to get a new CEO to join … [read full article]

Dish said to appeal to Deutsche Telekom for T-Mobile-Sprint deal as negotiations continue

T-Mobile and Sprint haven’t been talking publicly about their merger much lately, but the rumor mill is working to keep up in the loop with leaks and other info. Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen is reportedly in talks with U.S. regulators and T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom about a deal that would see Dish become a competitive fourth U.S. carrier, satisfying the Department of Justice and helping T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger get approval. According to [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint parent companies may ditch Huawei equipment to help gain merger approval

T-Mobile and Sprint’s parent companies are reportedly making big moves to help get the T-Mo-Sprint merger approved. T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom and Sprint parent company SoftBank have said that they will consider ending their use of Huawei network equipment, according to a report from Reuters. Deutsche Telekom has said that it’s reviewing its vendor plans in Germany and other markets. It’s said that U.S. government officials have been pressuring Deutsche Telekom to stop using … [read full article]

Some U.S. lawmakers have security concerns about T-Mobile-Sprint merger due to Sprint’s ties to Huawei

Days after a Senate antitrust subcommittee held a hearing about the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, other members of the U.S. government have begun to express concern over the deal. Members of the U.S. House have put together a draft letter arguing that a national security investigation of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger is necessary, The letter is being passed around so that it can get signatures before it’s sent to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who is leading a … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint said to be finalizing merger terms as more details of the deal leak

UPDATE: A new report from Bloomberg has a few more details on the T-Mobile-Sprint talks, claiming that the deal would value Sprint at around $24 billion. The report also claims that the current deal terms would give Deutsche Telekom a 42 percent stake and a 69 percent voting interest in the combined company.   ORIGINAL: Following a report that said that T-Mobile and Sprint are working to reach a merger agreement as soon as next week, more … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint could reach merger agreement as soon as next week

Remember a couple of weeks ago when we heard that T-Mobile and Sprint were in merger talks again? Well it sounds like the two are working to get their deal done in a hurry. T-Mobile and Sprint have made progress in their merger talks and aim to complete their negotiations as soon as next week, say sources speaking to Reuters. Those sources went on to caution that there’s no guarantee that a deal will be … [read full article]

SoftBank reportedly wants to end T-Mobile-Sprint merger negotiations

UPDATE: A new report from the Wall Street Journal also says that SoftBank wants to back out of the T-Mobile merger, while Reuters says that SoftBank is concerned about losing control of the combined company. Meanwhile, a report from CNBC claims that while there are some struggles in the talks, SoftBank is not planning to back out of the deal.   ORIGINAL: There have been many reports in recent weeks suggesting that a T-Mobile-Sprint merger was all … [read full article]

Sprint, SoftBank reportedly start informal talks with Deutsche Telekom about T-Mobile merger

After both the parent companies of Sprint and T-Mobile discussed merger deals earlier this week, a new report claims that talks between those companies have begun. Executives from both SoftBank and Sprint have started informal talks with Deutsche Telekom about a Sprint-T-Mobile merger, according to sources speaking to Bloomberg. The talks are still preliminary, and no banks have been hired yet to help work out a deal. Considering that both the CEOs of SoftBank … [read full article]

SoftBank CEO would ‘love to begin talks’ about Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Talks of a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint have popped up several times in recent years, and they’re happening again today. During a recent news conference, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son expressed interested in merging Sprint and T-Mobile. “Of all potential partners, T-Mobile is the one that would yield the most synergies, the most orthodox choice and we’d sincerely love to begin talks,” Son said, according to Reuters. He went on to say that the existing … [read full article]

SoftBank reportedly still interested in T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The rumors of a T-Mobile-Sprint merger are back. A new report from Reuters claims that SoftBank is willing to give up its control of Sprint to T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom in order to get a T-Mo-Sprint merger done. While SoftBank would reportedly discuss different deals, sources say that the company is willing to cede control of Sprint and then get a minority stake in a combined T-Mo-Sprint. SoftBank hasn’t actually approached Deutsche Telekom regarding a … [read full article]