Los Angeles – Sprint (NYSE: S) is in talks to merge with T-Mobile USA,
in a deal that would combine the nation’s third and fourth-largest mobile
network operators, BusinessWeek reported, citing sources. The companies have
reportedly not been able to agree on a valuation for T-Mobile USA, a unit of
Germany’s Deutsche Telekom.
Deutsche Telekom could own a 50% stake in a
combined T-Mobile USA and Sprint.
T-Mobile USA is also reportedly considering
acquiring spectrum from Clearwire as an alternative to the Sprint deal.