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Saturday August 02, 2014

Who Wins If Iliad Buys T-Mobile?

In a surprise move this week, French mobile carrier Iliad made an unexpected bid to purchase T-Mobile, the fourth largest mobile carrier in the US. Iliad will offer around $30 Billion for T-Mobile, close to the bid from rival Sprint, but without the government scrutiny Sprint faces from regulators.

The Iliad bid may have been unexpected, but it’s not likely to be unwelcome. U.S. regulators will see a potential deal that changes the ownership of T-Mobile without affecting the makeup of the domestic mobile market.