T-Mobile Has Déjà Vu All over Again—Again!

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3Q 2014 | IN-1019842

Tomorrow Is Like Yesterday, Only More So


SoftBank/SON abandons its quest for T-Mobile, and Sprint CEO Hesse immediately exits. I suppose it’s over, at least until someone else decides to buy T-Mobile. We can’t really know for certain what happened until someone decides to spill the news. But since an agreement was never announced, it seems fairly safe that SoftBank/Sprint didn’t have the confidence that the deal would receive DOJ/FCC approval.

You Can’t Say We Didn’t Warn You


If there were a tentative agreement, the breakup fee must have been enough to cause SoftBank/Sprint to blink and not proceed. A simple calculation of the DOJ’s Herfindahl–Hirschman Index indicated trouble for this deal, tho...

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