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7/21/14Slim to Bid For T-Mobile? (Telecom Ramblings)

The Wall Street Journal speculated over the weekend that Carlos Slim and his company America Movil might make a big move north of the border. And of course in the US mobile market, there is only one target getting that sort of attention - T-Mobile USA. Just what the US telecommunications markets need: another foreign billionaire? Slim [...]

7/4/14DT's Niek Jan van Damme misleads over wholesale (Communications Breakdown)

Niek Jan van Damme, MD of Telekom Deutschland, gave his view on networks after the EC approved the E-Plus/O2 merger. Van Damme applauds the merger, as part of ongoing consolidation, but has two objections. One is that E-Plus/O2 controls a disproportionate amount of spectrum. The other is that the new company agreed to giving access to wholesale customers at friendlier rates & conditions. Van

6/5/14Sprint/T-Mobile Deal Edges Toward Reality (Telecom Ramblings)

Some corporate mergers hit the markets like a meteor strike, landing all at once and with little warning. The potential Sprint/T-Mobile combination is more like a slow moving hurricane that never seems to come ashore as it waxes and wanes in strength.  But landfall looks more likely now than ever. The rumors out of Japan have [...]

5/29/14Sprint/T-Mobile, For Real This Time? (Telecom Ramblings)

Reports out of Japan say that Deutsche Telekom AG and Softbank have made a deal. Apparently, Softbank's Masayoshi Son made a proposal in mid-May and Deutsche Telekom AG has agreed, although confirmation seems to be elusive. If true, the deal would bring together Sprint and T-Mobile in the USA to create a strong #3. Of course, [...]

5/19/14Company Update (NYSE:WMT): T-Mobile taps Walmart to sell low-cost 4G tablets with limited free se... (Jutia Group)

[paidContent.org] - Adding to the T-Mobile phones Walmart already sells, the large retailer is now carrying two 4G Android tablets powered by T-Mobile's network. Both come with 200 MB of high-speed monthly data with options ... Read more on this. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), valued at $248.29B, began trading this morning at $77.11. [...]

5/1/14Stock Update (NASDAQ:CMCSA): Sprint + T-Mobile, Comcast + Time Warner Cable = ? (Jutia Group)

[24/7 Wall St.] - Maybe Sprint will buy T-Mobile , just like Comcast may buy Time Warner Cable. If either deal gets through the gauntlet of government regulation, it will be because certain assets have been sold. Read more on this. Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), valued at $135.15B, started the session at $51.78. [...]

2/26/14Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) – T-Mobile US, Inc. to Present at Morgan Stanley’s 2014 Technology, ... (Jutia Group)

[at noodls] - BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- J. Braxton Carter, Chief Financial Officer, and Neville R. Ray, Chief Technology Officer, of T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS), will speak at 1:55 p.m. Pacific Standard ... Read more on this. Morgan Stanley (MS), currently valued at $57.67B, opened at $29.92.   Looking at [...]

1/26/14Spectrum holdings in the Netherlands create opportunties, but not for Tele2 (Communications Breakdown)

Spectrum in the Netherlands has been auctioned off in 2010 and 2012, leading to the situation shown in the figure. A few things stand out: All holdings are roughly equal for the incumbents (KPN, Vodafone, T-Mobile). T-Mobile has a lot of unpaired spectrum, which could enable TD-LTE and DSL-replacement services. Tele2 has limited spectrum. This offers limited options for LTE-Advanced and

1/20/14Int’l Roundup: Reliance, Pacnet, Huawei, DT (Telecom Ramblings)

Lots going on this week already around the world, here's a quick look: Reliance Globalcom has appointed a new CEO for its offshore businesses, which consist of the Flag, Yipes, and Vanco assets. None other than Bill Barney will be taking the helm, a bit more than a year and a half after his unexpected departure [...]

1/20/14Mobile price war in US? (Telecom Ramblings)

This article was authored by Joseph Waring, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. Headline of the year: Price war in US mobile market raises fear of profit hemorrhage. Or perhaps you prefer: How T-Mobile just nuked the US mobile industry. As if that would be a bad thing. For those not familiar with the US profit machines, AT&T [...]

