T-Mobile and Sprint: Déjà Vu All over Again

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1Q 2014 | IN-1018091


Sprint/SoftBank and T-Mobile Speculation


The trade media echo chamber, i.e., those who know someone who knows something, is feeding speculation about a pending Sprint acquisition of T-Mobile. The reverberations are starting to resonate, but it is not yet clear what the outcome might be. As ABI Research identified in the July 2013 ABI Insight, “Pay Your Money, Take Your Chances: Telecom Consolidation,” keep your eye on Sprint and T-Mobile. The economic pressure for consolidation in the telecom industry continues and tends toward a stable market, as observed in the Rule of Three and Four. No matter how compelling the economic reasons, any deal must gain approval from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. A key factor in deter...

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