Just four months ago, T-Mobile US Inc Chief Executive John Legere warned consumers that results of a U.S. airwaves auction "should scare the hell out of you" because winning offers by Dish Network Corp and bigger phone companies threatened competition.Now Legere is in talks to merge T-Mobile US Inc and Dish Network Corp, said a source familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss the confidential negotiations. A decisive factor is how the partners would use the spectrum Dish has been buying up over the years.T-Mobile would leapfrog its biggest rivals Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc to have the second largest stash of airwaves behind the No. 3 provider Sprint Corp , which has struggled to build out networks, said Recon Analytics analyst Roger Entner, who saw irony in the merger talks."Everybody is an opponent until you're bedmates," said Entner. "(Dish CEO) Charlie Ergen went and bought spectrum like there's no tomorrow because there is no tomorrow without spectrum."
DISH Network Corporation, is a pay-television (TV) provider, with approximately 14. Shares of DISH traded higher by 4.86% or $3.44/share to $74.25. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $56.17 and as high as $80.75. On average, 1298060 shares of DISH exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 7376570.
AT&T Inc. (AT&T) is a holding company. The Company is a provider of telecommunications services in the United States and worldwide. Shares of T traded higher by 0.69% or $0.24/share to $35.27. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $32.07 and as high as $37.48. On average, 29042400 shares of T exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 56213123.
Shares of TMUS traded higher by 2.64% or $1.01/share to $39.34. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $24.26 and as high as $40.77. On average, 4139310 shares of TMUS exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 18943969.
Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) is a holding company. Shares of VZ fell by 2.0% or $-0.98/share to $48.10. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $45.09 and as high as $53.66. On average, 14768200 shares of VZ exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 38395911.