It’s been an interesting past few weeks to say the least, with enough news, rumors and leaks of an LG Nexus to shake a stick at. It’s not all been about the Nexus though as there’s been some interesting news on the big picture side of things with mergers taking place between carriers left, right and center. When news broke of the reverse merger between MetroPCS and T-Mobile we were all wondering when the merger would be completed – especially considering how T-Mobile considered it to be all but a done deal.
Whilst we have nothing concrete, Deutsche Telekom’s Chief Financial Officer, Timotheus Hoettges, seems to think that a date in the region of April and June next year will be when two networks will become one network. In the same vein, Hoettges was keen to reassure folks that pre-existing financial arrangements might not be under threat, which could include a recent tower deal with Crown Castle as well as anything to do with the company’s shareholders.
It’s interesting to see Deutsche Telekom so calm about the whole affair. Whilst T-Mobile will probably be under nowhere near the amount of scrutiny they faced during the ill-fated AT&T merger it’s still not exactly set in stone. Until recently it was thought that Sprint were ready to make a move on MetroPCS as well however, it looks like Sprint themselves may well be a product of a merger or takeover with Softbank of Japan. Whatever happens, it’s great to see T-Mobile finally start the long climb back to the top and at the same time it’s sad to see Deutsche Telekom prove time and time again that they want out of the US, fast.