T-Mobile and Sprint are the US' third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers, respectively, but they are significantly smaller than AT&T and Verizon, who effectively have a duopoly over USA wireless service. The two network behemoths finally ended their merger discussions on Saturday after both companies failed to agree on mutual terms for the union, though they did not go into details.
A united corporation would have had more than 130 million US subscribers, just behind Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) and AT&T Inc (T.N). Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible. "However, we have agreed that it is best to move forward on our own", according to Sprint president and CEO and Softbank Board member Marcelo Claure.
With merger talk officially through, that means T-Mobile and Sprint will have to revisit their position in a marketplace where Verizon and AT&T dwarf their wireless subscriber totals.
Legere conveyed to Mr. Claure that T-Mobile and its parent company, Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG, didn't want the deal to fall apart, the report said.
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Reports suggest that a major hurdle to the merger wasn't Sprint or T-Mobile directly, but rather the their ownership.
Deutsche Telekom, which has toyed with options for its USA business for years, put a courageous face on the unravelling of the deal on Saturday night, saying T-Mobile would continue its successful growth strategy.
An added wrinkle was Sprint's negotiations with cable companies Comcast Corp and Charter Communications Inc.
The two companies came close to announcing a merger in 2014 but called it off at the last minute due to regulatory concerns. Worse, Sprint owner SoftBank appears to be running low on options to deal with the considerable amount of debt Sprint carries. But President Donald Trump has also made populist comments on antitrust and prioritized job creation as a key platform.