first_img CharterSoftBankSprintT-Mobile Home SoftBank mulls Charter deal instead of T-Mobile Chris Donkin Asia Related Previous ArticleEE a bright spot amid broader BT strugglesNext ArticleOrange Bank launches across France Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more OneWeb, SoftBank Corp plot Japan satellite movecenter_img Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank tipped for T-Mobile trade SoftBank is reportedly weighing a move for cable provider Charter as the Japan-based company assesses options outside of a T-Mobile US deal for US subsidiary Sprint.Citing sources “close to the situation,” New York Post said SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son (pictured) approached executives at Charter over a possible tie-up after it reportedly quit negotiations with Deutsche Telekom earlier this week.The story adds another chapter to the ongoing saga around the future of Sprint, after merger talks were reignited with Deutsche Telekom in August three years after a failed bid.Prior to the resumption of discussions with Deutsche Telekom, Son was rumoured to be preparing a move to acquire Charter to merge the business with Sprint.Weeks before reports of Son’s original interest in Charter, the cable company said it had been offered the opportunity to acquire Sprint – a claim Son denied.While SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom have not formally confirmed the collapse of talks, both companies are set to issue earnings announcements next week.SoftBank is due to announce its results on 6 November, with Deutsche Telekom to follow on 9 November. Author T-Mobile US readies 5G FWA business move Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 NOV 2017 last_img