AT&T appears hellbent on getting T-Mobile’s precious spectrum, even if the FCC doesn’t give the full merger its blessing. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that should the deal between AT&T and T-Mobile fail, an outcome which is heavily favored at this point in time, AT&T and T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom are already in talks to develop a joint venture which would pool AT&T and T-Mobile USA’s resources together to create a sort of combined network.
Details are obviously scarce at this point as to what the joint venture would look like, and whether the two companies would continue to operate largely independent of each other, or whether the companies would pool their staff resources as well and operate as a cohesive unit.
One thing’s for sure, despite seeing the writing on the wall, it appears AT&T is not backing down from this deal anytime soon. We’ll bring you more information as we get it.