As we’re sure that most you guys are aware by now, AT&T’s attempt to buyout T-Mobile failed. Ever since then, there have been rumors that suggested that T-Mobile USA’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, was looking for alternatives. We’ve heard talks of possible mergers, and at one point it was even suggested that T-Mobile and MetroPCS were in talks about a possible merger. So far all these rumors have been rumors with nothing officially announced, at least until now when Deutsche Telekom’s chief executive, Rene Obermann, revealed (via Bloomberg) that while a complete sale of the carrier was unlikely, a merger could still be an option.

“We do not exclude any option for the T-Mobile unit in the U.S., also not a merger […] A complete sale is unlikely. You understand that I can’t say more in public on T- Mobile USA.”

Analysts have also added their input by saying that T-Mobile as a standalone company did not have any value creation, and that a merger or a network sharing agreement with other carriers such as MetroPCS or Sprint could be beneficial. Until Deutsche Telekom makes a more specific announcement, we will be keeping our eyes and ears peeled so be sure to check back with us in the future for more updates.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile.

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