It was confirmed yesterday that MetroPCS and T-Mobile were in talks of a merger, now the deal has been approved. MetroPCS and their 9.3 million subscribers will be under the T-Mobile umbrella, headed by T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere. T-Mobile and MetroPCS have fewer subscribers than Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, but this deal will bring them to over 35 million customers.
As expected, UK telecom BT has agreed to buy mobile carrier EE for £12.5 billion. BT confirmed that it was in talks to buy EE, the largest carrier in the UK, last month. EE’s existing shareholders, Orange and Deutsche Telekom, will sell all of their shares in the business to BT.