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T-Mobile US explores takeover of Sprint: source


The latest negotiations come after Reuters reported earlier this year that Japan's SoftBank was prepared to give up control of Sprint to clinch a merger with T-Mobile, and only retain a minority stake in the combined company.


Sprint and T-Mobile, which is controlled by Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG, are still weeks away from an agreement, and have not settled on a share exchange ratio or even started performing due diligence on each other, the source added.


Despite potential antitrust risks, investors have long expected a deal between T-Mobile and Sprint, the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless service providers, hoping for cost cuts and other synergies.


T-Mobile has been gaining share from larger U.S. competitors AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc in a saturated U.S. wireless market, through network improvements and lower prices.


SoftBank previously abandoned talks to acquire T-Mobile and merge it with Sprint three years ago, amid opposition from U.S. antitrust regulators.




READ MORE (Yahoo Finance)


  • T-Mobile and Sprint Could Be Looking to Merge—AgainYahoo Finance
  • Will T-Mobile (TMUS) And Sprint (S) Ever Tie The Knot?Nasdaq
  • SoftBank CEO Says T-Mobile-Sprint Deal Will Lift CompetitionBloomberg
  • Sprint back in merger talks with T-MobileNew York Post
  • Sprint T-Mobile Deal: Carriers Restart Talks About Potential MergerInternational Business Times
  • T-Mobile and Sprint may finally be getting togetherCNET
  • T-Mobile and Sprint Shares Pop on Renewed Merger ChatterYahoo Finance
  • Sprint, T-Mobile said to hash out terms to bring deal closerHouston Chronicle
  • T-Mobile and Sprint in talks of a merger, againGSMArena.com


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