Marc Einstein, Industry Principal, ICT Practice at Frost and Sullivan Asia Pacific, says an ongoing mobile price war in Japan and Sprint's failed merger with T-Mobile will weigh on Softbank's earnings.» Read More
*Sprint to name Brightstar's Marcelo Claure as CEO- source. Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc after regulatory resistance showed no signs of softening despite months of lobbying, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Scott Nations, Chief Investment Officer & President at NationsShares, says regulatory hurdle is the main factor for the call off. He later discusses Iliad Telecom's bid for T-Mobile.
The offer by Iliad for T-Mobile is set to be rejected by the US firm having failed to meet the value put on the business by Telekom, FT reports.
Wassil El Hebil, analyst at Berenberg, says Illiad's bid for T Mobile U.S. is a smart move, but there is only a "small chance" that it will win.
Federal Communications Commision said on Friday it wants to prevent joint bids in wireless airwave auctions by nationwide providers, a move that could complicate reported plans for a joint venture by Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc..
Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says Iliad's bid to take over T-Mobile U.S. is surprising and that the price is below the U.S. provider's value.
MUMBAI, Aug 1- India plans to hold an auction of airwaves for mobile phone network operators in February next year and aims to raise an initial $1.5 billion, according to a draft government plan seen by Reuters.
T-Mobile confirmed it has received an offer from French telecom firm Iliad, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan.
WASHINGTON, July 31- French telecommunications company Iliad's surprise bid for U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc would face a far easier U.S. review process than the offer long expected from Sprint Corp, experts said.
*Iliad bids $15 billion in cash for 56.6 pct at $33 per share. PARIS/ NEW YORK, July 31- French telecoms company Iliad SA has made a surprise offer for T-Mobile US Inc, setting up a potential bidding war with rival suitor Sprint Corp, the U.S. mobile carrier now controlled by Japan's Softbank.
The future of wireless growth will come from charging users for multiple devices on the same plan, T-Mobile CEO John Legere says.
French telecoms operator Iliad has made a $15 billion bid to purchase more than half of T-Mobile USA, countering an earlier offer by Sprint.
Would Iliad be a better deal for T-Mobile than Sprint? CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on Illiad's offer for T-Mobile and how the stock is reacting.
Discussing the potential outcome for a deal with Sprint for his business, and what it could take to really get sustained real competition against AT&T and Verizon, with John Legere, T-Mobile CEO.
CNBC's Jim Cramer asks John Legere, T-Mobile CEO, about customers having multiple devices, and churn within the industry between carriers.
John Legere, T-Mobile CEO, discusses competition in the carrier industry, low churn at his company, and when his company will pass Sprint in postpaid subscriber additions.
WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday to coincide with a hearing on the topic.
Once again, problems with auto dealers, mechanics and home improvement contractors top the annual list of consumer complaints.
WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday ahead of a hearing on the subject.
Britons will travel to a spaceport in a driverless car where they could download pictures on 5G networks, according to government plans.
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