According to the Telegraph, T-Mobile, a. k. a. Deutsche Telekom, may place a bid for Sprint within the next few weeks, a move that if completed will make T-Mobile the second largest carrier in the United States.
We aren’t quite sure what the strategy is here. T-Mobile is a GSM carrier and Sprint runs on the CDMA and iDen standards. Sprint is one of the few carriers trying to roll out WiMax, but, with the rest of the planet going to LTE, it is kind of risky.
If T-Mobile, however, is able to pull this deal off, get WiMax, which is insanely fast, rolled out before Verizon or AT&T get LTE rolled out, then the wireless landscape in the United States will be interesting for years to come.