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Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA To Merge With MetroPCS

Shared on October 08, 2012 written by Phil Goldstein under T-Mobile WIreless News

Deutsche Telekom and flat-rate player MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS) agreed to merge DT's T-Mobile USA operations with MetroPCS. The action represents the second blockbuster attempt by DT to alter its U.S. strategy after AT&T's (NYSE:T) $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile fell apart in late 2011. The deal would combine T-Mobile's 33.2 million customers with MetroPCS' 9.3 million customers, and represents the latest major consolidation in the U.S. wireless industry. T-Mobile is the nation's fourth largest wireless carrier and MetroPCS is the nation's sixth largest wireless carrier. However, the combination of T-Mobile and MetroPCS won't create a carrier that is bigger than Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S), which counts around 56 million customers and is the nation's third largest wireless carrier. The transaction is structured as a recapitalization, in which MetroPCS will declare a 1 for 2 reverse stock split, make a cash payment of $1.5 billion to its shareholders and acquire all of T-Mobile's capita...

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T-Mobile May Be Sunsetting 2G, But Its M2M Biz Keeps Growing

Shared on June 12, 2012 written by Chris Howell under T-Mobile WIreless News

T-Mobile USA is shutting down 75 percent of a GSM capacity in sequence to transparent a airwaves for new HSPA+ and LTE networks. You would consider that such a large-scale retirement of a 2G ability would mutilate massacre on a high distinction domain machine-to-machine (M2M) communications business, that leans heavily on a GSM/EDGE networks. But a conflicting appears to be case.  T-Mobile's M2M services provider Raco Wireless announced currently during a Connected World Conference that it has landed one of a biggest fish in a M2M industry, point-of-sale (POS) transaction manager Apriva Wireless, that processed $7 billion in sales final year by wireless payments terminals.  Apriva isn't changeable all of a business to T-Mobile. But, in a carefully worded press release, Raco, T-Mobile and Apriva pronounced that they would be replacing a depot SIM cards of Apriva's stream conduit in areas where that conduit is shutting down a 2G network. They didn't name that poser provide...

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