T-Mobile USA Reported to Be in Merger Talks with MetroPCS

Posted in TELECOM NEWS
at 2015.10.20
Deutsche Telekom is reported to have renewed discussions with the USA based regional network, MetroPCS regarding a possible merger with its own T-Mobile USA network. The two companies were last reported to be in talks back in late 2009.

Citing two unnamed people familiar with the talks, Deutsche Telekom has been considering a stock-swap transaction and then the listing of the enlarged company on the US stock exchange.
One stumbling block could be that MetroPCS is a CDMA based operator, although it is deploying an LTE overlay which would fit better with T-Mobile’s network.
Other options being considered include an outright sale of T-Mobile USA or a stand-alone stock market floatation. Deutsche Telekom is reported to be in talks with other companies as well.
The talks come after regulators blocked the planned merger of AT&T with T-Mobile USA, although that then lead to AT&T handing over a chunk of its radio spectrum in compensation as well as a hefty fee to Deutsche Telekom

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