Hesse says T-Mobile-Sprint combo makes sense if both decide on LTE for 4G
Back in 2008, T-Mobile's parent company, Germany's Deutsche Telekon considered buying Sprint and merging it with their U.S unit. They decided not to pursue a deal because of the different 3G pipelines both employ. But with Verizon Wireless and AT&T, the top two carriers in the U.S. by size, picking up market share at the expense of the nation's third and fourth largest carriers (Sprint and T-Mobile respectively), a merger between the two could form a company that could challenge the leading carriers. A deal might also help out T-Mobile as the company is said to be short of spectrum necessary for 4G services. However, even though DT CEO René Obermann has said that there will be no multi-billion euro deals this year, when it comes to the world of M&A, money talks and if it says the right numbers, anything could happen.