Dish Network tried to buy MetroPCS in August for $4 billion
Dish Networks Chairman Charlie Egren
Ironically, Sprint had an $8 billion deal in place to buy MetroPCS last year in a transaction that Sprint CEO Dan Hesse had pushed for. But Hesse's Board of Directors voted against the acquisition which was immediately dropped. As it turns out, two days after AT&T pulled out of its $39 billion transaction to buy T-Mobile last December, the latter's German parent,Deutsche Telekom, approached MetroPCS about a deal. Months later, it has resulted in T-Mobile's proposal to buy MetroPCS, a deal that should close in the second quarter of 2013.
3. Bernoulli posted on 19 Nov 2012, 10:24 3
So who's fifth for real? In articles I've seen US cellular, but so then it's actually Metro pcs? I'm so confused :/
4. lsutigers posted on 19 Nov 2012, 19:25 0
Actually, by number of subs Clearwire is #5 with ~11 million but many of Clear's WiMAX subs are from the Sprint side. Metro has ~9.5 million subs and US Cellular ~6 million.
5. MC1123 posted on 19 Nov 2012, 23:13 0
so google will team up with dish wireless to make google wireless... but it dont have that much subscriber... and they're gonna tackle AT&T and Verizon?