Mar 8th, 2011

What is one way the number three and number four wireless carriers in the US might plan on take a bigger claim over the airwaves? By means of a merger. A new report is claiming Sprint is in talks with Deutsche Telekom to buy out their stake in T-Mobile, though no deals have been struck. Talks have apparently been going back and forth for some time now, but disagreements on the value of T-Mobile may mean nothing ever comes of the discussions.

Deutsche Telekom isn’t denying the reports, saying that “all options are open” when it comes to how the company will move forward with their US branch of T-Mobile. If a deal is made with Sprint, DT could reportedly hold up to a 50 percent stake in the resulting merger, leaving them far from removed from the equation.

[via BusinessWeek]

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