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.
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