Photo via: TmoNews

T-Mobile and Sprint have been reported on and off for months about a potential deal that would see the two US carriers merge into one major carrier. Rumors stirred up last month as reports suggested the two carriers could announce the deal by the end of October, but here we are on October 30th and still nothing. And it looks like it’ll stay that way, according to reports out of Nikkei and The Wall Street Journal.

In the reports, it suggests SoftBank, Sprint’s parent company, is having difficulty agreeing on how the merged business would look after the deal closed. Specifically, it remained unclear as to which company would own the larger stake, whether it be SoftBank or T-Mobile’s parent, Deutsche Telekom. Ideally, it would be Deutsche Telekom since T-Mobile has many more subscribers and network coverage, but this theory isn’t mentioned by either reports’ source.

SoftBank is expected to approach Deutsche Telekom tomorrow to “propose ending the talks.” This is an interesting line since all the company’s doing is proposing to call off the deal. This means we could still see the merger take place at some point down the line. At least for now, however, don’t expect either company to make a surprise announcement on Halloween.


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

One Comment

  1. […] weeks and weeks of speculation from heated reports that flew in like hawks, T-Mobile and Sprint have both announced […]



Leave a Comment

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s