Login

T-Mobile USA could merge with another carrier, but a complete sale is 'unlikely,' says CEO

T-mobile store logo (1020)

After it failed to sell off T-Mobile USA to AT&T last December, Deutsche Telekom now says that it may seek to merge the company with an existing US carrier, though "a complete sale is unlikely." The remarks were made during a shareholders meeting in Germany, in which CEO Rene Obermann explained that "we must find other ways to increase the return on our capital, or to reduce our capital investment." Since the failed acquisition T-Mobile USA has gone into a period of restructuring, has which included eliminating a number of jobs throughout the company. And while no specific carriers were named as potential options for a merger, Dish — which is trying to build out an LTE network of its own — previously expressed interest in partnering up with T-Mobile should the AT&T deal fall through. Meanwhile, reports surfaced earlier this month suggesting that Deutsche Telekom was looking to merge T-Mobile with MetroPCS.

The Verge
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.