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  • gxk_cpa gxk_cpa Jan 15, 2012 9:40 PM Flag

    Sprint - T-Mobile Merger?

    T-Mobile USA's parent company, Deutsche Telekom, may have to work out a union with Sprint Nextel now that the deal with AT&T is off the table. The telecommunications saga is taking another turn, with the news that T-Mobile is now turning to Sprint for a possible union.

    Deutsche Telekom's chief executive officer Rene Obermann has lost a lot of time and will now have to invest in the U.S. market or find a new way to exit the country, an option analysts regard as unlikely.

    Deutsche Telekom has limited choices: either it can invest in expanding T-Mobile's network or it can merge with another company. Now that AT&T is out of the running, Sprint has become an option. This isn't a new revelation. Deutsche Telekom had considered selling to Sprint before it fully committed to AT&T.

    Sprint has positioned itself well. "They will emerge from this with their reputation as a customer-driven company intact and shinier than ever," said Tech Crunch's Devin Coldewey.

    A victory for Sprint. Perhaps the biggest reason to celebrate is a potential to give Verizon and AT&T real competition with a T-Mobile-Sprint merger.

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