Not gonna happen
by dave1973 - 10/22/09 10:18 AM
In Reply to: Not gonna happen by Pepe7
If Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile) acquired Sprint, it would be for the PCS spectrum. Yes, it would be expensive to convert the network over to GSM/UMTS, but I believe that would be any reason for Sprint to merge with T-Mobile. The Nextel network would most likely be sold off, as I don't believe the SMR band could be used for GSM. I could be wrong, but the SMR band is in a different part of the 800 band. Even if it could, T-Mobile would need to have new phones made for the SMR band, like they're already doing having 3G phones in the AWS band. That's why I don't see them keeping Nextel. As for Sprint's network; T-Mobile would have plenty of capacity, and could actually have the same 3G phones as AT&T.
Whether that happens or not is unknown. This rumor will continue for quite sometime, just like Verizon or AT&T buying out USCC.
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