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Deutsche Telekom Pitches U.S. Deal After Years Trying: Timeline

Stefan Nicola, Thomas Seal
Deutsche Telekom Pitches U.S. Deal After Years Trying: Timeline

After 17 mostly difficult years in the U.S., Tim Hoettges has brokered a deal that would be Deutsche Telekom AG’s defining moment -- if regulators let it through. Deutsche Telekom’s chief executive officer this weekend hammered out the details of T-Mobile US Inc.’ $26.5 billion acquisition of Sprint Corp. with his counterpart at SoftBank Group Corp., Masayoshi Son. “This is the result of a long back story,” Hoettges said on a call with reporters Monday.