Rumor: T-Mobile’s German Parent Company Might Want To Sell The Carrier To… Comcast
T-Mobile continues to be accountable for seriously trembling in the American cellular carrier during the last few years, disrupting virtually every area from contracts to phone subsidies to data sales models. So hearing that T-Mo’s parent company Deutsche Telekom may want to consider selling them back is sort of alarming. Hearing that they’re going to want to consider supplying Comcast, quantifiably probably the most despised companies within the entire country, is much like watching that mind-crushing scene from Bet on Thrones once again.
Reuters reports that Deutsche Telekom is within active foretells sell T-Mobile USA to cable giant Comcast, based on business magazine Manager, which cites anonymous sources. Playboy states that T-Mobile is positively discussing purchase proposals with multiple your customers including DISH Network, that was indicated earlier this year. DISH formerly tried to purchase Sprint prior to being offered to Japanese corporation Softbank.
An attempted merger between Comcast and it is nearest competitor Time Warner Cable was abandoned after coming under extreme pressure from US telecommunications and business regulators. Deutsche Telekom continues to be searching for any buyer for T-Mobile for a long time (including American carrier AT&T Wireless at some point), and the concept that Comcast really wants to diversify its assets having a wireless carrier appears just like a natural progression for the organization. Comcast’s status for anti-consumer practices and nightmarish customer care makes it a regular target of consumer advocacy groups – it is the reigning “champion” of Consumerist’s “Worst Company In The UsaInch award.
Say it ain’t so, John.
Have faith, T-Mobile fans, for stop worrying: based on an update published on Ars Technica, Comcast isn’t actually thinking about any deal for T-Mobile. This news site claims that Comcast’s pre-existing partnership with Verizon Wireless Carrier means it isn’t looking for another wireless carrier. That story, too, cites anonymous sources.