According to a report from Bloomberg, they have heard it from people familiar with the matter that apparently Sprint’s owner, Japan’s SoftBank, is still hopeful that a Sprint and T-Mobile merger could take place in the future, and that they aren’t completely ruling out that possibility in the future, even if it means waiting a few more years.
Gene Kimmelman, a former Justice Department official said that in order for a merger to happen again in the future, at least one of the two companies would need to be in financial trouble. “You would need to see a pretty significant reversal of fortunes across both companies — Sprint and T-Mobile — for the antitrust enforcers to change their views. You’d have to see a clear demonstration of a company in jeopardy.”
Of course we suppose anything’s possible and who’s to say what will happen in the next month or the next year? Or for all we know, T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom, could find another buyer for the company, something that they have been apparently looking for since several years ago.