Today it was announced on Phonescoop.com that a possible deal between Clearwire and Tmobile might be in the works.
It has long been speculated that the #3 Carrier Sprint and the #4 Carrier Tmobile would possibly merge into one company. Highly unlikely because of the two different networks from each company and a third if you count the Nextel IDEN network.
Here is the article from Phonescoop:
"According to Reuters, T-Mobile USA is looking at different ways to boost its spectrum capacity. As part of that goal, the company is considering forming a joint venture with one or more other companies. "We continue to look at JV opportunities for additional spectrum... there are a number of different options we look at, (we) have been talking with cable companies, with Clearwire," Robert Dotson, chief executive of T-Mobile USA. The company does not believe the national broadband plan, recently forwarded to congress by the FCC, will be of help in its goal. Notably, Dotson responded to a question about a merger with Sprint, "What you never want to do is take one company that is going through challenges and take another company going through challenges" and put them together. T-Mobile didn't detail how a joint venture with Clearwire would work. Clearwire is Sprint's partner in building out a national WiMax network. T-Mobile has committed to bringing Long Term Evolution (technology that competes with WiMax) to market as its next-generation technology. Both T-Mobile and Sprint lag market leaders Verizon and AT&T by a growing margin."
I dont see this as a true merger since it not for the Phone aspect of business. As of right now at least. Would this be a good thing?