1/10/14Dish Gives Up On LightSquared, Is T-Mobile Next? (Telecom Ramblings)

Yesteray Dish and its billionaire chairman Charlie Ergen publicly withdrew its $2.2B bid for the restructuring wireless challenger LightSquared. The move comes just as the trial starts into whether Ergen was buying LightSquared debt he wasn't allowed to buy in order to swing the auction his way. LightSquared got itself into its current mess by making [...]

1/6/14TMobile Buys $2.4B Worth Of Spectrum From Verizon (Telecom Ramblings)

According to an SEC filing this morning, T-Mobile US has made another move to boost its spectrum holdings. They've done a deal with Verizon Wireless involving both cash and a spectrum exchange to give them more depth form future LTE expansion. T-Mobile US will be parting with $2.365B in cash plus some AWS and PCS spectrum [...]

1/6/14Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) ~ T-Mobile to buy some spectrum licences from Verizon for $... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - T-Mobile US Inc said it would buy some spectrum licenses from Verizon Wireless for about $2.4 billion in cash. The deal includes certain 700 Megahertz A-Block spectrum licenses in the United States, T-Mobile ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), currently valued at $138.51B, started trading this morning at [...]

1/3/14Company Update – AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) – AT&T Offers T-Mobile Customers Up To $450 Per Line To S... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - DALLAS, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, AT&T * is offering T-Mobile customers the opportunity to upgrade their mobile lifestyle with value of up to $450 per line when they switch to AT&T and ... Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), with a current value of $183.12B, started [...]

12/19/13Dish Eyeing a Rematch With Softbank? (Telecom Ramblings)

Hot on the heels of the WSJ report that Sprint is looking at buying T-Mobile comes another that has Dish ominously looking at the same thing. Is Charlie Ergen spoiling for a rematch with Masayoshi Son? Actually, I take the idea of Dish buying T-Mobile a bit more seriously than I do Sprint. It would be easier [...]

12/15/13Sprint Supposedly Eyeing T-Mobile USA, For Real This Time? (Telecom Ramblings)

Just before the weekend got rolling, the Wall Street Journal dropped yet another of its wireless rumor merger bombs. Apparently, Sprint is working on plans to buy T-Mobile USA. If you think you've heard that before, it's because you've definitely heard that before. The situation has changed, but has it changed enough? One of the main [...]

11/19/13T-Mobile USA Raises a Couple Billion (Telecom Ramblings)

This morning T-Mobile USA announced that it has agreed to sell $2B in two sets of senior notes. The reason for the new capital isn't exactly hard to divine, as the company has been saying it would raise money to buy spectrum for some time. Of course they don't have to use it for spectrum, but [...]

11/10/13DT Swoops Back In, Buys GTS Central Europe (Telecom Ramblings)

According to reports, Deutsche Telekom has indeed agreed to buy GTS Central Europe, or at least most of it, giving it a deeper fiber footprint throughout eastern Europe. The price tag was €546M doesn't include the company's Slovakian assets, which will apparently remain in the hands of the company's private equity owners for now. Since May, GTS [...]

11/5/13Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) – T-Mobile U.S. third-quarter subscriber growth tops Stre... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc, the No. 4 U.S. mobile provider, reported third-quarter subscriber growth well ahead of expectations on Tuesday, and showed it was putting pressure on market leaders Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. T-Mobile shares rose 3.6 percent in premarket trade after it reported its second straight quarter of growth [...]

7/14/13(CSCO) Cisco Systems Announces ASR 5000 Series for T-Mobile (Stock Blog Hub)

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) announced that it’s ASR 5000 Series multimedia services platform has been selected by T-Mobile to manage T-Mobile’s mobile data traffic from its new long-term evolution (LTE) network and its 2G/3G networks in the Czech Republic. Cisco’s ASR 5000 routing platform has the ability to optimize video transmissions while managing traffic efficiently. It [...]

