Honestly if DT wants to runs their US operations successfully they have to acquire Sprint. This is the only way to complete in the market dominated by Verizon and AT & T. Also in my opinion Sprint would not even consider any bids lower than at least 9 to 10 dollars per share. The current stock price of Sprint does not even reflect the value of the wireless spectrum that they own plus the Clearwire stake.
DT, America Movil and Telefonica all should be looking at Sprint at these market valuation levels. Perhaps internet related companies and private equity funds as well. Unfortuntely, unless there is a competitive bidding situation, the price is unlikely to be over $5-$6 per share. Remember, this probably is an all cash bid scenario unless you are looking at a Google or Microsoft bid.
recent article quote "Any bid would be very costly. Sprint’s market cap is relatively small at $10 billion, at least compared to its $35 billion in annual revenue. But, Sprint lost $2.6 billion last year and $487 million in the second quarter. The cellular company is still losing subscribers. "