CEO of Sprint Dan Hesse spoke to The Financial Times this morning about the companies future in Wimax (LTE technology) and ventured onto the subject of a possible merger with T-Mobile USA. Dan conceded that there’s “logic” to exploring a merger with T-Mobile USA in the event that they both move to LTE for their next-gen networks. Although as of right now T-Mobile USA has given little to no information as to its plans or future in the realm of Wimax or 4G.
Now we realize that this is merely conjecture at this point, but with T-Mobile parent owner Deutsche Telekom reportedly seeking to sell T-mobile USA off in the past, it lends some credence to the possibility of a future merger. The Financial Times also reports that the idea of a Sprint deal was rejected back in 2008 on grounds that the two have incompatible networks.
It is no secret that neither company has the firepower to compete with AT&T or Verizon right now, and that they sit in 3rd and 4th place in the Carriers department, but what if they merged? Could a Sprint T-mobile combination give AT&T or Verizon a run for their money? We will have to wait and see….
Source: Engadget Mobile
Category: Mobile News
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