T-Mobile UK Under Pressure to Merge or Sell

Eek. There are reports floating around that T-Mobile UK might be forced to merge with another carrier or sell itself away. During their latest financial reports, Deutsche Telekom CFO Timotheus Hoettges stated:

"The British market is highly competitive and has comparably low margins, in our view consolidation is a means to take excess capabilities out of the market. Nothing is unthinkable on our side."

T-Mobile UK is currently the 4th largest carrier in the telecommunications market in the UK, trailing O2, Orange, and Vodafone. A merger possibility may be 3, the UK's 5th largest carrier. Either way you spin it though, this is pretty bleak news for T-Mobile UK. Hopefully, wherever they go, they'll still have a good enough relationship with Android to pump out more devices!


Casey Chan