6/14/13(AAPL) T-Mobile Hikes iPhone Rates (Stock Blog Hub)

The fourth-largest carrier in the U.S., T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) recently decided to hike the installment payment rates of Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) iPhone 5 by $50, after selling the device for a reduced rate last month. Unavailability of Apple Inc.’s iPhones in its smartphone portfolio coupled with the lack of 4GLTE spectrum has led to a [...]

6/9/13Softbank Looks to Make Sprint Jealous, Ogles T-Mobile (Telecom Ramblings)

This week could be yet another watershed moment in the ongoing M&A soap opera that is Softbank/Dish/Sprint/Clearwire.  And just to make things even more complicated, over the weekend the buzz was about Softbank's Plan B should Sprint spurn their offer. Yep, they're floating the possibility of a bid for T-Mobile USA. Sprint's shareholders vote this week [...]

6/5/13Other Than DT, Who Might Bid For GTSCE? (Telecom Ramblings)

As a helpful reader pointed out, the rumored move by DT on GTS Central Europe was just the initial bit of information and apparently there's actually an auction to be had. So let's engage in a bit of idle speculation.  Who might fit the bill? Who would pay up for deep fiber in Eastern and [...]

5/29/13Euro Roundup: Megafon, Telefonica, euNetworks, Orange, DT (Telecom Ramblings)

This week is a bit slow in the US when it comes to news, but there's been plenty going on in Europe already. Two alliances, a dark fiber deal, and a billing solution outsourcing: The Spanish incumbent Telefonica has another major strategic partner lined up, this time aiming at the Russian market. Yesterday they and MegaFon [...]

4/27/13(PCS) MetroPCS Communications Receives Revised Deal Term (Stock Blog Hub)

MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS) has received another bid offer from T-Mobile USA, subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG to woo shareholders who stood against the proposed merger. Last week, T-Mobile, in its final offer to MetroPCS, reduced the combined company’s debt burden by $3.8 billion to $11.2 billion. The latest amendments in the deal terms were [...]

4/18/13(AAPL) T-Mobile Drives Subscriber Growth (Stock Blog Hub)

T-Mobile USA – the fourth-largest telecom carrier in the U.S. and also a business arm of Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG – reported an improvement in subscriber growth in the ongoing financial quarter. T-Mobile USA gained 3,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2013 as compared with a loss of 261,000 subscribers in the prior-year quarter. Unavailability of [...]

4/10/13Deutsche Telekom Yields Some Last Minute Ground (Telecom Ramblings)

As the shareholder vote at MetroPCS loomed this Friday, Deutsche Telekom faced the possibility that it's proposed merger with T-Mobile USA might not carry the day. Speculation had been rising for weeks that they would blink, and in fact that's exactly what they have now done - to an extent. The German giant sweetened the deal [...]

4/4/13Is Deutsche Telekom About to Blink? (Telecom Ramblings)

With the MetroPCS shareholder showdown just eight days away, it appears that Deutsche Telekom may be about to blink. It's been some six months since they made the bid, which would simultaneously boost T-Mobile USA's spectrum position and distance the German incumbent from its US progeny. Large shareholders have been agitating for a better offer for [...]

1/18/13The case against technology-neutral spectrum (Communications Breakdown)

Rewheel showed that 'independent challengers' add a lot to competition in mobile markets in Europe. The E5 (DT, FT, TEF, TI, VOD) have a combined market share of 80% across 27 nations. There are indie challengers in 14 of those. In the other 13, minimum prices can be 140% higher. Competition in telecoms is limited as a result of an extremely high entry barriers. In fixed markets, it is legacy

11/29/12Apple Inc. (AAPL) Gets A Boost From BAML Thanks To T-Mobile (ValueWalk.com)

The iPhone's expected launch with T-Mobile is giving some analysts slightly more optimistic expectations about shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) this morning. Bank of America Merrill Lynch has just released an updated report on the stock. There’s speculation that Deutsche Telekom AG (ADR) (PINK:DTEGY) will introduce the iPhone on the T-Mobile network in early December at its [...]

