Mobile And Sprint's Merger Plans Are Dead

Mobile And Sprint's Merger Plans Are Dead

Mobile And Sprint's Merger Plans Are Dead

The companies said they ended talks after they were "unable to find mutually agreeable terms".

Sprint and T-Mobile's have abandoned discussions about a potential merger.

"While we couldn't reach an agreement to combine our companies, we certainly recognize the benefits of scale through a potential combination".

Sprint parent company Softbank is reportedly chatting up Charter Communications about a possible merger, amid indications that Sprint's merger deal with T-Mobile US has tanked.

This would be the second time an attempted merger of Sprint, controlled by SoftBank Group Corp (T:), and T-Mobile, controlled by Deutsche Telekom (DE:), has failed. "However, we have agreed that it is best to move forward on our own", said Marcelo Claure, Sprint's CEO.

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T-Mobile has been particularly aggressive - and successful - in challenging its two larger rivals. Merger talks then seemed to break down, only to be revived again a couple days ago.

Sprint Corp and T-Mobile USA Inc said on Saturday that they officially broke off merger negotiations, ending months of back-and-forth talks that would have created the third-biggest US wireless provider. Sources had originally stated that Sprint made a decision to call off the acquisition because Deutsche Telekom was looking to get the majority of control over the entity resulting from the merger; though some Sprint executives were reportedly okay with this, others allegedly wanted more.

SoftBank plans to boost its stake in Sprint, already above 80%, by acquiring shares in the open market, people familiar with the matter said, though it won't seek full control. Legal experts also said earlier this year that it was hard to predict whether the current administration would be more receptive of a deal. If T-Mobile and Sprint had aligned, they would collectively rise to the number three provider slot in the USA mobile market.

T-Mobile, meanwhile, has been on a yearslong streak adding customers.

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