Sale talks heat up at T-Mobile UK
Three way fight for UK's number four operator
Deutsche Telekom is in early talks with three companies to sell off its UK mobile business T-Mobile.
The future of Britain's fourth placed mobile firm has been in doubt for some time. In the summer advisers JP Morgan were appointed to find buyers for the firm.
Deutsche Telekom is talking to Vodafone, France Telecom and Telefonica. An anonymous source told the FT:“If we’re lucky, we could end up with a three-horse race.”
The source also reckoned that the slight improvement in the economy meant that the price for T-Mobile had also risen from about £3bn in July to nearer £4bn now. Which is still a fraction of what the firm paid for its 3G license.
A deal is unlikely to be hammered out before October at the very earliest. Any cash raised would help Deutsche Telekom strengthen US business.
For a look at what a sale would mean in terms of radio spectrum and networks there's an analysis piece here ®
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Is that why T'Mob wants to charge $1.50 a month to get a paper billing statement?
Trying to gin up petty extortionate revenue trickles in order to add some spit polish to whatever balance sheets they append to the 'For Sale' sign? Pathetic.
@Sampler & Rob
You got Touch Pro 2s from T-Mobile? How?