10/17/12Deutsche Telekom Unveils New EdgeCast-Powered ADN (Telecom Ramblings)

Deutsche Telekom ICCS, the international wholesale arm of the German incumbent, has made a move deeper into the CDN market. Today they unveiled an Application Delivery Network based on EdgeCast's CDN technology.  The service is aimed at powering information portals and e-commerce applications. Of course, this is not the first time DT has worked with EdgeCast [...]

10/10/12(DT) Thoratec: A Strong Buy (Stock Blog Hub)

Potential growth prospects in the Destination Therapy (DT) market and raised guidance have helped Thoratec Corp. (THOR), provider of mechanical circulatory support devices, achieve a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) on October 03, 2012. Moreover, the company has delivered positive earnings surprises in three of the last four quarters with an average beat of 8.01%. With [...]

10/10/12(PCS) MetroPCS Communications Finalizes Merger Plan (Stock Blog Hub)

MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (PCS) and Deutsche Telekom AG (DTEGY), parent company of T-Mobile USA have finally settled for a merger deal. The two companies have signed a definitive agreement on a proposed merger of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS. The proposed agreement has been approved by the Board of Directors of both MetroPCS and Deutsche Telekom, but [...]

10/5/12TMobile/MetroPCS Poll Results: Strategic, Logical, and Defensive (Telecom Ramblings)

Yesterday's poll will remain open for a while yet, but I found the results after the first day to be somewhat enlightening. The three most common adjectives that Telecom Ramblings readers picked to describe T-Mobile USA's planned merger with MetroPCS have been, interestingly enough, 'strategic', 'logical', and 'defensive'. Those are currently followed by yet more reasonably [...]

10/4/12Sprint Preparing Counter Offer For MetroPCS (Telecom Ramblings)

[company id="s"] may not take the DT/MetroPCS deal lying down. Reports this morning say that the company is preparing a counter bid for MetroPCS.  DT is said to be prepared for such an eventuality.  But regardless, we may have an auction on our hands. It's not as if Sprint couldn't have bid for MetroPCS before, but [...]

10/3/12T-Mobile/MetroPCS: Done Deal (Telecom Ramblings)

It's official, Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS have come to terms and the German giant's T-Mobile USA unit will merge with smaller rival MetroPCS. The combined AWS spectrum will give T-MobileUSA's LTE plans a nice boost in major metro areas where MetroPCS is strong. The deal is structured so as to give T-Mobile USA a US listing [...]

10/2/12T-Mobile USA Prepares to Pounce on MetroPCS (Telecom Ramblings)

With the tw telecom rumor now receding somewhat into waiting mode, we have another merger rumor in the telecom world, this time it's in wireless and it has teeth. T-Mobile is apparently poised to pounce on its smaller rival MetroPCS, looking to rejuvenate their US presence with an existing, if small, LTE buildout already in [...]

9/27/12MegaFon, Lattelecom, and DT Open New Route to Russia (Telecom Ramblings)

There's a new network route connecting western Russia with Germany and its main Frankfurt hub. Russia's MegaFon has teamed up with Latvia's Lattelecom and Germany's Deutsche Telekom to create the "Baltic highway". The new route will give carriers the option of a lower latency data corridor to complement the usual routes through Scandanavia and the Ukraine. [...]

9/23/12(COO) T-Mobile Appoints New CEO (Stock Blog Hub)

T-Mobile USA – the fourth largest telecom carrier in the U.S. – recently appointed John Legere as Chief Executive Officer, effective this month. John Legere will succeed the interim CEO Jim Alling, who will return back to his existing role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). T-Mobile’s quest for CEO began from June onwards when the former CEO [...]

9/19/12T-Mobile Names John Legere As CEO, Following A Three Month Search (Value Investing)

Deutsche Telekom AG (ADR) (PINK:DTEGY) (FRA:DTE) (ETR:DTE) announced today that John Legere will become CEO of its T-Mobile USA business unit, and will take charge on September 22. The hiring of Legere ends a three-month search by the No. 4 U.S. wireless provider to find a permanent replacement for Philipp Humm. "John is a talented and proven executive, [...]

