Rumors by Dan Seifert on Wednesday May 09, 2012.
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According to a report by Bloomberg, Deutsche Telekom is in talks to purchase MetroPCS and merge it with DT's T-Mobile USA property. Bloomberg's unnamed sources claim that a stock-swap transaction would give Deutsche Telekcom control over the combined companies, though they also said the company was contemplating an outright sale or IPO of T-Mobile USA.
A purchase of MetroPCS would give T-Mobile USA about 9 million more customers and access to Metro's
Bloomberg says that T-Mobile's ambitions with MetroPCS are to stem the tide of customers that it has been losing in recent quarters. Additionally. Deutsche Telekom is still apparently interested in an outright sale of T-Mobile to another company altogether, an effort that failed last year when AT&T backed out of its purchase plans for T-Mobile amid steep opposition from regulators.source: Bloomberg