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DISH/Ergen ‘interested’ in T-Mobile

September 8, 2014

By Chris Forrester

Late on September 5 news emerged which suggested that DISH chairman Charlie Ergen had “contacted” wireless giant T-Mobile “according to people familiar with the matter”.

Reportedly, Ergen has told T-Mobile’s majority (56.6 per cent) owner, Deutsche Telekom, that he is willing to put together an offer.

Also interested in the T-Mobile asset is French telco Iliad.

According to Bloomberg, Ergen “may be interested” once the upcoming FCC auction for US wireless spectrum, which is scheduled for November, takes place.

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