Things didn’t go Deutsche Telkom’s way after the FCC blocked AT&T’s planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Now, T-Mobile’s parent company needs to build the fourth largest U.S. wireless carrier into the strongest competitor possible. How? By acquiring smaller carriers.
A new report from Bloomberg on Tuesday suggests that Deutsche Telekom will discuss acquiring MetroPCS, and may even announce its intention to do so, tomorrow. The deal would add 9.3 million customers to T-Mobile’s current 33.2 million customer base, Bloomberg said. It’s still unclear how much Deutsche Telekom is willing to pay for MetroPCS but the company is currently worth about $4.9 billion.