T-Mobile and Dish Networks are in merger talks, the Wall Street Journal said June 3 citing "people familiar with the matter." The report said the financials have not yet been decided, but the companies "are in close agreement what the combined company would look like." Neither company has commented.
– Chad Catacchio Circa Staff Writer
The competitive landscape in the U.S. is a lot less aggressive than what we are used to in France. There is enormous potential. It is almost too good to be true.
– Xavier Niel, Iliad founder
French telecom Iliad first went public with its interest in T-Mobile in the summer of 2014. However, Iliad officially ended its interest in T-Mobile in Oct. 2014 after it said T-Mobile "refused to entertain" its $15 billion offer.
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Earlier, Sprint decided in Aug. 2014 to stop pursuing a potential merger with T-Mobile after running into stiff resistance from regulators, according to multiple reports. The companies had been in talks for the past several months in order to combine their operations to better compete against AT&T and Verizon.