|Bid||N/A x N/A|
|Ask||N/A x N/A|
|Day's Range||90.92 - 92.92|
|52 Week Range||83.10 - 147.75|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.01|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||17.04|
|Earnings Date||Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.90 (0.98%)|
|1y Target Est||159.14|
(Bloomberg) -- Makan Delrahim, the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust chief, is trying to shape a deal combining T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. that he can pitch as a win for consumers. Here’s how he may do it.If the $26.5 billion deal is approved, it’s likely to include conditions that give satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp. enough airwaves, prepaid customers and network access to emerge as a new national wireless competitor.That would allow T-Mobile and financially struggling Sprint to merge and create a stronger No. 3 rival to AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. Dish’s role would satisfy the government’s longstanding demand that there be four national mobile-service companies remaining.“The right deal could be a genuine win for consumers, and if Delrahim structures it right, the facts and history will stand by him,” said Jonathan Chaplin, an analyst with New Street Research LLC.The Justice Department is nearing a final decision. While the broad outline of an accord has been established, key issues are still being debated -- including possible limits on Dish’s ambitions as a wireless carrier. The company owns billions of dollars in unused airwaves that could be tapped to create an even more formidable competitor if it’s free to obtain sufficient outside investment to build its own network, according to people familiar with the matter.Under that broad outline, Sprint’s airwaves would land in more financially stable hands. The No. 4 U.S. carrier has the most mobile-phone spectrum in the U.S. but has limited ability to build a network given its years of losses and financial constraints. Combining with No. 3 T-Mobile would solve those problems.Opponents LurkEven if Delrahim gives his blessing, he’ll still have to convince opponents that consumers won’t see higher prices and fewer choices. One point he’ll likely to highlight is that the deal provides a path to putting Dish’s trove of airwaves to work. The department declined to comment.Skeptics point out that the track record for competitors created by divestitures has been dismal. French communications firm Iliad SA became Italy’s fourth carrier last year after buying assets divested by two larger rivals that merged. Iliad had an initial surge in subscriber growth, followed by a slowdown across the sector.“The premise that this deal will be good for everyone may be a little overly optimistic,” said Phil Berenbroick of Public Knowledge, a consumer advocacy group in Washington. “It’s obvious how harmful they think the deal is if they have to create a remedy as extravagant as this.”New KidThe shift to wireless will be a challenge for Dish, which is better known as the second-largest U.S. satellite TV provider. Dish has no experience selling phones or operating a mobile service. As part of the deal taking shape, the company would take over fewer than 9 million prepaid customers from Sprint to get its wireless business started. But that’s a tiny runway to competing against incumbent carriers with 10 times more subscribers.The future looks better for T-Mobile. With Sprint’s spectrum, it will have nearly twice the wireless capacity of any other carrier. The company’s cost per gigabyte, a measure of how expensive it is to deliver service, will be cut in half, Chaplin said.“If that isn’t a recipe for lower prices and share gains, I don’t know what is,” he said.Judgment DayThe merger has already won a nod from the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, provided the combined company divests its Boost prepaid business, freezes prices and deploys a 5G network that would cover 99% of the U.S. population within six years.If the Justice Department approves, T-Mobile and Sprint would gain an important ally as they fight a lawsuit challenging the merger brought in June by 13 states and the District of Columbia. The states argue the tie-up will harm competition and lead to higher prices.Chaplin said investors may provide a crucial clue when the Justice Department announces its now-expected approval.“Watch what happens to the stock price of AT&T and Verizon on the day the deal is announced,” he said. “That will be the best litmus test of whether the deal is good for consumers, or not. If their stock prices fall, it is probably a good deal for consumers.”\--With assistance from Todd Shields.To contact the reporters on this story: Scott Moritz in New York at email@example.com;David McLaughlin in Washington at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Nick Turner at email@example.com, Rob GolumFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said a decision by France regarding the 5G telecoms network would be based on security and performance of networks, and added that Paris would not rule out a specific operator as not being welcome. Last week, French President Emmanuel Macron said it was not the aim of France to block Huawei, nor to launch any form of technological war, a day after the U.S. government moved to blacklist the Chinese telecoms giant. "We want to carry out a careful control of this 5G deployment ... without designating an operator as unwelcome in France," Le Maire told reporters on Tuesday.
PARIS (Reuters) - France will launch the deployment of its 5G network as planned in 2020 despite current difficulties faced by China's Huawei which could push some telecoms operators to modify their source ...
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Telecom Italia would be happy to share the cost of securing 5G frequencies with other operators such as France's Iliad in addition to Vodafone, the chief executive of the Italian telecoms incumbent said. 5G frequencies were very expensive ... so it's important to share costs," CEO Luigi Gubitosi said.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish phone towers group Cellnex may consider a takeover bid for British tower company CTIL, but could not afford to invest in France's TDF after agreeing to buy 10,700 sites in France, ...
PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) - French tycoon Xavier Niel has agreed a 2.7 billion euro (2.3 billion pounds) deal to sell mobile towers in France, Italy and Switzerland to Cellnex as he seeks to bolster the finances of his telecoms group Iliad. Iliad burnt through 1.44 billion euros in cash in 2018, twice as much as in 2017, and has lost half its market value over the last year. The deal by billionaire Niel, considered a maverick in France's telecoms sector, follows a similar one by French rival Bouygues Telecom in 2017 under which it sold about 3,000 mobile sites to Cellnex for 900 million euros.
Iliad S.A. ("Iliad") announces today that it entered into a series of agreements with Cellnex to form a strategic partnership with respect to the Group's passive mobile telecom infrastructure in France and Italy. In France, Iliad has entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale of 70% of the company that manages its mobile telecom infrastructure equivalent to 5,700 sites. In Italy, Iliad Italia has signed an agreement for the sale of the entire capital of the company that manages its mobile telecom infrastructure equivalent to 2,200 sites.
Telecoms group Orange's quarterly revenues in France fell for the first time in two years, highlighting the tough competitive environment in the country where rivals are engaged in a race to win market share. First-quarter sales in France, which represents more than 40 percent of its activity, dropped by 1.8 percent on a comparable basis to 4.41 billion euros (£3.8 billion). The French telecoms market remains one of the toughest in Europe, with Orange's rivals Altice Europe, Bouygues Telecom and Iliad all controlled by billionaires who have failed to consolidate their position in the market through mergers over the past few years.
France's AMF stock market regulator said it had fined telecoms group Iliad and Iliad's chairman, Maxime Lombardini, for incorrect financial communication regarding certain deals in 2014. The AMF's fines concerned Iliad's brief interest in T-Mobile U.S. in 2014 and to some share sales in July 2014. Iliad had denied any wrongdoing.
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