Google has partnered with Sprint, Orange, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom (owner of T-Mobile US), and more alongside the GSMA to push for an improved messaging system to replace the aging and limited SMS/MMS service we currently use. The RCS (Rich Communications Services) standard will be used to achieve this.
With the use of RCS, a standard ... Read More »
T-Mobile is a company on the rise and it’s quickly becoming quite attractive to other companies looking to expand. Several companies have reportedly talked to Deutsche Telekom about purchasing T-Mobile, notably Dish. But now another cable giant is coming into the picture, with German publication Manager Magazin reporting that Comcast is in talks ... Read More »
Iliad, the French company that was recently looking to purchase T-Mobile US, has officially ended its effort to purchase T-Mo. Several companies have attempted to purchase T-Mobile US since its resurgence in the market. Iliad was one of the more prominent players, and for a ... Read More »
T-Mobile is gearing up to become a real challenger to the larger wireless carriers in the US. They just announced a new CEO, sold some tower rights to raise $2.4 billion, and now Bloomberg is reporting their parent company Deutsche Telekom is making a move to acquire MetroPCS. The ... Read More »
Now that the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile ordeal has ended, many Magenta customers may be wondering what the future holds. We know T-Mobile is not doing too well; that was a major reason their parent company wanted to sell them.
It seems Deutsche Telekom will get pretty much all the money AT&T ... Read More »
AT&T issued a statement this afternoon announcing that AT&T and Deutsche Telekom have agreed to drop the merger bid, which had come under heavy scrutiny from the U.S. Government. AT&T and T-Mobile USA will agree to a roaming deal which will allow their phones to work on each other’s networks. In an official statement, AT&T ... Read More »
It’s becoming more and more clear that AT&T will not be allowed to buy T-Mobile USA outright. AT&T’s fourth quarter Hail Mary effort to save the deal involved selling off some of its assets to appease government opposition, including a potential selloff of customers and spectrum to Leap Wireless. The Wall Street Journal is reporting ... Read More »
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 ... Read More »
The Chicago Tribune is fully embracing the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA. In an editorial published on Monday, the Tribune scorned the Department of Justice for filing an antitrust suit against the deal, stating the move was an unnecessary mess.
The Tribune offers two main arguments for why the proposed deal between AT&T ... Read More »
August has certainly been one of the craziest months on record for the telecom industry. The month went out with a bang; the US Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit attempting to kill the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile.
In the chaos yesterday, both AT&T and Sprint issued official responses to the ... Read More »