The Financial Times is reporting that Sprint's CEO, Dan Hesse, told them in an interview that a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile if both networks decide on LTE technology for their next gen networks. Engadget writes that "combined, it seems that Sprint and T-Mobile -- neither of whom have the firepower to compete with giants AT&T or Verizon on every level -- would create a strong third-place carrier capable of nipping at their heels.
Phandroid notes that Sprint is in a good position for an LTE network rollout:
Fortunately for them, they claim they’ve secured enough spectrum and built their infrastructure in such a way that LTE could be built on top of WiMAX providing a structure that would allow the two standards to work in harmony.
Engadget also mentions that "FT says that the idea of a Sprint deal was rejected back in 2008 on grounds that the two have incompatible networks, so who knows... if that restriction were removed, there might yet be love in the air."
AndroidGuys adds that "rumors like these seem to pop up once or twice every few years, and this one is no different. We are a long way off from seeing T-Mo merge with Sprint/Nextel, but if it was happening tomorrow, I would run out and get me an EVO, you can COUNT on it."
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