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T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS in talks over deal-sources

FRANKFURT/NEW YORK, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom's

T-Mobile USA unit and MetroPCS are in advanced talks about a tie-up, two sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

Deutsche Telekom declined to comment, while MetroPCS was not immediately available for comment.

Deutsche Telekom tried to sell its U.S. business T-Mobile USA, once a strong growth engine, to AT&T for $39 billion but fierce regulatory opposition scuppered the deal, leaving the German company with a $6 billion breakup package.

(Reporting by Edward Taylor, Arno Schutze in Frankfurt; Nadia Damouni and Nicola Leske in New York and Leila Abboud in Brussels)

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