Sunday, 20 August 2017

T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS in $1.5bn merger

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 03 October 12

Deal gives Deutsche Telekom's U.S. unit a ready-made LTE network; combined subscriber base sees operators close gap on third-placed Sprint.

T-Mobile and MetroPCS on Wednesday confirmed plans to merge, in a bid to claw back lost ground on the U.S. mobile market's big three and become consumers' low-cost operator of choice. The combined entity will have 42.5 million customers, bringing it closer to nearest rival and third-biggest operator Sprint, which ended the second quarter with 56.4 million. T-Mobile and MetroPCS together are expected to have pro forma revenues of around $24.8 billion in 2012. T-Mobile's recently-appointed chief executive, John Legere…

T-Mobile and MetroPCS on Wednesday confirmed plans to merge, in a bid to claw back lost ground on the U.S. mobile market's big three and become consumers' low-cost operator of choice. The combined entity will have 42.5 million customers, bringing it closer to nearest rival and third-biggest operator Sprint, which ended the second quarter with 56.4 million. T-Mobile and MetroPCS together are expected to have pro forma revenues of around $24.8 billion in 2012. T-Mobile's recently-appointed chief executive, John Legere…

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