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Why T-Mobile is still looking for a Buyer

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday January 20, 2015.

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T-Mobile has grown hugely over the last 3 years. Since the company ushered in the Uncarrier movement under the leadership of CEO John Legere it has become successful. In that time T-Mobile has added millions of new customers, is close to taking over Sprint as the third biggest carrier in the US, and has won plaudits for the quality of its LTE services and customer care.

The company is also profitable, but growth in this area has remained stagnant despite the growing goodwill around T-Mobile. Despite that, the Magenta Network is hot new rights now, so it may still be off to some that owner Deutsche Telekom still wants to sell the company. Of course, the German telecommunications giant is probably looking to cash in when T-Mobile star is at its highest, but it seems more legs in the company yet.

Desutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges explained why it still wants to sell T-Mobile despite failed sales to the likes of AT&T and a merger with Sprint. He says that despite its growth, T-Mobile is still not ready to tackle the main carriers and the strategy is not long term, Verizon and AT&T, although he did praise the work of Legere:

"His management style will never be adaptable to Germany. I like people being disruptive... I like people who are brave. He is very much fitting to our DNA, how we want to be, even if he is very American in his approach."-Tim Hoettges, CEO, Deutsche Telekom

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