Sprint and T-Mobile merger talks are starting again

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Here goes another round of will-they-or-won’t-they: Reuters is reporting that Sprint parent company SoftBank is again preparing to approach Deutsche Telekom about a T-Mobile merger. Rather than talks of acquiring T-Mobile, this time it appears SoftBank is willing to “give up control” of Sprint, preparing to sell most of the company to Deutsche Telekom in order to merge the two wireless carriers. Sources told Reuters that the two companies are expected to start negotiations around April.

Rumors of the merger have been around since at least 2013 when SoftBank initially talked about buying T-Mobile. But Sprint abandoned the plans as FCC regulators at the time would have made it difficult…

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