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T-Mobile considered merger with Comcast following Sprint deal

2019-12-24 19:10 by
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As T-Mobile's merger trial comes to an end, new documents show that the company has spent years preparing for a merger with Sprint. But a new report made public in connection with the case reveals T-Mobile has also been preparing for a subsequent merger with a cable company, with Comcast seen as the most likely potential candidate.The document in question is a December 2015 presentation for a company workshop in Germany, a copy of which was filed Monday in Manhattan federal court.

Combining T-Mobile with Comcast, the largest U.S. cable provider, was seen by T-Mobile's controlling owner, Deutsche Telekom AG, as unlikely to encounter significant regulatory barriers while resulting in cost and network synergies. One of the ways T-Mobile wants to prepare for the merger with Comcast is to "bring video content onto mobile" this sounds a lot like T-Mobile's new free service and it plans to launch a live TV streaming service called T-Mobile TV. Sprint, T-Mobile and Comcast all declined to comment on the document.

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero is likely to rule on the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint by the end of February. The Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission approved T-Mobile's merger with conditions.

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