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  • Comcast Seen as New Contender to Buyout T-Mobile's USA Division


    The parent company for T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, now considers Comcast to be the leading candidate for the sale of its USA division according to a recent report. This signals a major shift in the American media landscape, one that could have a large impact on Apple.

    According to the folks over at Reuters, Deutsche Telekom is currently in talks with several companies as of right now but Comcast seems to be one of the strongest contenders since it would have the financial resources to buy out all of T-Mobile USA’s shares.

    Just earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal, was reporting that the Dish network was exploring a T-Mobile merger and that the companies were largely in sync about what a combined entity may look like. As a result, Dish could also be in the running.

    If Comcast was to successfully acquire T-Mobile, it would be adding phone service and sales to what is already seen as a giant media conglomerate that spans across cable and Internet services as well as movies, TV networks and theme parks. One of the reasons why the deal may not go through is that the company could end with too much market control leading US regulators to block the deal as they did when Comcast tried to buy Time Warner Cable in a deal worth $45 billion.

    Either of the two, Comcast or Dish, could give T-Mobile subscribers cheap access to mobile TV as a way of getting around Apple. The Cupertino California company has been experiencing large resistance from content providers which may be one of the reasons its service wasn’t announced at WWDC. We’ll have to wait and see how everything pans out.

    Source: Reuters. The Wall Street Journal
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Comcast Seen as New Contender to Buyout T-Mobile's USA Division started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. TooSlo's Avatar
      TooSlo -
      Comcast already denied this rumour on the 17th.

      Comcast Said Not Interested in Buying Carrier T-Mobile - Yahoo Finance

      You may want to update this post, or just delete it...
    1. jetsetjoey's Avatar
      jetsetjoey -
      If Comcast acquires T-Mobile, I'll be switching carriers because Comcast is the AntiChrist...
    1. Raptor2213's Avatar
      Raptor2213 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jetsetjoey View Post
      If Comcast acquires T-Mobile, I'll be switching carriers because Comcast is the AntiChrist...
      While I love T-Mobile, that was the first thing that came to my mind too.