9/19/12John Legere Resurfaces, Takes Over T-Mobile USA (Telecom Ramblings)

A few weeks shy of the first anniversary of closing of Level 3's purchase of Global Crossing, the latter's former CEO has resurfaced in a somewhat unexpected direction. John Legere has been named Chief Executive Officer at T-Mobile USA, taking over for interim CEO Jim Alling. Legere took over Global Crossing just as it entered BK [...]

8/28/12T-Mobile Is Preparing Employees To Sell Against iPhone 5 [REPORT] (ValueWalk.com)

T-Mobile is gearing up for what could be one of their most challenging quarters yet. Apple's iPhone 5 is rumored to launch in stores on September 21, and reports are already indicating that T-Mobile is preparing their employees to sell against the upcoming iPhone 5. [caption id="attachment_57205" align="aligncenter" width="557"] iPhone 5 Mockup[/caption] The report, which comes from [...]

8/8/12Network Roundup: XO, Level 3, DT, NTT (Telecom Ramblings)

A quick survey of some of the other news from network operators from this week, including a contract win for XO, two for Level 3, some more M2M from DT, and cloud progress for NTT: [company id='xoho'] broke its relative silence with an interesting contract win via its partners Intelisys and Richardson Communications & Consulting. They'll [...]

7/24/12T-Mobile in Merger Talks: Sources (Value Investing)

With the slow economy in recent weeks, we have seen many mergers and buyouts taking place. From defense contractors, who manufacture rocket engines for the space program, to American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) intended purchase of the Hartford Group's broker, the big news on Wall Street has been of companies merging with other companies in order to [...]

7/5/12Shell Extends 1 Billion Euro deal with Deutche Telekom’s T-Systems (ValueWalk.com)

Bloomberg reports that the Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) decided to extend its 1 billion-euro contract with Deutsche Telekom AG (ETR:DTE) (FRA:DTE)’s T-Systems for the company to continue to manage its data center infrastructure. Shell’s contract renewal with Deutche Telekom was not yet officially confirmed but the sources of the information were two individuals who have knowledge about [...]

7/3/12T-Mobile Restores Coverage to Customers (ValueWalk.com)

T-Mobile, a subsidiary of Germany-based of Deutsche Telekom AG (FRA:DTE) (ETR:DTE) (PINK:DTEGY),, is one of the leading data service providers in the U.S. Today T-Mobile announced that it restored full service following an outage that affected data service on its cellular network, writes AllThingsD. In its statement to the news site, the cellular network provider said, "T-Mobile experienced a network data issue [...]

7/2/12MasterCard Partners with T-Mobile on NFC Mobile Payments in Europe (Value Investing)

Deutsche Telekom AG (FRA:DTE) (PINK:DTEGY)(ETR:DTE)'s T-Mobile and credit card company Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) are getting ready to launch NFC Mobile payment systems in Europe. The companies plan to set up the program in Poland around Q3 with other countries, including Germany, soon following after. So far, the United States is not part of the deal. Rolling out NFC [...]

6/27/12T-Mobile CEO Resigns, Will Join Deutsche Telekom (Value Investing)

T-Mobile announced Wednesday that Phillip Humm, chief executive officer has put in his resignation, effective immediately. His place will be taken temporarily by chief operations officer Jim Alling until a new CEO is appointed by the company. The company offered no comment on Humm’s abrupt departure, saying only that he was seeking career opportunities outside of [...]

6/25/12T-Mobile USA strikes conclusive spectrum deal agreement with Verizon (Value Investing)

T-Mobile USA has managed to arrive at a spectrum deal with Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) wireless. Although financial dynamics surrounding the deal are still in the dark, the inked agreement has not failed to grasp the attention of the market. One particularly notable thing about the deal is the game changing capabilities that it has. Both sides are [...]

6/21/12Samsung Galaxy S III Launches In US, Available On T-Mobile (ValueWalk.com)

Samsung Galaxy S III is now available to customers in the United States through T-Mobile.  Verizon, Spring, and AT&T are expected to sell their versions of the phone later on this summer. T-Mobile is selling both the blue and white versions. If you want to pay less for this phone, you'll have to wait until the [...]


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