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Claure’s crack-up trumps Legere’s spectrum tantrum

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The U.S. telecom industry went completely bananas this week. By the end of the week, two carrier CEOs were cursing each other out in 4-letter words, one carrier’s Washington shop was calling out another’s “unmitigated gall,” one carrier released an … Continue reading


T-Mobile doesn’t get the extra spectrum goody it wanted, but all other options remain

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Maybe John Legere should have checked with SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son – who last year was going to install Legere as head of a combined Sprint/T-Mobile if Mr. Son had sold that merger to regulators – before pressing the lobbying … Continue reading


T-Mobile may be shameless, but its moves from here are critical

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John Legere wants you to know that some serious stuff is about to go down in Washington, D.C. And he wants you to get really peeved about it. Of course he didn’t put it quite that way. For his exact … Continue reading


T-Mobile’s march to full relevance runs through American TV broadcasters

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The official U.S. government policy to maintain four national wireless carriers rather than the three that many other countries enjoy has been confirmed by the government’s two firm rejections of attempts to buy out T-Mobile US Inc. It doesn’t really matter … Continue reading


Threatening not to invest in the network is “so 2009″

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Score this one for Verizon vs. AT&T. Every carrier that counts was faced with a quick decision on Wednesday. They were all scheduled to have a senior executive speak at a Wells Fargo telecom and media investors’ conference in New … Continue reading


Regulators say no to Sprint’s merger dreams, and Sprint says bye to Hesse

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The deal was never announced, so it doesn’t have to be formally withdrawn. But Sprint has decided to end its long-obvious pursuit of an acquisition of T-Mobile US. The key problem from beginning to end: U.S. regulators would turn the … Continue reading


What to think when another bidder says they want to buy T-Mobile

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Yesterday a company you’ve probably never heard of said they want to buy T-Mobile. Is this a bidding war against Sprint and SoftBank, a ruse to get Sprint and SoftBank to formally announce their bid, or simply a publicity stunt? … Continue reading


Deal or no deal? Sprint/T-Mobile waits until September

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If there’s going to be a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, it looks like it’s not going to be announced next month. Maybe everybody should mark their calendars for Tuesday, September 2. That’s the day after the U.S. Labor Day … Continue reading