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The Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States has approved the deal and so have a few other government agencies. But it waits on the FCC.
Deutsche Telekom and SoftBank are reportedly promising to US regulators that they will get rid of Huawei equipment on all of their networks.
The combined carrier would bring big cost synergies, faster 5G deployment, more jobs to America and, yet, lower costs for consumers, the companies' two CEOs say.
The deal would value Sprint shares at $6.50 apiece. It could be announced as early as Sunday. But it would have a long road to go before it closes.
Parent companies SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom are once again hashing out how much voting interest each would get over a combined number 3 US carrier.
Install of baking apps into the firmware, the German carrier is now allowing customers to choose which apps will be installed at first boot.
Set to go on sale "this calendar quarter" across a number of leading retailers in various global markets, Qualcomm and Microsoft's Always Connected PCs will have the full backing of America's big four carriers.
A multinational telecom conglomerate expands its grasp of a fast-growing United States carrier and investors are on notice for returns.
John Legere expressed on behalf of T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom that he wants a merger with Sprint to go on. SoftBank's head honcho has been skeptical.
SoftBank is reportedly questioning if it wants to lose control of Sprint, a carrier it's been working to turn around for years.
The FCC and Department of Justice are set to look at a merger between the nation's fourth- and third-largest cellular networks. They'll be making demands.
The Japanese conglomerate is now said to be willing to have its US carrier, Sprint, move in with Deutsche Telekom's, T-Mobile.
The pick-up comes prior to what is expected to be a big October where Sprint and T-Mobile are expected to announce a merger.
Sprint and T-Mobile failed to merge back in 2014. What happens now could come down the pipes in October, say sources close to negotiations.
The two could reach a deal in weeks or, as it's happened a few times before, scrub out. Sprint has other interests it is looking to grab at.
While an acquisition seems unlikely, the newly formed alliance betweem Comcast and Charter might be very interested in "partnering" with Sprint.
SoftBank offered to give up controlling rights to a merged wireless operator in the US and it has a ready and willing new owner in Deutsche Telekom.
But with subscriber growth through the roof, T-Mobile has options it can exercise such as a link-up with Dish Networks or even Comcast.
Sources close to the matter say that the Japanese telco would be willing to let control go of ownership of the merged carrier.
The German parent company's 65 percent stake in T-Mobile has been rumored to go into the hands of a few suitors. But it will keep its grip on shares.
Parent company Deutsche Telekom may take the successful strategy T-Mobile US uses and put it in place at the struggling T-Mobile Netherlands.
Deutsche Telekom is infusing some cash into its subsidiary after it supposedly put plans to shop T-Mobile out on hold.
Wafting threats of sales bans after legal entrenchment have come between Apple and Samsung over the past few years. But as an ultimate solution is being waited upon, Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is dealing with a patent suit of its own and an oncoming stoppage of sales in Germany.
Specifically, Acacia Research Group LLC out of Texas has won a lawsuit against HTC in a German district court and has been granted an injunction that bans sales of the manufacturer’s devices through Deutsche Telekom. The ban could take effect within the month.
Acacia is a patent licensing [...]