If a new report is to be believed then Sprint has got its wandering eye on yet another mobile carrier. This time around Sprint is being linked with FreedomPop, a relatively small wireless carrier. Apparently Freedompop is being courted by a couple of companies, which includes Sprint. So far there has been no official confirmation of this report so do take it with a grain of salt.
We had been hearing for quite a long time that Sprint is interested in acquiring T-Mobile. It was even reported at one stage that financing had been arranged and that the deal only required approval from the board. But that never happened, instead Sprint gave up on T-Mobile, and while the latter is open to a sale it is currently happy being on its own.
USA Today reports that Freedompop might be picked up by some company, that might turn out to be an unnamed “large U.S. technology company,” or the country’s third largest carrier, Sprint. The acquisition isn’t likely to provide a big boost to Sprint’s subscriber base but it might fulfill the company’s need for growth.
There has been no comment on this report from spokespersons for both Sprint and Freedompop so it cannot be confirmed through an official source whether or not talks have begun. If an acquisition is likely to happen perhaps we’ll hear about it in subsequent reports.